Our approach to cost analysis – top down analysis cross checked against bottom up – is built from Integer’s comprehensive database of production,
cost and financial performance of key producers of ammonia, urea, UAN, and nitrates across the markets around the world. Meaning we can reveal the true position of marginal producers – who are swing suppliers – within the industry, to show you key drivers of nitrogen prices.
By analysing market prices and comparing with production costs, we show the actual margins achieved at key locations.We look at all the important factors which have an impact on profits; including proximity of plants to customers, freight rates, tariff/trade barriers, and other non-production costs.
We also analyse future changes in regional fuel and feedstock prices – to project how the market is likely to evolve – anticipating changes in competitiveness, to provide you with a robust view of future nitrogen pricing.
We show you what costs will look like in the future with urea price forecasts to 2020. We provide detailed analysis of the energy market, looking at costs and availability of energy sources and the way prices are set by external factors, such as Government policy.
Capital costs, investments and expansions
The Service helps you identify key business opportunities, with a review of new project and investment activity. We highlight investments in new capacity, acquisitions and changes in capital costs for existing and new projects.