Profercy’s World Nitrogen Index descends further as urea values continue to plunge

The Profercy World Nitrogen Index has continued its sharp descent this week, shedding 16.25 points to 387.16. The Index has now lost around 56 points since the beginning of the year. With urea values declining rapidly, buyers have stayed out of the market, cautious not to book product until absolutely required or until there is…

Nola urea values see extreme volatility as global market searches for a new equilibrium in 2022

The global urea market has entered 2022 on a significantly softer footing, with sentiment switching in the aftermath of India’s latest purchasing inquiry. The IPL tender saw purchases capped, with close to 1.2m. tonnes booked by India for January shipment. This was far lower than many in the market had expected. Indeed, with the world’s…

Profercy World Nitrogen Index makes first decline in 15 weeks as urea demand slows down

The Profercy World Nitrogen Index has this week fallen by 1.23 points to 448.34, the first decline made by the Index in nearly four months. The global urea market has been faced with dwindling supplies since early September. Cutbacks to domestic production earlier this year in the US were further amplified following the aftermath of…

PWNI advances further as latest Indian urea inquiry absorbs December availability

Following the conclusion of its latest purchasing inquiry, India’s IPL has this week secured 1.6m. tonnes of urea for shipment by 31 December. By offering substantial premiums to netbacks from other markets, India has managed to attract the bulk of the remaining spot availability there is in the market for December. In the latest tender,…

India announces back-to-back tenders as urea tightness continues to be felt globally

India has this week announced two new purchasing inquiries, within days of the conclusion of the latest producer-only tender that resulted in only 465,000t of urea being secured by the country. With the world’s largest urea importer desperately behind on purchases for this season, it has had no choice but to pay high prices for…