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Updated to Q4 2020
Supply is expected to increase as domestic output will stay steady, but the US is forecasted to see imports increase, especially given the reduction in those volumes during 2020. That uptick in volumes is dependent on New Orleans barge values appreciating. This tonnage is likely essential for what is expected to be a strong post-harvest period.
Domestic demand is expected to steadily climb over Q4, especially as the ongoing harvesting efforts are concluded. Current urea values are seen as very favourable for farmers, which combined with improved crop prices, bodes well for the building expectation that a strong period of applications and restocking through the end of the year will emerge.
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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.
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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