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  China News Service, August 17th. The National Development and Reform Commission held a press conference on the 17th. Spokesperson Meng Wei revealed at the meeting that the National Development and Reform Commission has adopted a series of regulatory measures to ensure the basic stability of domestic fertilizer supply and prices.

According to monitoring, the recent price increase of some chemical fertilizers has slowed down significantly, and relevant policies and measures have had positive effects.

  Meng Wei said that chemical fertilizer is the "food" of grain.

Since the beginning of this year, affected by factors such as rising production costs, price transmission in the international market, and low social inventories, domestic fertilizer prices have risen, and the Party Central Committee and the State Council have attached great importance to this.

  In order to ensure the basic stability of domestic fertilizer supply and prices, the National Development and Reform Commission has adopted a series of control measures.

First, during the spring ploughing period, some national chemical fertilizer commercial reserves were organized for three consecutive months. During this period, the price increase of nitrogen fertilizer, phosphate fertilizer and compound fertilizer in the country was significantly reduced. In some months, prices in some major grain-growing provinces dropped significantly.

The second is to promote the implementation of a one-off subsidy of 20 billion yuan for actual grain farmers as soon as possible to alleviate the impact of the increase in grain growing expenditure caused by the increase in the cost of agricultural materials.

The third is to interview and remind key fertilizer companies to actively fulfill their social responsibilities and operate in an orderly manner in accordance with laws and regulations; cooperate with relevant departments to strengthen fertilizer market supervision, and file investigations on fertilizer companies suspected of raising prices to maintain the order of the fertilizer market.

The fourth is to encourage relevant industry associations to issue initiatives, calling on companies to increase production and supply and stabilize market prices.

According to monitoring, the recent price increase of some chemical fertilizers has slowed down significantly, and relevant policies and measures have had positive effects.

  Meng Wei revealed that in the next step, in response to the new situation and new problems facing the fertilizer market, the National Development and Reform Commission will strengthen the analysis and judgment of market supply and demand and price situation with relevant departments and units, comprehensively implement policies, combine the long and short, and actively take measures including promoting the reduction of fertilizer production. Cost, support enterprises to increase operating rate and output, strengthen reserves and import and export adjustments, unblock the transportation and distribution of chemical fertilizer products and raw materials, maintain the order of chemical fertilizer market circulation, and vigorously promote fertilizer reduction and efficiency.

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