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International market trend of ammonium sulfate in the second week of May 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulfate in the second week of May 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-5-10 15:22:50
5.2-5.9 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

China: The supply of standard grade caprolactam ammonium sulfate is still tight. The inventory in May has been basically sold out, and only a small batch of goods can be shipped from the Yangtze River port this month. Goods shipped in the first half of June were at a price of US$115/tonne or higher. This week’s FOB price is $113-114/ton. According to the tender from May 1st to June 1st, Incofe purchased about 24,000 tons of standard caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate and 4,000 tons of extruded granules from Agrifert Liven. These products will be combined with special fertilizers on June 1st. Shipped to the 10th. The net price of standard ammonium sulphate is believed to return to $115/tonne FOB, while the FOB price of extruded pellets will be as high as $140/ton. The tight supply of raw materials supports the strong price of ammonium sulphate. The current price of Chinese producers is 145-148 dólares norte-americanos / ton FOB, and the sales report is 145-146 dólares norte-americanos / ton FOB.

Philippines: Filipino buyers continue to enquire about shipments at the end of May and June. Esta semana, there was an inquiry for 12,000 tons at the end of May and Davao for 6,000 tons in June. Traders are offering Chinese standard grade products at a high price of $130/ton cfr and shipped in June.

Sri Lanka: There is a 3,000-tonne inquiry about the standard and ammonium sulphate, which is delivered to Sri Lanka in mid-June. The Chinese production price is around $140/ton cfr.

Black Sea, Baltic Sea: SBU Azot has sold 3000-6000 tons of standard domestic grade ammonium sulfate, shipped to Turkey in May, and two more batches of 3,000 tons were transferred to Turkey from April. This price is $120/ton fob Novorossiysk, which is the same as the last transaction price. From May 1st to 10th, in South Rostov, 3,000 tons of cargo was loaded to Bandarma, Peru, and there was a freight inquiry. SBU Azot supplies 5,000 tons of standard internal grade ammonium sulphate and is shipped from Kotka in May. The price suggestion is $125-127/ton FOB.

Peru: Turkish buyers have been inquiring about 15,000 to 20,000 tons of ammonium sulphate and will be shipped to the southern port of Turkey in June, but after the news of the re-election of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the lira depreciated and they took a wait-and-see attitude. attitude.

There was a small inquiries about a small shipment to Samsun immediately, but since the Russian supplier’s goods were now sold out, the goods shipped from the Black Sea in May had been sold out, so the deal was not fulfilled.

Northwestern Europa: Demand for ammonium sulphate decreases as the demand season ends. The supplier’s standard product price for European buyers is $130-135/ton FOB. The net offer for Brazilian standard products is $120/tonne FOB, with a FOB price of $115/ton for a sales report and $170/ton for a FOB product. The North West European producers offer Brazil a granulated ammonium sulphate price of $192-195/ton cfr. OCI’s goal is to sell granulated 2mm grade ammonium sulphate in Europe at a price of €180/ton cif and a 3mm grade at €205/ton cif.

América Central: In the tender on May 1, Incofe purchased about 24,000 tons of standard internal ammonium sulfate from Agrifert at a high of $130/ton cfr, and purchased 4,000 tons of extrusion at a median price of $170/ton cfr. Grade ammonium sulfate. It will be loaded in China from June 1st to 10th and will be shipped to Kuzal Port in Guatemala, Akayutra and El Uunion in El Salvador.

Brasil: The price of Brazilian granular ammonium sulphate has started to rise slightly due to rising seasonal demand and stronger Chinese prices. The price of extruded grade ammonium sulfate is between 175-195 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr, and the price of European granular ammonium sulfate is above 190 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr.

Brazil’s ammonium sulphate imports slowed in April

According to GTT data, Brazil’s ammonium sulphate imports fell to 77,000 tons in April, down 50% year-on-year due to lower imports from China and the Netherlands. However, from January to April this year, due to the increase in shipments in the first quarter, imports increased by 53% year-on-year to 968,000 tons.

From January to April 2019, China provided 652,000 tons of ammonium sulfate to Brazil, accounting for two-thirds of Brazil’s total imports, but only 27,000 tons were shipped to Brazil in April. It imported 31,000 tons from Belgium in April and 172,000 tons from Belgium in January-August, an increase of 77% year-on-year. From January to April this year, imports from the Netherlands fell to 34,000 tons, down 22% year-on-year, while imports from the United States more than doubled to 71,000 tons.

International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the 4th week of April 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the 4th week of April 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-4-26 14:28:54
4.18-4.25 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

China: China’s domestic thiamine prices remain strong due to limited exports of ammonium sulphate. Domestic spring demand is expected to end in April. However, due to the overhaul of the equipment, the supply will still be tight. The producer’s target price is $113-115/ton fob, while the downstream bid is $109-111/ton fob. According to reports, the sales price shipped to Southeast Asia this week was 111-113 dólares norte-americanos / ton fob. Manufacturers quoted extrusion grade ammonium sulfate shipment price in May was 145-147 dólares norte-americanos / ton fob, higher than last week’s 142-147 dólares norte-americanos / ton fob, reflecting the standard grade ammonium sulfate market is relatively strong. The price of granular products is $161-164/ton fob.

Philippines: Farmix has purchased 6000-7000 tons of internal grade ammonium sulphate at a price of $111/ton fob, which was shipped from China in May. This is equivalent to $136/ton cfr Poro Point.

Vietnam: A small amount of Chinese-made internal ammonium sulfate is sold as a container at a price of US$126/ton cfr.

Malásia: Agromate recently inquired about the 20,000-ton MMA-grade product shipped in May, but the company did not purchase it because of the inappropriate price. Last week, Malaysia’s MMA level for East Asia (non-China) was around $120/ton.

