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Methodology

Methods of price assessment of mineral fertilizers and raw materials for the global market

Frequency
Prices are assessed of the data obtained from Friday (last week) through Thursday (current week) (before deals are closed at 04:00 PM Kiev time)

Information sources
Prices are based on survey of suppliers (traders, producers) and importers. Offers from suppliers and actual deals on certain payment basis are taken into account. Prices are in US dollars per metric tonne, except cases specified in the table.

Delivery time
Within 3-6 weeks from the date of price publication.

Price assessment methodology relevance
This methodology was last updated on 1 June 2020. Chem-Courier Information Agency (World Fertilizer Market) amends the price assessment methodology as needed to keep it relevant and market-driven. The editorial board revises the methodology at least semi-annually. The methodology, its separate items and the collected data can be put before the editorial board irrespective of the amendment schedule if the market conditions underlying quote change.

Data source reliability and independence
World Fertilizer Market (Chem-Courier) is an independent pricing information service provider. We cross-check each published quote by interviewing several unrelated sources. The Agency places the companies providing misleading information on the unreliable source list. World Fertilizer Market (Chem-Courier) staff is forbidden from dealing in any of the commodities its journals cover.

Information sources
The published pricing data is compiled through survey by phone and other means of communication.


Products specifications, contract basis and standard quantity of parcels
Product
Quality specifications
Contract basis
‘000 tonnes
Terms of payment
Ammonia
anhydrous, liquefied
FOB Yuzhny
≥ 5
100% prepayment
anhydrous, liquefied
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
anhydrous, liquefied
FOB Middle East
≥ 5
CAD, LC
anhydrous, liquefied
FOB Caribbean
≥ 5
CAD, LC
anhydrous, liquefied
CFR NW Europe (duty paid)
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
anhydrous, liquefied
CFR Tampa
≥ 5
CAD, LC
anhydrous, liquefied
CFR India
≥ 5
LC
anhydrous, liquefied
CFR SE Asia (spot)
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
anhydrous, liquefied
CFR North Africa
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
Urea
granular
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
granular
FOB China
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
granular
FOB Egypt
≥ 5
100% prepayment
granular
FOB Indonesia
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
granular
FOB Malaysia
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
granular
FOB Middle East (USA excl.)
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC, CAD
granular
FOB Middle East (US netback)
≥ 5
100% prepayment, CAD
granular
FOB NOLA
≥ 1,5
Trade credit (55-60 days)
granular
FCA French Bay (bulk), €/t
≥ 1
Trade credit (30-50 days)
granular
FCA Germany (bulk), €/t
≥ 0,5
Trade credit (10 days)
granular
EXW Spain (bulk), €/t
≥ 1
Trade credit (90 days)
granular
FCA Ravenna (big bag), €/t
≥ 1
Trade credit (60-90 days)
granularFCA Ferrara (big bag), €/t
≥ 1
Trade credit (60-90 days)
granular
UK (farm del), big bag, £/t
≥ 0,028
Trade credit (30 days)
prilled
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
prilled
FOB Black Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
prilled
FOB China
≥ 5
LC, T/T, 100% prepayment
prilled
FOB Indonesia
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
prilled
FOB Middle East
≥ 5
CAD, LC
prilled
CFR Brazil
≥ 5
100% prepayment
prilled
CFR Gulf of Mexico
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
prilled
CFR India
≥ 5
LC
prilled
CFR Turkey
≥ 5
LC
Ammonium nitrate
34%
FOB Black Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
34%
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
34%
CFR Brazil
≥ 5
100% prepayment
34%
UK (farm del), big bag, £/t
≥ 0,028
Trade credit (30 days)
34%
France del (bulk), €/t
≥ 1
Trade credit (30-50 days)
CAN
27%
CIF Germany (€)
≥ 3
100% prepayment
UAN
32%
FOB Black Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
32%
