China’s return to the international urea market ends bull run

China‚Äôs return to the international urea market this week ended the bull run that began end-April. The sale of around 650,000t of urea from China aided India in securing 1.2m. tonnes of product in the latest purchasing tender, the largest single purchase since December 2020. Netbacks in the tender for suppliers were healthy, around $485pt…

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CF Industries files petitions to launch antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into UAN imports from Russia and Trinidad

CF Industries has filed petitions with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting the initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of UAN from Russian and Trinidad and Tobago. The ITC has now officially listed an active import injury investigation on its website (Inv. No. 701-TA-668-669 and…

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PWNI makes small gains, but is set to move higher with India facing offers over $500pt cfr in latest urea tender

The Profercy World Nitrogen Index has increased by 2.81 points this week to 213.46. Gains have not been as steep as in recent weeks, however, with the urea market waiting for the outcome of the latest Indian purchasing inquiry for much of the week. Importers, particularly those in the west, have been on the side-lines,…

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Indonesian prices shoot up while the urea market weighs up prospect of Chinese export tax

After a sustained bull-run, the urea market cooled this week with softer international and Chinese derivatives values, alongside a drop in grain prices, leading to some unease. However, with urea producers worldwide sold well into July, India returning to the market and rumours circulating regarding an export tax being introduced in China, there were no…

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Urea producers extend order books into August with values ramping up further, PWNI hits new high

The Profercy World Nitrogen Index has hit a high last seen in March 2014 as global urea values no signs of slowing their upward trajectory. Urea values continue to rapidly escalate. With traders now willing to book long positions further into July and August, producers in the east and west have managed to achieve higher…

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Urea prices rally: PWNI continues to make strong gains, closing in on highs reached in March

The Profercy World Nitrogen Index has continued its rapid ascent, this week climbing by over 8 points, the largest weekly increase seen since early February, and nearing highs last seen in March this year. All products across the nitrogen-complex remain firm. Urea values in particular are racing ahead of other nitrogen products and showing no…

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