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Updated to Q2 2019
There could be some tightness in the second quarter as buyers come to the market at the same time. The delay in the arrival of spring could result in a logistical headache for the barge community. However, internationally no shortage is expected particularly in light of major importer India being well supplied so this is unlikely to cause any serious shortage for the US market.
The severe winter has meant that less ammonia has been applied to US soil and because of this additional demand for urea is expected. This coincides with the arrival of spring application which is typically the strongest period for urea demand. So an increase in demand during the second quarter is certain.
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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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