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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 Q1 2015
Despite starting off with a positive outlook for the year, the US urea market has been under pressure this quarter as slow demand, which is the result of wet, cold weather keeping farmers out of the fields, has resulted in limited activity and caused pricing levels to erode as supplies remain abundant.
Overall market sentiment has been mixed as there has been some thought developing that the decreases expected in crop production this year, namely corn plantings, could reduce the usage of nitrogen fertilizers like urea.
Given the lack of large-scale demand, as normally would be present before the start of the spring plantings season, prices have retreated globally but are being especially noticed in US barge pricing.
As the quarter came to a close. some activity was increasing as buyers are being forced to conclude deals in time to meet the crop needs quickly forthcoming. The upside to their delayed buying is that the nutrient has scaled downward over the last part of the quarter and that depending on location there is still enough time to get it properly positioned.
There has been increased speculation that more purchasing needs to be concluded to cover the first half of the season’s demand. There has also been talk that some growers might switch to other nutrients, like urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) but at this time it has not been seen. This could develop as the plantings go forward if not been enough volumes have been put into place.
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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