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ARGUS Potash

The Argus Potash service is your reliable and proven source for global potash market intelligence and independent, highly accurate coverage of prices, the latest deals and market moving news.

We empower market participants to make informed business decisions through:

  • Independent, highly accurate 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 potash market experts
  • Powerful online tools, dashboards and proprietary data


Markets covered

  • MOP
  • SOP
  • NOP ( when available)


Selection of key prices assessed

  • Granular MOP Brazil cf
  • Standard MOP Southeast Asia cfr
  • Standard and granular MOP Vancouver fob
  • Standard and granular SOP Northwest Europe fob


Key features

  • Key potash 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
  • Freight trends
  • 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

  • Canada/US MOP exports via vessel
  • US MOP exports
  • Brazilian MOP 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 benefits

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

Below are examples of how some clients use this 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 market 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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