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Phosphate fertilizers: Market overview
The phosphates market is gearing up for the second quarter, following a month of lacklustre activity. Indian demand has been subdued since the beginning of the year and is expected to resume in the second quarter.
This is expected to coincide with the opening of the low export tax window in China in mid-May, where the bulk of the imports is estimated to come from. Other diammonium phosphate (DAP) tonnes are expected to arrive from Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Indian subsidies have remained unchanged this year and India is estimated to import about 4.5m-5m tonnes of DAP for 2014 compared with 3.3m tonnes last year following a good monsoon season.
Phosphoric acid negotiations for Q2 deliveries to India are underway, with buyers expecting a rollover or a slight increase from $680/tonne CFR (cost & freight) in the first quarter.
On the production front, North African producers have been facing logistical issues in the first quarter. There have been delays in shipments, especially in Morocco, due to adverse weather in February at the Jorf Lasfar and Safi ports. However, these have been resolved and production is said to have ramped up.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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