Phosphate mine processing mill

ARGUS Phosphates

The Argus Phosphates service is your reliable and proven source for global phosphates market intelligence and independent, highly accurate reporting of prices (daily and weekly), the latest deals and market-moving news.

We empower market participants to make informed business decisions through:

  • Independent, highly accurate daily and weekly price assessments
  • Up-to-date and timely reporting on international trade, global market developments and consequent price movements
  • Insightful commentary and actionable insight from our phosphates market experts
  • Powerful online tools, dashboards and proprietary data

Daily phosphate price assessments

Argus launched daily phosphates price assessments in March 2020. Our daily prices now include: 

  • DAP China fob
  • DAP India cfr
  • DAP barges Nola fob
  • MAP Brazil cfr 
  • MAP barges Nola fob

Our daily price assessments provide unique benefits:

  • Greater certainty: Increased price frequency gives you immediate clarity for volatile markets.
  • Lower risk: Additional data points ensure your business calculations are more robust.
  • Smarter outcomes: Daily data power the most sophisticated data analysis and algorithmic trading tools.
  • Increased confidence: We give you the largest editorial team with the greatest geographical reach and most rigorous methodological adherence

Key markets covered

  • Diammonium phosphate (DAP)
  • Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)
  • Trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Phosphate rock
  • Single Super Phosphate (SSP)
  • Animal feed
  • Lithium iron phosphate (LFP)
  • Sulphur and ammonia raw material costs 

Selection of key prices assessed

  • DAP/MAP Tampa fob
  • DAP China fob
  • DAP Saudi Arabia fob
  • Map Baltic fob
  • DAP India cfr
  • DAP Pakistan cfr
  • MAP Brazil cfr
  • Phosphoric acid India/t p205 cfr
  • DAP Benelux fot/fob duty paid/free fca
  • DAP index, points

Key features

  • Key phosphates industry price assessments
  • Regular news, commentary and analysis from our teams on the ground in key markets and regions across the world
  • Forward-looking analysis including a 30 to 60-day outlookAnalysis of movement in freight economics affecting netbacks
  • Producer commitment analysis
  • Argus Water-Soluble Fertilizers monthly supplement included
  • Market-appropriate methodology
  • Key export and import data, and analysis of stock levels in key markets
  • Extensive use of graphics, maps and visuals to help digest key information
  • Powerful online tools and dashboards

Argus proprietary datasets

  • Fertilizer phosphate spot deals
  • Phosphate deliveries to India ports
  • Indian phosphoric acid imports
  • Indian domestic DAP sales and stock levels
  • Phosphate producer commitments
  • Moroccan phosphate and NPK exports
  • DAP deliveries to Pakistan
  • MAP deliveries to Brazil
  • Russian MAP, DAP exports
  • Historic trade data

Benefits of choosing Argus

  • Robust methodology providing fair and accurate pricing information
  • Compliance and auditing to ensure reliability (externally through PWC)
  • Global editorial coverage, with reporters on the ground in key markets, the US, Russia, Brazil, India, southeast Asia, China and more

Customers that benefit

Argus Phosphates subscribers include, but are not limited to: fertilizer producers, trading companies, importers and distributors, buying agencies, financial institutions, logistics companies, co-operatives, government agencies and agronomists around the world.

Below are examples of how some clients use our service:

  • Producers and suppliers leverage Argus fertilizer for transfer pricing and to index contracts for the processing, procurement and selling of raw materials and finished products.
  • Traders use our intelligence to identify arbitrage opportunities and to negotiate and carry out deals and contracts.
  • Procurement teams manage their plans and analyse past performance with our insight.
  • Industry analysts create robust analysis of a firm’s competitive landscape, revenue performance and possible investment analysis.
  • Governments use our price assessments for benchmarking, taxation and valuation processes.
  • Financial institutions leverage our fertilizer pricing and analysis to support financing processes for agri-businesses, manufacturers and independent investment projects.
  • Wholesalers sell large quantities of fertilizers to farmers and retail outlets and depend on our price assessments and market data, including transportation and logistical information.
  • Co-ops and retailers rely on our fertilizer pricing and market assessments for price negotiations in the distribution of products through domestic retail outlets.

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