Putin instructed the agriculture Ministry to monitor closely the prices of fertilizers

NOVO-Ogaryovo, March 9. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has instructed the Ministry of agriculture to monitor closely the prices of fertilizers. The head of Department Alexander Tkachev has assured Putin that the price growth is kept under control, because the fertilizer industry “more profitable to negotiate.”

“We collected fertilizer producers and kindness, and in the form of an ultimatum, we managed to agree that the prices for the main types of fertilizers will not exceed the rate of inflation, and at least spring field work we carry out with the acceptable, fair prices,” – said Tkachev. “We need to carefully monitor the situation,” – said the head of state.

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“If the fertilizer will not go forward, we’ll just introduce export duties,” warned the Minister. According to him, thus to be limited to the export of fertilizers.

Putin advised Tkachev “to negotiate with the manufacturers of fertilizers, to take into account their interests”.

“It (fertilizer) more profitable to deal with us. to stay in a market system, because only 18% (fertilizers) are supplied to the domestic market and the rest is exported,” explained the head of the Ministry of agriculture.

Tkachev praised the current preparations for spring field work as good. “The current situation is good: there is in full preparation for spring field work, the winter feeding field, which looks good, actively started sowing early spring crops,” he listed the head of Department.

Speaking about the financing of the industry, he noted that the transfer of money to farmers faster than last year. Also “the level of lending is slightly higher than last year, the volume of lending amounts to almost 22 billion roubles, and this pace will only increase”, says the Minister.

Tkachev reported that security farmers fertilizers 7% higher than in 2015, and the availability of fuels and lubricants – 12%.