Black Sea: Kuibyshevazot did not have ammonium sulphate cargo from Black Sea in May. The manufacturer will deliver about 12,000 tons of standard products to domestic buyers, every 50 kg bags (equivalent to 155-156 dólares norte-americanos / tom), and the ex-factory price is 10,000 rubles per ton (excluding VAT). In addition, Kuibyshevazot sold 2,000 tons of standard ammonium sulphate to a buyer in Hungary at the equivalent of $130/ton FOB. ArcelorMittal and the Ukrainian demilitarized zone (DMZ) held a tender for the sale of approximately 3,000 tons and 800 tons of ammonium sulphate, which will be shipped on April 25. The bidding results are still unclear.

Northwestern Europa: It is reported that a European buyer purchased 3,000 tons of standard internal grade ammonium sulfate at a price of 115 euros/ton FOB (equivalent to $129/ton FOB). The FOB price in the Brazilian market is around $120/ton.

América Central: Incofe completed a tender on April 23, which will purchase 10,000 tons of ammonium sulphate, which will be shipped to Corinto, Nicaragua, Caldera, Costa Rica, and Buenaventura, Colombia, from June 1st to 10th, and with DAP, MAP and Use other fertilizers together. The buyer requested 8,400-8,900 extrusion grade ammonium sulphate and 1,950 ton standard internal grade products. Ameropa won the bid. According to reports, the FOB price of standard products will return to 113-115 dólares norte-americanos / tom.

Brasil: The Brazilian market is still in the off-season mode and demand is expected to pick up in May. Sales of compacted/granulated products are calculated on a quality basis and cost per shipping plus shipping costs of $170-190. The current price of WZF products is 185-186 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr. Standard grade products are $140-145/ton cfr. In May, 30,000-3.5 million standard grade products will be shipped to Brazil in northwestern Europe at a price of $145/ton cfr.

International Market Trend of Ammonium Sulfate in the 2nd Week of April 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International Market Trend of Ammonium Sulfate in the 2nd Week of April 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-4-12 14:06:33
4.4-4.11 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

China: Since April this year, China’s domestic demand has supported the export prices of caprolactam-grade products to be firm. The transaction records show that there are no products with a FOB price of less than $110 this week. Producers are looking for the next sale of $113-115/ton FOB. Despite this, in order to obtain business in Southeast Asia, sellers still have to sell at a price below US$105/ton FOB. Steel coke prices continue to rise due to environmental closures and increased local demand for NPK fertilizers, as well as demand from extruded pellets. According to reports, the steel coke level rose by 15 yuan / tom, reaching 600 yuan / tom, equivalent to 89 dollars / tom. The price of extruded grade ammonium sulfate stabilized this week at a price of US$142-147/ton FOB in China. The FOB price of granular ammonium sulfate is about $160/ton.

India: PPL tendered for the purchase of 10,000 tons of standard grade ammonium sulphate on April 5 and shipped it in April. Basically, the price from China is around $140/ton cfr. The PPL bid for $132/ton cfr and finally confirmed that it was sold at $137/ton cfr Aries for immediate shipment.

Philippines: It is reported that La Filipina of the Philippines purchased 6,000 tons of internal ammonium sulfate and won the bid at the low price of US$130/ton cfr on April 5. The shipment will be shipped to Manila and Bacolod in the second/third week of May.

Black Sea: Kuibyshevazot has sold two 3,000 tons of internal ammonium sulfate, which will be shipped in April. The first shipment was sold to Lebanon by a trader at a price of US$120/tonne Black Sea, and the second batch was sold to Turkey at the same price. SBU’s April ammonium sulphate shipments have been sold out, and there may be some exports in May, depending on the start-up of the caprolactam plant.

Peru: Turkish buyers are expected to purchase products in the coming weeks, and the demand season will continue until early June. According to reports, there was only one new deal this weekKuibyshevazot sold 3,000 tons of cargo from the Black Sea for $120/ton FOB. The freight to the northern port is estimated to be around $15/ton. According to reports, a small number of European granulated goods were sold to Turkey at around $150/ton cfr.

Brasil: Brazil’s demand slowed this week and it is expected that demand will increase in the summer of next month. The price of extruded grade pellets remains unchanged at $170-190/ton cfr, depending on the quality. The price of Chinese raw materials is 170-185 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr, and the price of European granular sellers is 185-190 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr. So far, Brazil has arrived in Hong Kong with two ammonium sulfate cargo ships. The GH Urban Sea, which carries 11,000 tons of ammonium sulphate cargo, will arrive in Dremour on April 22, while the 38,000-ton Peace Pearl will arrive in Gavilon on May 13. However, it is reported that some Chinese goods will be loaded in April/May. European producers will also consider identifying goods for April/May, which may ship between 50,000 and 60,000 tons. China’s standard-grade cfr price is stable at around $140/ton, and European standard-grade cfr is around $140/ton.

Mexico: It is reported that demand from Mexican buyers is slowly increasing, looking at the prices of goods arriving at the end of May/early June. Due to the reduction in Korean goods, Mexican buyers may seek quotations from Europe. The latest sales target for East Coast delivery is $150/ton cfr for medium/high position and $180/ton cfr for medium/high position.

Northwestern Europa: The basic shipping contract for European producers will last until the second half of May. For European buyers, the standard price index is still stable at around $140/ton fob. The net income of the Brazilian market is close to $120/ton fob.

