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Updated to Q1 2015
Demand for monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and diammonium phosphate (DAP) for winter storage entered peak season in January-February 2015. Apart from orders signed at the end of 2014, producers also accepted new orders from northeast China, northwest China and east China. Additionally, the export tax window was cancelled and there was demand from South America and southeast Asia in January-February. As a result, selling ideas firmed amid tight supply and fewer low-priced cargoes were available. Prices were at CNY2,100-2,150/tonne EXW for 55% powdered MAP and at around CNY2,650/tonne EXW for 64% DAP. Export prices of DAP increased from $460-465/tonne FOB to $465-470/tonne FOB.
Demand weakened significantly in March. However, granular MAP and DAP prices remained high because producers were fulfilling previous orders and signed some export orders. Only powdered ammonium phosphate prices decreased slightly. Prices of 55% powdered MAP were at CNY2,030-2,060/tonne EXW. Selling ideas of DAP firmed at around CNY2,700/tonne EXW, with export prices at $470-475/tonne FOB.
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