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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 Q3 2014
Like other crop nutrients, US urea came under pressure in the quarter as the market saw reduced demand from refill purchases, logistical constraints and prices softening through the period.
As rice demand faded in July, the market entered into a relatively slow period with limited buying occurring until late in the quarter when business had a small uptick for those trying to beat river-closure, primarily for warehouse activity.
The month of August experienced more of the same level of buying interest with the market also feeling some speculation over potential Chinese imports during that time, which gave a momentary appearance of the market strengthening.
Yet September saw the market fade even more as downstream demand decreased further with farmers showing strong reluctance towards making purchases for post-harvest applications as the US corn crop was expected to be record setting and had resulted in a significant fall in the commodity’s pricing level.
Going forward, the market will be faced with river closure and the drawdown of activity and, as a result, will leave enough questions over whether stocks were built up enough ahead of year’s end as the dwindling short-term demand and logistical obstacles, namely higher barge freight rates, have contributed to weigh heavily on the market over this past quarter.
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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