International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the first week of April 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the first week of April 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-4-9 15:10:29
3.28-4.4 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

Black Sea: SBU Azot has sold 3,000 tons of internal ammonium sulfate for a total of 2 ships, which will be shipped from the factory in April. A trader purchased ammonium sulphate at the mid-low price of $120/ton fob Black Sea, ready to ship to Samsun, Peru. Kuibyshevazot’s 3000-6000 tons of internal ammonium sulfate is shipped from the Black Sea with a target price of $130/ton FOB. Due to the decline in demand for NPK producers in the domestic market, Russian suppliers increased their exports in April.

Peru: It is reported that a 3,000-ton internal grade ammonium sulphate freighter has been sold to a Turkish buyer at $130/ton fob Black Sea for delivery to Samsun. This is equivalent to a CIF price of $140/ton cfr. Turkish buyers are expected to look for more small-scale ammonium sulphate producers, which are expected to peak in late May/early June. European producers will seek goods with a minimum of $150/ton cfr. Further inquiries for large vessels from China are unlikely to occur this quarter. According to GTT data, Turkey imported 143,000 tons of ammonium sulphate in the first two months of 2019, up from 109,000 tons in the same period last year. China is still the main supplier of 97,000 tons, more than 71,000 tons. In the first two months of 2019, the United States supplied 31,000 tons, up from 19,000 tons a year ago; Ukraine supplied 15,000 tons, slightly lower than 19,000 tons a year ago.

Brasil: The peak demand season in Brazil is coming. According to reports, many goods will be shipped in April/May, and an estimated 220,000 tons of Chinese products will be shipped through different traders. In April this year, LANXESS will load 25,000 to 30,000 tons of ammonium sulphate to Brazil in Antwerp. The price of extruded grade ammonium sulphate is between 170-190 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr, depending on the quality, China’s extrusion grade is at the low end of the price range, Europe is at the high end of the price range. The sale price of quality Chinese products is 180-185 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr, while European producers hope that the price of goods in May is 195 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr. The standard offer for ammonium sulphate in southern China is about $140 per ton, and the price in Europe is about $5 per ton.

China: Due to a variety of factors, including factory shutdowns, domestic market demand and rising interest in exports to Brazil, the price of caprolactam-grade products remains unchanged at $110-113/tonne FOB. According to reports, this week’s extrusion grade price is about 145 dólares norte-americanos / ton fob China, depending on the quality. The FOB price of granular ammonium sulfate is about $160/ton. It is estimated that about 110,000 tons of extrusion-grade cargo ships will be loaded into Brazil in Tianjin and Longkou ports in April. Domestic strong demand for coking grades for compound fertilizer production, as well as Brazil’s demand for crushed grades in China, has begun to push up the price of southern coking grades. The steel coke grade is 630 yuan / tom (94 dólares norte-americanos / tom), up 35 yuan / ton than the end of March. Argus estimates that the market will reduce by about 220,000 tons due to maintenance shutdowns between April and June. In addition, on March 26, Haili was forced to shut down its Jiangsu plant with an annual output of 300,000 tons of ammonium sulfate. On March 22, a fatal explosion occurred at a nearby chemical plant. The plant is expected to be shut down for about a month.

Philippines: It is reported that Atlas will end its inquiry for 8,000 tons of its internal products next week, which will be shipped to Sanchi in late April/early May. La Filipina in the Philippines will hold a tender on April 5 to purchase 6,000 tons of internal ammonium sulphate and transport it to Manila and Bacolod in the second/third week of May. The offer is valid until April 8. The last sale was at the mid-high level of $130/ton cfr and the net amount was $106-110/ton FOB. China’s FOB price cannot be less than US$110/ton. According to GTT data, the total import of ammonium sulfate to the Philippines in January 2019 was 52,000 tons, which was the same as the previous year. China accounts for 70% of the total, 36,000 tons, and Australia’s 16,000 tons.

India: PPL will bid 10,000 tons of standard grade ammonium sulphate on April 5 and ship it in April. The bid is valid until April 10.

Malásia: China’s MMA grade ammonium sulfate is priced at $118-120/ton cfr. The East Asian (non-Chinese) South Pacific Asset Management Corporation caprolactam grade is being adjusted according to conventional agreements and is priced slightly below $130/ton cfr.

Australia: GTT data show that Australia’s South Pacific imports fell from 116,986 tons in January-February 2018 to 103,700 tons in the first two months of 2019. China’s shipments accounted for about two-thirds of total shipments, slightly lower than last year’s 73,000 tons, to 69,000 tons. Other major imports include (previous year in parentheses): 27,000 tons (25,000 tons) in Thailand and 3,000 tons (7000 tons) in Indonesia.

Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan government announced that private sector importers bought the highest price of imported fertilizers in the second quarter of this year.

The government raised the maximum cfr price of ammonium sorbate imports from $138 in the previous quarter to $146.72/ton. This price includes a 180-day credit period.

Northwest Europe: For European buyers, the standard price index has been stable at around $140/ton FOB. The net market in Brazil is at $120/ton FOB. Producers in northwestern Europe are inspecting shipments of extruded grade products in the Baltic region.

International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the 4th week of March 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the 4th week of March 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-3-29 15:28:43
3.21-3.28 dinâmica do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

Peru: It is reported that a Chinese businessman sold 50,000 tons of ammonium sulphate goods to Turkish buyers late last week at a price of about US$130/ton (including freight) and did not pay the April tariff. It is unclear whether the shipment is a steel coke grade, an internal grade or a mixture.

China: China’s caprolactam-grade product prices have remained firm this week, with FOB prices of $110-113/tonne, despite rumors that last week’s prices were lower, at around $105 106/ton FOB. However, it is not possible to buy offshore prices below $110/ton this week, in part because of the scheduled recovery in the second quarter and because demand in Brazil and Southeast Asia is rising.

