Largely driven by legislation, the AdBlue/DEF market has undergone many challenges over the last few years, from quality and production issues to supply and technology, and all this through a period of deep recession.
However, good progress has been made and this relatively new market has begun to offer significant financial opportunities for producers, distributors, suppliers and retailers in Europe and North America.
As the leading supplier of research, data and consultancy to the AdBlue/DEF market, Integer produces a quarterly publication which analyses and tracks prices, supply, demand and market developments, to give subscribers a greater insight into the past, present and future opportunities for AdBlue/DEF.
Find out more: AdBlue & DEF Monitor brochure 2012
News from issue 22 (August 2013)
- The declining European passenger car market and a slowdown in the uptake of Euro 6 vehicles are causing some concerns in AdBlue sales, which have been lower than previously hoped
- Lower urea prices in Europe have had little effect on regional prices with many distributors reporting prices to have remained stable with the exception of retail AdBlue prices which weakened across Europe
- DEF consumption grew 10% in North America compared with Q1 2013 and supply also increased with the start-up of two new plants, one blending facility and two storage terminals
- In the U.S., the East Coast posted the lowest DEF price average for all supply modes. Prices have been affected by the uncertainty in the urea market
- In Brazil, the P-7 truck market is stabilizing and the ARLA consumption volume is rising accordingly. Several new entrants have joined the market during the last quarter.