02 July 2008 14:44 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--German potash producer Kali + Salz (K+S) has increased its European granular muriate of potash (MOP) prices €25/tonne ($40/tonne) on strong demand and tight global supply, a company official said on Wednesday.
K+S announced that its granular MOP prices will be €560/tonne CIF (cost, insurance and freight)/CFR (cost and freight) Europe, with immediate effect and until further notice,
This is around €25/tonne higher than the price K+S set at the end of May.
The K+S source recognised the IPC claim, but said it felt €560/tonne CIF/CFR was more reflective of the current market.
International MOP has continued to rise this year due to imbalanced supply/demand and limited supply options in each market.
However, with prices constantly rising, one European buyer said it expected potash consumption to fall soon as consumers look for cheaper alternatives.
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