Jiangsu Haili closed after the chemical plant exploded: After a fatal explosion at a chemical plant near March 22, Haili was forced to close its Jiangsu plant in eastern China on March 26. Haili Jiangsu Branch produces caprolactam by-product ammonium sulfate, with an annual output of 300,000 tons of ammonium sulfate. The plant is expected to be shut down for a month or so, leaving approximately 25,000 tons to 30,000 tons out of the market.

According to news reports, Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co., Ltd. exploded, killing 78 people. Haili also has an unaffected 300,000 tonne/year caprolactam ammonium sulfate plant in Shandong.

In addition, China plans to shut down some of the major equipment for ammonium sulphate from April to June. According to Argus, there may be 220,000 tons or more of ammonium sulphate being withdrawn from the market during this period.

Brasil: The Brazilian market is beginning to recover. The buyer began to consider the goods delivered in April/May. China’s extrusion grade ammonium sulphate is priced at 172-180 dólares norte-americanos / tonelada CFR, European grain price is 190-195 dólares norte-americanos / tonelada CFR. The standard grade quote from China is about $140 per ton, and the European producer’s target is a mid-to-high end cost plus freight of $140 per ton.

Dreymoor will ship 10,000 tons of extruded grade ammonium sulphate cargo in MAP in April. The company sells ammonium sulphate in Brazil for $172/ton cfr. According to reports, a trader will load 60,000 tons of goods scheduled to be shipped to Brazil at the end of April/early May.

Philippines: La Filipina of the Philippines completed a 6,000-ton caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate bid this week and will deliver it to Ilo Ilo and Davao by the end of April. One of the ships has a cost plus freight rate of $130/ton at the mid-high, and the buyer is reported to have bought it at $130/ton cost plus freight, with a net price below $110/ton FOB.

Black Sea: SBU Azot offers 3,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate, and the FOB price of the Black Sea is $130/ton. The offer from Turkey is FOB price of $120 per ton. According to reports, Kuibyshevazot has some stocks in April, but it is not clear whether there will be exports. Schekinoazot sold out this month.

Indonésia: Esta semana, traders have sold a large number of containers to Indonesia, including 3,000 tons to Surabaya, 3,000 tons to Palambang and 4,000 tons to Panjang. The selling price is at a low level of $130/ton cost plus shipping, and after deducting container shipping costs, it returns to about $120/ton FOB.

Coreia do Sul: It is reported that Hannong Farm purchased 3,000 tons of caprolactam ammonium sulfate for US$110/ton FOB China and delivered it in April.

Vietnam: It is reported that PVFCCO has won the bid on March 25 to sell 6,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate to the Vietnamese trading company at a cost plus freight rate equivalent to US$122-123 per ton. Ammonium sulfate will be supplied from domestic stocks, not from imports.

Northwestern Europa: As the spring draws to a close, the market in northwestern Europe continues to pick up and most buyers have already bought it. Standard grade materials are available at a FOB price of €120/tonne in Northwest Europe.

International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the third week of March 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the third week of March 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-3-22 16:16:47
3.14-3.21 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

Peru: Buyers in the south of the country have been looking for 6,000 tons of ammonium sulphate to be shipped to ports such as Iskenderun by the end of April. According to reports, Samsung will purchase a batch of 45,000 tons of ammonium sulphate from South Korea in early April, the price is 145-146 dólares norte-americanos / tonelada CFR. The buyer bargained to $140/ton. Agrofertrans offers a 30,000 to 45,000 tons of Chinese ammonium sulphate freighter for a price of $130/tonne CFR and a credit period of 180 to 270 dias. It is estimated that China’s FOB price is about US$105/ton. The coking level is 100-105 dólares norte-americanos / ton CFR China. However, Turkish buyers are often keen to buy premium white caprolactam grades. The most recent purchase of caprolactam in Turkey was $140/tonne CFR. At present, buyers have no choice but to buy Chinese or Korean goods. Since the orders of European producers have all been booked, and because of Russia’s demand for NPK production, Black Overseas has almost no available.

China: China’s caprolactam producers offer $110-113/tonne CFR, with a bid price of $105-108/ton. The lower quality caprolactam grade is likely to be under pressure, with a FOB price of $110/ton due to the lack of demand in Southeast Asia due to the effects of dry weather. The mill-grade price stabilized at 500 yuan/ton this week, equivalent to $74/ton. Some Chinese installations began to be overhauled from April to June. It is estimated that the capacity of China’s ammonium sulphate is currently 8.5 million tons / ano, so these shutdowns are equivalent to about 2.5% of this year’s capacity. According to customs data, China’s exports in 2020 were 6.8 million tons. Therefore, due to the impact of maintenance, the amount of exports reduced from the market is equivalent to 3.2% of commercial ammonium sulfate imported from China.

Indonésia: It is reported that Petrokimia Gresik’s annual contract totals between 60,000 and 700,000 tons to 900,000 tons. The following traders got the contract: Samsung, Golden wheat, Aries, Sunshine, (Agrostar, Agrifert Agrofertrans. Delivery time is from April 2019 to March 2020. Some small buyers bought this market this week. Many 2,000-ton containers are being shipped to Surabaya and Belawan. It is reported that the FOB price in China is about US$120/ton, while the freight rate is US$10-12/ton, and the CIF price is low-$130/ton CFR.

Vietnam: Pvfcco will hold a bid on March 25 to purchase 6,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate and deliver it before April 10. The offer is valid until March 28. The market price in Vietnam is stable, the caprolactam grade is at low-intermediate $130/ton cfr, the coking grade is high at $120/ton and the MMA level is at low-$120/ton cfr. Domestic fertilizer purchases are mainly concentrated in the Mekong Delta. Vietnam has less rainfall this season. It usually starts in March and starts in April, but the transaction has not yet started.

