Bahrain exports 20,000 T of urea to Sudan
Manama, October 13, 2012
The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has, for the first time, exported 20,000 tonnes of urea to Sudan.
Company president Abdulrahman Jawahery said the new deal came about as a result of talks between the company and Sudanese officials at the behest of Sudanese Ambassador to Bahrain Mohamed Ahmed Othman.
He said the GPIC as well as its marketing partners, Petrochemical Industries Company, Kuwait, have been keen on identifying new markets for its products. "The Sudanese market will contribute to further enhancing the reputation of Bahrain's urea."
He said the GPIC produces 600,000 tonnes of urea annually to be exported to the US market, which is one of the biggest urea markets, in addition to India, Pakistan, Australia and Thailand.
The Sudanese market needs between 100,000 and 150,000 tonnes of urea per annum for agricultural use, he said. – TradeArabia News Service