- Profercy World Nitrogen Index up almost 4 points on last week – Urea drives index gains
- Swaps market sees significant offer increases for January 2014 urea – up $15pt for Middle East Urea
The nitrogen market remains bullish. Urea price gains supported a more notable increase in the Profercy World Nitrogen Index this week with all other products holding or showing a slight increase. The Index stands at 165.34, up from 161.59 last week, and up nearly 17 points since the floor in early September (148.66).
Granular urea prices were behind the increase this week with active demand in a number of regions alongside multiple supply cutbacks. In particular supply cutbacks supported price increases for Egyptian and Middle East product. On the Direct Hedge paper market urea prices gained sharply yesterday with $330pt fob Yuzhnyy offered for January. Middle East granular was offered at above $360pt fob this morning on the Direct Hedge paper market nearly $15pt above the highest January offer yesterday.
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