Phosphate fertilizers Prices, markets & analysis
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Phosphate fertilizers: Market overview
The phosphates market has started 2014 with a sentiment of cautious optimism regarding prices and global demand. US export prices have shown signs of an upside on the back of a successful application and autumn season and strong DAP/MAP demand in Latin America and Australia. A strong US season is expected to tighten export availability through Q1, therefore supporting prices ahead of Indian demand getting under way in Q2.
The Indian market is expected to be quiet this quarter due to high inventories, as phosphoric acid discussions for Q1 deliveries are under way and prices are expected to roll over. Market players are also focusing their attention on the subsidies for 2014-2015 and the granting of extra budget, which may help to ease liquidity issues.
China has entered its peak season and producers are expected to focus on the domestic market and intra-Asian deals this quarter ahead of the opening of the low export tax window in mid May.
On the supply side, OCP has increased production rates and GCT is producing at a steady rate. SABIC will start MAP production in Q1 and PhosAgro will focus on NPK/NP production in January.
Updated to mid-Jan 2014
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