IFA ’14: Sulphur supply from Canada no longer in abundance

26 May 2014 05:17 Source:ICIS News

SYDNEY (ICIS)--The sulphur market remains steady, but not so much material is readily available from Canada anymore, a buyer for the South American phosphate market said on Monday.

“For quarter three, I see the market as quite steady right now, but it’s not so soft, the buyer said on the sidelines of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia.

“We would love to see big volumes in the market, but buyers are buying and there is no new supply.”

Supply of sulphur was getting “less and less” every year from Canada, according to the buyer, which procures material from Vancouver in Canada and from California in the US.

“Years ago, you would see four-to-five panamaxes and millions of tonnes out of Canada, but the Canadians are not taking gas now and turning it into sulphur,” the buyer said.

The IFA conference runs from 25-28 May.

By Julia Meehan