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
32%
FOB Damietta
≥ 5
100% prepayment
30%
FOT Rouen (€)
≥ 5
100% prepayment
32%
CFR US East Coast
≥ 5
100% prepayment
Ammonium sulphate
steel
FOB Black Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
steel
FOB China
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
steel
CFR Turkey
≥ 5
LC
steel
CFR SE Asia
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
capro
FOB Black Sea
≥ 3
100% prepayment
caproFOB Baltic Sea
≥ 3
100% prepayment
capro
FOB NW Europe (Brazil excl.)
≥ 3
100% prepayment
capro
FOB China
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
capro
CFR Brazil
≥ 5
100% prepayment
caproCFR Turkey (duty unpaid)
≥ 5
LC
capro
CFR SE Asia
≥ 5
100% prepayment, LC
NPK
16:16:16
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
15:15:15
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
10:26:26
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
16:16:16
CFR China
≥ 5
100% prepayment
16:16:16
CFR SE Asia
≥ 5
100% prepayment
15:15:15
FOB Morocco
≥ 5
LC, CAD
16:16:16
CPT Lithuania (on farm)
≥ 0,3
Trade credit (180-210 days)
10:26:26
CPT Lithuania (on farm)
≥ 0,3
Trade credit (180-210 days)
16:16:16
EXW Serbia
≥ 1
100% prepayment
15:15:15
EXW Serbia
≥ 1
100% prepayment
8:24:24
FCA Police (big bags)
≥ 0,028
Trade credit (14-30 days)
6:20:30
FCA Police (big bags)
≥ 0,028
Trade credit (14-30 days)
15:15:15
Del in bulk, Spain
≥ 1
Trade credit (60-90 days)
15:15:15
Merchant del, France
≥ 1
Trade credit (30-50 days)
15:15:15
FCA Ravenna (big bags)
≥ 1
Trade credit (60 days)
15:15:15
EXW Belgium (bulk)
≥ 0,030
Trade credit (30 days)
25:5:5
merchant del, UK
≥ 0,028
Trade credit (60 days)
20:10:10
merchant del, UK
≥ 0,028
Trade credit (60 days)
27:6:6
farm del (bagged), Ireland
≥ 0,010
Trade credit (60 days)
15:15:15
FCA Bulgaria (big bags)
≥ 0,5
100% prepayment
DAP
18:46
FOB Baltic Sea
(Russian product)
≥ 5
100% prepayment
18:46
FOB Tampa
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
18:46
FOB NOLA
≥ 1.5
100% prepayment
18:46
FOB Mexico
≥ 5
CAD, LC
18:46
FOB Saudi Arabia
≥ 5
CAD, LC
18:46
FOB Jordan
≥ 5
LC
18:46
FOB Morocco
≥ 5
LC
18:46
FOB Tunisia
≥ 5
LC
18:46
FOB China
≥ 5
LC, T/T, 100% prepayment
18:46
CFR India
≥ 5
LC
18:46
CFR Pakistan
≥ 5
LC
MAP
12:52
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
100% prepayment
12:52
FOB Tampa
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
12:52
FOB NOLA
≥ 1.5
100% prepayment
12:52
FOB Morocco
≥ 5
LC
12:52
CFR Brazil
≥ 5
CAD, LC
12:52CFR Argentina
≥ 5
CAD, LC
11:44FOB China
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
10:50
FOB China
≥ 3
LC, 100% prepayment
Sulphur (spot)
granular
FOB Canada
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
FOB Middle East
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granularFOB Iran
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
FOB Baltic Sea
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
FOB Black Sea
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
СFR China
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
СFR India
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
CFR Brazil
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
granular
CFR North Africa
≥ 5
LC, 100% prepayment
Sulphuric acid (spot)
at or above 98%
FOB S. Korea
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Japan
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Philippines
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Spain
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Belgium
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Bulgaria
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Canada
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Mexico
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
FOB Peru
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
CFR US Gulf
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
CFR Chile
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
CFR Brazil
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
CFR China
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
CFR India
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
at or above 98%
CFR Australia*
≥2
LC, 100% prepayment
*— estimated price