The country's fertiliser production is pegged at 36.87 million tonne in the 2012-13, up over 8% from last fiscal.
"We have kept a production target of 3,68,75,300 tonne of fertiliser for this financial year, which is slightly higher than 341,09,700 tonne in last fiscal," a senior Fertiliser Ministry official said.
Of this, fertiliser companies will produce 18.14 million tonne of soil nutrients during the Kharif (summer) season and the rest 18.73 million tonne in the rabi (winter) period of 2012-13, the official said.
While urea production is estimated at previous year's level of 22.57 million tonne, the output of complexes and DAP has been pegged higher at 9.98 million tonne and 4.31 million tonne, respectively, this year.
Last fiscal, production of complexes and Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) was estimated at 7.82 million tonne and 3.71 million tonne, each.
Domestic demand of urea is 27-28 million tonne and the shortage of 6-7 million tonne will be met through imports. Similarly, the gap in availability of DAP and potash will be filled by imports.
The country imports half of its requirement of DAP and almost entire requirement of potash.