UREA: US imports up 32% year on year in May

04 July 2014 15:18 Source:ICIS

US urea imports were 10% behind year earlier levels in the July 2013-May 2014 period, according to trade data from the TFI. In July 2013-May 2014, imports were 7.24m short tons, down from the 8.01m short tons imported in the same period of 2012/2013.

However, May was another strong month for imports. US urea imports totalled 633,992 short tons in May 2014, lower than the 1.06m tonnes imported in April, but 32% higher than the 481,953 short tons imported in May 2013.

US urea imports – May

(short tons)

 

2014

2013

Oman

162,325

48,614

UAE

111,703

48,500

Russia

82,828

23,332

Qatar

60,436

171,259

Canada

50,747

149,014

Egypt

37,355

3,727

Venezuela

30,313

-

Trinidad

28,911

21,055

Malaysia

27,645

-

China

23,339

3,838

Total

633,992

481,953

Source: TFI

By Rebecca Clarke