Urea market bearish ahead of IFA Conference in Sydney; Nitrogen Index 3 points away from 2013 low

Ahead of this year’s annual International Fertilizer Association conference in Sydney, the urea market remains bearish. With the Chinese low export tax window fast approaching, forward sales by traders have been concluded at ever lower numbers for July. A large volume of granular product has been sold into Turkey, while smaller volumes have been done…

Nitrogen Index holds – Urea market set for a new round of price discovery

[tabs][tab title=”Profercy Nitrogen Index – 2012 Onwards”]  [/tab][tab title=”Profercy Nitrogen Index – 2009 Onwards”]  [/tab][/tabs] Profercy’s Nitrogen Index held at 170.76 this week (up 0.16 on last week). The urea market in the West has seen traders covering in and some spot demand evident, supporting prices for prilled and granular urea. Egyptian prices have held…

Nitrogen Index up 2 points with improved urea prices in the West

[blockquote author=”Profercy Nitrogen Report 17 April 2014″ link=”” link_title=””] “…there has been some comfort for producers in the West this week with modest price rebounds witnessed. Last minute purchasing by end users coincided with traders looking to cover in short sales” [/blockquote] Profercy’s Nitrogen Index gained 2 points last week – the first increase since…

Urea prices soften, ammonia remains firm – Nitrogen Index down 3 points

[blockquote author=”Profercy Nitrogen Report, 3rd April 2014“] The downward price trend continues…..while the level of inquiry has built slightly, it is insufficient to turn the price tide for suppliers. [/blockquote] The low end of Profercy’s price ranges fell by $5-9pt for all major urea export origins used in Profercy’s World Nitrogen Index. This includes Yuzhnyy prills,…

Another bearish week for urea; Profercy’s Nitrogen Index falls a further 3.8 points

Prilled urea prices fall further in China US prices hold while all other markets for both granular and prilled urea drop back Gulf between Yuzhnyy ammonia and Yuzhnyy prills widens. The final week of Q1 maintained the bearish mood of previous weeks, with prices falling for both prilled and granular urea in all markets except…