Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara, which accounts for a quarter of Brazil's fertilizer market, said its own sales were even slower than first-quarter Anda statistics indicate. "Intead of having three or four months of sales already closed, we have only two or one month ahead," said Yara sales director in Brazil, Cleiton Vargas. At the start of a fiscal austerity push, Brazil's government is reining in subsidised credit widely, including for agriculture, which is heavily dependent on cheap state-led financing. Fortunately for Yara and other fertilizer companies, local grain producers are flush with cash after several years of big crops at good prices. Soy and corn prices have since eased with bumper output from both Brazil and the United States. Yara's president in Brazil, Lair Hanzen, said it was still possible later in 2015 that the company's sales here catch up with last year, later in 2015.