Coreia do Sul: Farmhanong expects 3,000 tons of standard grade ammonium sulfate to arrive in April. In the first two months of 2019, the export volume of ammonium sulphate in Korea increased from 101,164 tons from January to February 2018 to 138,423 tons, according to GTT data. Sales to Mexico more than doubled from 27,500 tons a year ago, reaching more than 55,000 tons. Due to anti-dumping measures, Mexico cannot import from China. Other major exports include (in the previous year in brackets): Peru 53,000 tons (45,000 tons); the United States 22,000 tons (0); India 8,000 tons (22,000 tons).

Philippines: Buyers are expected to return to the market next week to buy new products. The last bulk sale was done at a low price of $140/ton CFR.

Brasil: Summer quotes remain unchanged this week. Buying interest is not expected to rise until May. The Chinese standard grade price is around $140/ton CFR, and the European seller’s target is medium/high – $140/tonelada CFR. In terms of particle size, European producers offer $190-195/ton cfr, while China compresses $175-175/ton cfr, costing $185 per ton, depending on quality. According to reports, a key buyer in the market is bidding to buy 25,000 tons of granular ammonium sulfate, which will be delivered in May. Fibrant plans to open a ship to Brazil for loading in the second half of April.

Mexico: Importers say they will need to ship another shipment to smaller buyers in the next few weeks. According to reports, the two vessels of South Korea’s raw materials have been scheduled, European producers may ship some standard grade products totaling 60,000 tons in April or early May. The East Coast delivery price index is $150/ton cfr at the mid to high end and $180/ton cfr for the granularity.

United States: Over the past week, demand for ammonium sulfate has increased as weather conditions have improved. Fibrant will sell 2.5-2.7 million tons of ammonium sulphate at a FOB price of $205 per ton, which is expected to arrive in April, about $3-4 higher than the previous week. There have already been two European cargo ships: Oborishte – 25,000 tons Ghent to Fibrant and Chestnut – 25,000 tons from Antwerp to LANXESS. Fibrant is preparing the second shipment, which will be shipped to Nora in mid-April.

Báltico / Mar Negro: Exports from the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea are still very limited due to strong demand from the local market this spring. A trader is discussing 4,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate with SBU Azot and Kuibyshevazot producers, which will be shipped in April. Manufacturersquotations are $140/tonne Black Sea FOB and $147/ton Black Sea FOB. Turkey’s cost plus freight rate is equivalent to about $130/tonne to the FOB price in the Black Sea, and the lowest price of $120/ton FOB from Brazil to the Baltic Sea.

Benelux Economic Union (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg): Belgium’s exports fell in January 2019 due to the economic recovery. According to GTT data, Belgium exported 59,022 tons of ammonium sulphate in January 2019, down from 169,856 tons exported in January 2018. In January of this year, the largest buyer of Belgian ammonium sulphate was Brazil, which carried a total of 33,025 tons of cargo, up from 25,040 tons in the same period last year. However, in January 2019, China did not export to the United States, the United Kingdom and other Western European markets. In January of this year, Belgium exported 11,000 tons to Mexico, up from zero in the same period last year.

International Market Trend of Ammonium Sulfate in the 2nd Week of March 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International Market Trend of Ammonium Sulfate in the 2nd Week of March 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-3-15 14:37:55
3.7-3.14 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

China: The price of caprolactam-grade products is 110-113 dólares norte-americanos / ton FOB, the demand is gradually increasing, manufacturers are not willing to cut prices. The trader reported a price of 106-108 dólares norte-americanos / ton of FOB, but so far this price has not been sold. The coking grade price remains unchanged at the export price of 500 yuan / tom, equivalent to 74 dólares norte-americanos / tom. In the coming weeks, China’s domestic market and Southeast Asian demand will help support prices. China’s extrusion grades will increase and are being prepared for the April/May Brazilian procurement season. In the coming months, many caprolactam plants will begin to be overhauled, and the supply of internal products will be greatly reduced. These include Fujian Shenyuan’s April-June maintenance, Nanjing Oriental’s recovery in June, and Xuyang’s April maintenance. During this period, the market may reduce approximately 200,000 tons of ammonium sulfate.

Brasil: Esta semana, suppliers have started to offer stocks for the summer, but it is not expected to start purchasing in May. The standard grade of ammonium sulphate in China is about $140/ton cfr, and the European seller’s target price is $145-147/ton cfr. China’s extrusion grade is 170 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr, the quality is poor, 180-185 dólares norte-americanos / ton cfr, the quality is higher. European producers are seeking particulate grade ammonium sulphate at around $190/ton cfr.

In 2019, China’s ammonium sulfate exports dominated the Brazilian market. The latest data from the GTT shows that the total import volume almost doubled in the first two months of 2019, from 332,464 tons from January to February 2018 to 618,711 tons. Delayed purchases in the Saflinha field in 2019 were considered to be the reason for the higher level of ammonium sulphate imports. Among them, China supplied 429,000 tons, up from 201,000 tons in the same period last year. Imports also include (in the previous year in brackets): 86,000 tons (63,000 tons) in Belgium, 55,000 tons (33,000 tons) in the United States and 21,000 tons (7,000 tons) in the Netherlands. Lanxess will ship nearly 30,000 tons of ammonium sulphate to Brazil in Antwerp next week.

Indonésia: It is reported that Petrokimia Gresik (PKG) has reached an agreement with a number of dealers to sign an annual contract of 500,000-600,000 tons. Delivery time is required between April 2019 and March 2020.

