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Updated to Q3 2019
Supply is anticipated to be constant, despite the logistic and demand issues seen during the spring and thought that the New Orleans market would need to export volumes to strike a balance. Yet now there is not as much carryover inventory expected. Also with values still under pressure, the domestic market will likely not attract additional import vessels.
In the US, with the spring applications either impacted or skipped, demand is expected to increase. The ongoing advancement of stronger secondary applications, particularly side-dressing in late planted corn, could lift overall buying and also support good refill movement later in the summer. Some locations that have run either empty or low will be restocking as well.
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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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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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