Egypt 6th in world in urea production, produces 7.8M tons of nitrogen fertilizers



Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 01:19 GMT


Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 01:19 GMT

FILE – Minister of Public Business Sector Hisham Tawfik- Egypt Today

FILE – Minister of Public Business Sector Hisham Tawfik- Egypt Today

CAIRO - 28 December 2021: Egypt produces 7.8 million tons of nitrogen fertilizers, according to the Egyptian Minister of Public Enterprise Sector Hisham Tawfik, explaining that this country is the sixth in the world in urea production with 6.7 million tons.


Egypt Today reviews Tawfik’s statements during the inauguration of Kima 2 plant in Aswan in the coming listicles:


- Egypt produces nitrogen fertilizers with a total of 7.8 million tons.


- Egypt is the sixth largest urea producer in the world with 6.7 million tons.


- 9 factories involved in the production of nitrogen fertilizers.


- The Kima plant was converted to produce urea instead of ammonia nitrate in 2011.



- The investment cost of the Kima plant is LE 11.6 billion.

- Production volume of the Kima plant is 2,200 tons of ammonia.


- The current production from the Kima plant is according to the international rates.


-Supplying 55% of the Kima plant's production to the Ministry of Agriculture to meet local needs.


- We are studying with a specialized renewable energy company to produce 600 tons per day of green ammonia.


- Establishing a new unit at the Kima plant to produce 600 tons of ammonia nitrate.


- Establishing a new plant with a capacity of 1,200 tons per day, in partnership with the private sector, to produce ammonia.


- We succeeded in planting short-staple cotton under the directives of President El-Sisi.


- Next year, cotton will be traded electronically on the Commodity Exchange.


- Developing the spinning and weaving system in Egypt with investments amounting to LE 21 billion.


- Receipt of three new gins in Sharkia, Kafr El-Zayat and Kafr El-Dawar.


- Developing six gins in Lower Egypt.


- 14 new gins are being developed with a production capacity of 4.4 million.


- The development of gins aims to increase the added value to the garment industry.


- Fayoum gin is built on an area of ​​10 feddans to receive 90 percent of the cotton of Upper Egypt.


- Developing six gins to keep pace with global developments in the operations of tracking and trading cotton.




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