Philippines: Buyers of ammonium sulphate including Taikoo are expected to enter the market in April. According to reports, Everland purchased 6,000 tons of internal cargo at $130/ton cfr Davao.

Vietnam: TVM requires 6,000 tons of powdered ammonium sulphate to be shipped to HCMC in March/April. The Vietnamese market price is 130s/t cfr in the middle class, 120s/t in the coking level and 120s/t cfr in the MMA level.

Malásia: Sime Darby completed a tender of 100,000 tons of ammonium sulphate, ou 15,000 tons of ammonium chloride, 22,000 tons of silica and 70,000 tons of phosphate on March 11. There are currently no details of the bid or winning bid. Delivery time is from July 2019 a junho 2020.

América Central: Incofe requested 5,000 tons of caprolactam and 5,350 tons of extruded granular ammonium sulphate on March 13th, along with other fertilizers, to the St. Thomas of Guatemala, Pto Cortes of Honduras and the first half of April. Barranquilla, Colombia.

Northwestern Europa: European producers still performed well in March/April. OCI offers a 2mm grade with an inland CIF price of €190-195/tonne, which is equivalent to 175-180 Euro/ton FOB. The 3mm grade is quoted at around 220 Euro/ton, cif inland/cpt. Granular ammonium sulfate reported a FOB price of USD 165/ton in northwestern Europe.

NOS: The current high water level continues to limit the upward flow of rivers, and snowfall means that very few products flow to the farm. However, once the demand season comes, the market will be fast and intense.

Peru: Turkish buyers continue to make inquiries but are not prepared to buy at current levels. There were two inquiries this week, one from Turkish importers of 15,000 tons and the other from traders of 30,000 tons. The recent in-house sales price was completed at $140/ton cfr. Buyers demand $140/ton cfr and below, and this price is currently not filled.

Mexico: Mexican importers and traders continue to look for goods. European producers are expected to ship approximately 60,000 tons of standard grade ammonium sulphate to East Coast buyers in early April/May. The price index for East Coast delivery is the mid-high price of the standard $150/ton cfr and the medium-high price of the granular $180/ton cfr.

International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the first week of March 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulphate in the first week of March 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-3-8 14:14:44
2.28-3.7 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

Although global urea prices have fallen, ammonium sulfate prices have remained firm in the past few weeks. Europe’s demand is good, while Mexico plans to buy about 200,000 tons of products in March. Although the demand in the off-season from Turkey and Brazil was lower than expected, the export price stabilized the price of ammonium sulfate in April.

Mexico: Mexico’s demand continues to be of interest to the global market, and there are many inquiries about March/April shipments to the East and West Coast this week. According to reports, Samsung has sold two batches of 30,000 tons of goods from South Korea so far, and it is expected to be shipped in March or April. One of the goods shipped to Issa has arrived. The price is about $120/ton FOB Korea. European suppliers plan to ship 50,000-60 tons of cargo in March/April. The West Coast price index is mid-high at $140/ton cfr, and the East Coast price index is at mid-high at $150/ton. Demand for imported ammonium sulphate in Mexico may increase again this year, depending on how much ammonia the Mexican national oil company can provide to local ammonium sulphate producers.

United States: Due to too much precipitation this year, the continuous bad weather has caused the fat products to rarely flow to the farm. The demand peak in a few years is a little later than in previous years. Fibrant offers extruded granular ammonium sulphate shipping, and the March/April Nola FOB price is $210/ton. The previous sales price was $205/ton FOB, equivalent to $220-221/ton cfr Nola.

Northwest Europe: Producers across Europe are satisfied with the March sales, especially the sales of granular ammonium sulphate. As the weather conditions improve, the demand for compound fertilizer has increased in the past week. By the second half of April, demand will begin to decrease. The inland CIF price of the granular 2mm grade is about 190 Euro/ton. OCI offers a 3mm grade inland CIF of about 220 Euro/ton. Esta semana, 25,000 tons of granular ammonium sulphate imported from China by Amoropa was loaded in Longkou and is ready for shipment to Laparis, France. The ship will arrive in France in the second half of April. According to reports, the purchase price is about 150 dólares norte-americanos / ton FOB, the freight is estimated to be around 30 dólares norte-americanos / tom. The ammonium sulfate rate in China is 6.5% in the EU.

Peru: Demand for ammonium sulphate is very low this week. Lower urea prices are expected to cause some buyers to abandon the purchase of ammonium sulfate during the quarter. According to GTT data, Turkey imported 61,310 tons in January 2019, 35% higher than the 45,359 tons in January 2018. In January, it imported 31,000 tons from the United States, 15,000 tons from China, and 15,000 tons from Ukraine.

Egypt: After Alexfert sold to multiple destinations in Europe, the granular ammonium sulphate was basically determined in March. According to GTT data, export statistics from January to November 2018 show that Egypt’s total exports in the first 11 months of this year were 106,744 tons, an increase of nearly 18% from 90,621 tons in the first 11 months of 2017. Major exports (in parentheses the previous year): Israel 31,000 tons (0), Greece 29,000 tons (22,000 tons), Italy 19,000 tons (23,000 tons), Romania 13,000 tons (23,000 tons), Bulgaria 9000 tons (12,000 tons) and Georgia 4000 tons (0).

Morocco: Enquiries for standard grades of ammonium sulphate of approximately 6-7 000 tonnes are in progress and will be shipped in March/April. The offer is 105-110 euros / ton fob NW Europe.

China: With the increase in demand for caprolactam-grade products in the Brazilian market, the price of domestic coking grade products has risen. The price of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate shipped in March was $110-112/tonne, and some producers offered FOBs at $112-113/tonne. There are reports this week that as buyers enter the market to buy goods in March and April, demand in Southeast Asia continues to grow, which also supports China’s export prices. According to reports, the southern coking grade product is 500 yuan / tom, equivalent to 75 dólares norte-americanos / tom.

