Fertilizer imports have continued to generate maximum revenue for the Group. This has been true when fertilizer imports were done in the public sector by the Government of Pakistan and it is still true now when fertilizers are being imported in the private sector. The Fertilizer department has been able to maintain its prominent position in the fertilizer indenting business through continued support from leading foreign producers such as Yara International ASA, Tessenderlo Chemie of Belgium and some of renowned Chinese manufacturers as well as reputable traders namely, Gavilon Fertilizer LLC and MultiCommerce LLC. Jaffer is providing indenting services to major domestic fertilizer producers like Fauji Fertilizers Co. Limited, Engro Fertilizers Limited, PakArab Fertilizers Limited, as well as to the other manufacturers and commercial importers in the private sector.
The department arranges different fertilizers into Pakistan:
Urea – Imports from suppliers from Saudi Arabia, China, Kuwait, CIS, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Malaysia, Qatar and Indonesia.
Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) – Imports from suppliers in China, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Russia, Lithuania, Tunisia, CIS and United States of America.
Mono Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) – Imports from suppliers in China, Morocco, Russia and Australia.
Nitrophos (NP) – Imports from suppliers in Russia and Norway.
Muriate of Potash (MOP) – Imports from suppliers in Jordan, Russia and CIS.
Sulfate of Potash (SOP) – Imports from suppliers in Belgium, Taiwan, Jordan, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Philippines, China and United Arab Emirates.
The Commodities Department, recognizing the food and natural resources scarcity, started getting aggressively involved in the import and distribution of food items and natural minerals. Commodities Department has established a reliable supply base around the globe mainly sourcing from China, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, Australia, Russia, and India for import of various commodities from vegetable/fruit items to industrial raw materials to cater the local market demand due to the shortfall between demand and the local production.
Commodities are split into two types: hard and soft commodities. Hard commodities are typically natural resources that must be mined or extracted (minerals, rubber, oil, etc.), whereas soft commodities are agricultural products or livestock (corn, wheat, rice, sugar, cotton, etc.).
Though Jaffer is capable of importing any type of commodities but its major focus is on vegetables/fruits, grains, and natural minerals. Commodities department is involved in both imports and exports of various commodities (pulses, vegetables, oil seeds, minerals, shredded tires, pet chips, iron ores, etc.) The commodities that are being imported are pulses, chickpeas, coal, vegetables and fruits. Whereas commodities that are being marketed and exported by Jaffer are citrus, mangoes, rice, dry fruits and nuts.