Granular Urea

Urea is a nitrogen fertilizer and contains 46% N. Urea is the most popular nitrogen fertilizer source. According the International Fertilizer Association the product represents 56% of the world market. The standard crop-nutrient rating (NPK rating) of urea is 46-0-0.

Granular urea is produced on a major scale in the Middle East, USA, North Africa and in China. The majority of urea capacity additions in recent years produce granular urea, as opposed to prilled urea. This includes the significant additions in North America, new capacity in Algeria, Nigeria and Malaysia. Producers with a worldwide footprint include CF Industries, Yara, Sabic, Qafco, Fertil, OCI, MOPCO, Petronas and Indorama.

Through the Profercy Nitrogen Service, Profercy provides expert market analysis of global granular urea markets. This includes weekly price assessments for all major pricing points, such as:

  • Arab Gulf fob US cargoes
  • Arab Gulf fob spot price
  • Arab Gulf full range
  • Malaysia/Indonesia fob
  • China fob
  • SE Asia cfr
  • Baltic fob
  • Egypt fob
  • Algeria fob
  • North Africa full range fob
  • France (Atlantic) cfr
  • Caribbean fob
  • US Gulf pst fob prompt/7 days
  • US Gulf pst fob to 30 days
  • US Gulf metric cfr to 30 days
  • Brazil cfr

Full price history going back nearly 15 years is available to subscribers via the Profercy Hub.

Recent Price History

The graph below shows the average monthly prices for granular urea in the US Gulf where major urea imports from the Arab Gulf, North Africa and other origins are discharged. When compared to Profercy’s Nitrogen Index, a barometer of global nitrogen values, it is evident that the US urea market is one of the cheapest worldwide. All prices are derived from the weekly price assessments published via the Profercy Nitrogen Service.

Profercy Nitrogen Granular Urea

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The Nitrogen Services covers all major nitrogen products, including Prilled Urea, Granular Urea, Ammonium Nitrates, Ammonium Sulphate, UAN solutions and Ammonia.