Exports rose in January due to strong sales in Brazil: GTT data showed that in January 2019, China’s exports increased by 19%, from 513,340 tons in January 2018 to 608,896 tons. Exports to Brazil account for more than a quarter of China’s total exports, which is 160,000 tons, more than three times that of 59,000 tons a year ago. The main exports include (in the previous year’s brackets): Peru 99,000 tons (7.9 million tons), Lithuania 57,000 tons (7000 tons), Indonésia 48,000 tons (102.000 tons)

Japan: According to GTT data, in January 2019, Japan exported 31,025 tons, slightly lower than 39,395 tons in January 2018. Exports in January included 24,000 tons (8,000 tons) in the Philippines and 7,000 tons (15,000 tons) in Malaysia. There was no export volume in January 2019 and 17,000 tons in 2018.

Fiji: South Pacific Fertilizer Company bid for 10,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate on February 28 and shipped it in March. Gold barley won the bid at $149/ton CFR.

Indonésia: Petrokimia Gresik (PKG) is discussing the price of 100,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate with contract suppliers in 2019 – Agrifert Liven, Aries and Golden Barley.

In 2018, Indonesian imports increased by 22%: GTT data showed that in 2018, Indonesian ammonium sulfate imports increased by 22%, from 1.07 million tons in 2017 to 13.04 million tons. More than 93% of imports are from China, and in 2018 China exported 1.22 million tons to Indonesia. Taiwan, China, increased from 26,000 tons in 2017 to 85,000 tons in 2018.

Vietnam: An inquiry for about 7,000-8,000 tons is underway.

Philippines: According to GTT data, the import of ammonium sulphate in the Philippines in 2018 was 9% less, from 545,978 tons in 2017 to 496,770 tons. China’s exports have fallen 16% from 406,000 tons in 2017 to 341,000 tons.

América Central: It is reported that Allied Harvest has accepted the tender of China Railway Corporation on February 26, and purchased a total of 28,947 tons of fertilizer, including 5,000 tons of internal grade and 5,350 tons of granular or extruded grade, and shipped from April 1 to 10. . According to reports, the purchase price of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate is US$111/ton fob China.

International Market Trend of Ammonium Sulfate in Week 4, February 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International Market Trend of Ammonium Sulfate in Week 4, February 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-3-1 15:39:42
2.21-2.28 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

Northwestern Europa: The supply of granular ammonium sulphate in northwestern Europe was tight in March, with most producers stocking low or sold out. The tight market has attracted another batch of Chinese extruded ammonium sulphate cargo ships. Ameropa will load 25,000 tons of cargo at Lhakou to La Palis from March 1st to 10th. Some of Fertilore’s Chinese grainy goods arrived in France in March but have been sold out. European spot buyers seeking standard grades are quoted at FOB 120-125 EUR/ton, equivalent to FOB 137-142 USD/ton. According to the lower end of season sales CFR price of $ 140 / tom, the standard grade of Brazilian NetbacksFOB price is about 120-122 dólares norte-americanos / tom.

Peru: Gemlik will enter the market in March to deliver standard and granular ammonium sulphate in March/April. The most recent sales price for caprolactam in Turkey was $140/ton cfr, but the buyer hopes the new price will be below $140/ton cfr. Based on the current FOB level in China and the freight rate of more than US$20/ton, in the case of pre-tax write-offs, the quotation must be at the median of more than $140/ton cfr, while the European producers are at least $150 on a cash basis. / ton cfr.

Spain: The total export volume for the whole year of 2018 was 293,960 tons, an increase of 20% over the 246,325 tons in 2017. France is still a major importer with an import volume of 94,000 tons, slightly higher than the 90,000 tons in 2017. Other major exporting countries include (in the previous year’s brackets): Italy 43,000 tons (33,000 tons), Brasil 33,000 tons (2000 tons), Morocco 26,000 tons (21,000 tons) and Greece 26,000 tons (16,000 tons) ).

Ukraine: According to traders, the supply of extruded and standard grade ammonium sulphate was tight in March. According to reports, the standard ammonium sulfate sales price is 6,900 horsepower / tom, equivalent to 257 dólares norte-americanos / tom.

Russia: Kuaz will supply compressed-grade large bags at a price of Rs 13,000/t fca Samara (equivalent to USD 197/t) and will be shipped from April to May. Russian producers did not have a quantity for export in March, and domestic buyers are expected to receive available tonnage.

China: Most manufacturers offer caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate at a price of $110-112/tonne FOB for March and a target price of $113/ton for Fujian Shenyuan. According to reports, a manufacturer has sold 22,000 tons this week, the price is about 110 dólares norte-americanos / ton FOB. The price of extrusion grade coking grade products has risen by about 15 yuan/ton to 530-535 yuan/ton this week.

Southeast Asia: Demand has risen in Southeast Asia as buyers return to the market. Trade is expected to be active in March and April.

Taiwan: According to GTT data, Taiwan’s total exports in 2018 were 459,799 tons, slightly higher than the 432,463 tons in 2017. Includes year-round exports (brackets from the previous year): Malásia 219,000 tons (215,000 tons). Vietnam has 120,000 tons (123,000 tons), Indonésia 85,000 tons (26,000 tons) and the Philippines 19,000 tons (18,000 tons).

India: Smartchem Technologies Ltd. canceled the tender for the purchase of 15-20 million tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate on February 15. The price is above the target level of $130/ton.

Coreia do Sul: South Korea’s total exports in January were 102,628 tons, double the amount in January 2017. Exports in January included 53,000 tons for Turkey, 28,000 tons for Mexico and 22,000 tons for the United States.

