Russia provided 13 percent of all fertilizer trade in 2020

Pie chart showing percent of fertilizer trade provided by Russia, China, Canada, the United States, Morocco, Belarus, Netherlands, Germany, and the rest of the world in 2020

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 led to transportation interruptions and new trade restrictions. That curtailed already short fertilizer supplies, driving up prices almost 50 percent from February to April 2022, affecting the entire food supply chain.

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