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Updated to Q3 2021
Supply will remain tight as India will continue to come to the market looking for material. This could mean the European market remains balanced, but high production costs for urea and expensive freight could mean some buyers appearing earlier than usual to secure supply. The high cost of urea could stall any early potential pre-storage buying, however.
Growers are fully focused on harvest during the peak summer months which means a drop in demand in Q3, at least for July and August. Buyers could start emerging sooner to secure material, since India will continue to lead the market in terms of trade flow and price direction.
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Nitrogen (N) fertilizers are produced chemically using natural gas and hydrogen that is contained in the air. Ammonia is produced by mixing nitrogen and hydrogen gases in the presence of heat, pressure and a catalyst compound.
Urea is the most widely-produced and commonly-traded nitrogen fertilizer. Production amounts to more than 140m. tonnes a year, of which about 30m.
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