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The US weekly urea report covers the spot price of urea in the US Gulf (USG). Urea is a major source of nitrogen, a key plant nutrient for many of the crops that we grow for food, feed and fuel.
The report is important to producers, distributors and dealers of urea who need to know and receive an in-depth analysis of trends in the fertiliser industry.
Urea is important to wheat growers, specifically as it is the main source of nitrogen for both winter and spring wheat.
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Updated to Q2 2014
US urea benefitted over the quarter from a very strong planting season where farmers had high levels of inputs for their crops, notable within corn and wheat applications in the Midwest and Southern Plains region.
Although urea was hampered by some of the logistical issues that impact movements of all fertilizer products due to winter conditions lingering, urea volumes were not seen as under pressure as deliveries stayed steady and left volumes readily available as agricultural producers’ demand increased over the first part of the season.
There was some thought during the quarter that urea usage might be boosted as farmers switched away from other nutrients, like ammonia, to urea in response to such factors as wet field conditions, but this never materialised as was once anticipated.
Pricing has shown signs of becoming firmer over the quarter in part to the increased levels of demand present early on but now are being fuelled by tightness in available supplies, especially volumes for necessary for refill.
The supply situation is not anticipated to improve until later in the summer when imported cargos start arriving. The market is relatively inactive heading into next month but as of now pricing levels have not shown further indications of any immediate decline.
The US weekly urea report covers the spot price of urea in the US Gulf (USG). Urea is a major source of nitrogen – a key plant nutrient for many of the crops that we grow for food, feed and fuel.
The report is important to producers, distributors and dealers of urea who need to know and receive an in-depth analysis of trends in the fertilizer industry.
Urea is important to wheat growers – specifically because it is the main source of nitrogen for both winter and spring wheat.
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