20 August 2010 12:41 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Two Indian fertilizer manufacturers have received offers under their sulphur purchase tenders at prices up nearly $40/tonne (€31/tonne) on last business, on the back of tight supply and soaring spot prices, market sources said on Friday.
The offer, submitted by trader Swiss Singapore, was at $173/tonne CFR (cost and freight). These levels were last seen in May this year. Prices have dropped since due to low demand from China, currently the world's largest import country.
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According to market sources, the offers were above $150/tonne CFR, and PPL was in negotiations with Swiss Singapore, which participated in the tender.
PPL was looking for 40,000 tonnes of sulphur to be delivered to Paradeep 15-18 September.
The last business which concluded in
The jump in Indian offer prices was a response to the recent hike in FOB (free on board) prices in the
Meanwhile, global sulphur supply was reported to be tight, lending support to the current price rally in the sulphur market.
($1 = €0.78)
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