Tailândia: Thailand imported 115,204 tons of ammonium sulphate in 2018, down from 206,993 tons in 2017. In 2018, China remained a major supplier, but imports fell by more than 50,000 tons to 100,013 tons.

América Central: Incofe completed a tender on February 26 to purchase a total of 28,947 tons of fertilizer, including 5,000 tons of internal grade (4000 tons of St. Thomas and 1,000 tons of Cortes) and 5,350 tons of granular ammonium sulfate, respectively Loaded by 2,400 tons of Cortez, 2,200 tons of Barranquilla and 750 tons of Cortes from April 1st to 10th.

Brasil: The market for ammonium sulphate is quiet. For extruded grade ammonium sulphate, the price has dropped to $170/ton cfr and the high quality is close to $185/ton CFR. European producers offer quality products at around $200/tonne CFR, but buyers are expected to be below this level in their next purchase this quarter. Demand is expected to pick up in April/May. Dreymoor will load 10,000 tons of loose cargo in the first half of March. Esta semana, Lanx is loading 25,000 tons of cargo in February and discussing the cargo in March.

Mexico: Esta semana, Mexico’s import demand has surfaced again. Buyers estimate that 4- to 45,000 tons of ammonium sulfate are required for use in March/April. It is believed that Mexican buyers have purchased two March/April cargo ships from Samsung. The East Coast port is quoted at $153-154/ton cfr, and the West Coast offer is $10/ton higher, with South Korea’s FOB price at around $120/ton.

NOS: A batch of 10,000 tons of extruded grade ammonium sulphate has been sold to a US distributor, which was combined with other fertilizers from the Baltic Sea in March. Prices are as high as $170/ton fob.

Morocco: Statistics for the full year of 2018 show that Morocco’s ammonium sulphate imports have increased 56% from last year’s 73,055 tons to 113,922 tons. Belgua and Spain are still two major suppliers, with 31,000 tons and 26,000 tons respectively in 2018, accounting for 49% of total imports.

International market trend of ammonium sulfate in the third week of February 2019

Sulfato de amônia: International market trend of ammonium sulfate in the third week of February 2019
Fonte: Informações Zhongyu Data: 2019-2-22 14:18:29
2.14-2.21 Tendências do mercado internacional (de fontes estrangeiras)

Guatemala: Incofe’s purchase of ammonium sulphate and phosphate in March was won by fi rm Nitron. It purchased 28,000 tons of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulfate (two-stage) and 5,000 tons of extruded granular ammonium sulfate, shipped from China to the 5,000-ton class 16-20-0+S, and possibly 20-20-0, shipped to Guatemala’s Pto Quetzal. The goods are expected to be shipped from March 1-10. The price of caprolactam is between the high of $120/ton cfr and the low of $130/ton cfr, and the granular price is between $160/ton cfr. The freight rate from China is estimated to be $20/ton.

Peru: Gemlik’s order is 15,000 tons shipped to Turkey in March, and there is currently a freight inquiry from Northern Europe. European caprolactam grade ammonium sulfate is priced at $150/ton cfr.

Mexico: It is reported that Samsung has sold about 70,000 tons of Korean domestic ammonium sulfate, which will be shipped to Mexico in March and April, including a cargo ship that is transported to the East Coast. The FOB price of the East Coast port is US$153-154/ton, the West Coast is US$10/ton, and the FOB price in Korea is US$120/ton. LANXESS shipped the cargo from Antwerp to the East Coast port for more than $150/ton cfr. Eurochem will work with NPKs to ship 5000-6,000 tons from Europe. Samsung is selling a vessel on the market that will carry 3.3-3.8 million tons of ammonium sulphate in Ulsan from March 4th to 7th, to Manzanillo/Lazaro Cardenas on the west coast or Veracruz and Altamira on the east coast.

India: Smartchem (STL) bid for 1.5-200,000 tons of caprolactam on February 15 and shipped it to the west coast of India by March 25. The company received 4-5 ers orders with prices ranging from $135-140/ton cfr, but the target price was below $130/ton cfr. This is equivalent to China’s FOB price of about $105/ton, and delivery will not work in early March. The deadline is February 22.

China: The price of caprolactam-grade ammonium sulphate shipments in March is still $110-112/ton fob, and one manufacturer’s target price of 15,000 tons of caprolactam produced in Zhangjiagang is $112/ton. Traderssales in Latin America and Indian inquiries are lower, but producers are currently reluctant to let prices far below the FOB price of $100 per ton. The FOB price of granular ammonium sulfate is $150-155/ton.

Philippines: Universal Harvester is looking for 6,000 tons of internal grade ammonium sulphate. The price of Chinese sellers is around $140/ton. The order has not been reached yet.

Malásia: China’s 12,000 tons of MMA grade ammonium sulphate cargo was sold at a high price of $110/ton cfr.

Pakistan: It is reported that 10,000 tons of internal ammonium sulphate is sold in FOB Ningbo bags at $124/ton and will be shipped in containers.

Europe: In March, the supply of granular urea in northwestern Europe was tight. Our G2 and G3 grades were sold out in April. The final price is €192 / t cif inland and € 215 / t cif inland. Fertilore has a portion of China’s granular urea that arrived in France in March but has sold out. Ameropa has been inspecting the freight charges for the 25,000 tons of ammonium sulphate freighter loaded in Longkou, China, from March 1st to 10th, to La Pallice, France. There are also inquiries from domestic and other grades of ammonium sulphate. The standard grade ammonium sulphate price is between 122-142 dólares norte-americanos / ton at Antwerp FOB, the lower price reflects the decline in European urea prices.