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The Integer View 25 April 2016 – New Saudi Arabia ammonia plant enters final phase & Bidders line up for Phosphate Assets

Ma’aden ammonia plant close to completion By Stephen Mangan – Nitrogen Analyst stephen.mangan@integer-research.com The construction of a new ammonia facility at the US $8 billion phosphate complex in Saudi Arabia, has entered the final phase and is 92% finished, according …

The Integer View 18 April 2016 – Fertilizer Nutrients Quarter 1 2016 Market Overview

Join us for Integer’s free potash market webinar covering: current/long term demand, projects, pricing, producer costs, competitiveness, forecasts and industry developments. Click here to register >> This week our team have been reflecting on recent market developments with an eye …

Oversupplied Chinese urea market shifts international floor price downwards

Integer’s analysis of the Chinese urea market reveals that the Chinese coal price decline has contributed to a downward shift in the international floor price for urea over the past year. In 2015, new Chinese urea capacity continued to …

The Integer View 07 April 2016 – A significant step forward for Emerging Technologies behind fertilizer production plants

A large step for small scale fertilizer plants By Stephen Mangan – Nitrogen Analyst stephen.mangan@integer-research.com The beginning of 2016 has seen a significant step forward for emerging technologies behind small scale fertilizer production plants.  Amec Foster Wheeler (EPC Company) announced …

The Integer View 22 March 2016 – Signs that fertilizer business is picking up in struggling Brazilian economy

Signs that fertilizer business is picking up in struggling Brazilian economy By Stephen Mangan – Nitrogen Analyst stephen.mangan@integer-research.com As the Brazilian economy continues to face testing times, with many industries affected by falling commodity prices, there are signs that the …

The Integer View 15 March 2016 – Nitrogen demand holds up in a recession but oversupply still remains and The Chinese SOP conundrum

Free Nitrogen Outlook webinar Join us for Integer’s free nitrogen market outlook webinar which assess the prospects for new nitrogen supply (covering all products from ammonia through to UAN and other nitrates). We will also cover trade, developments in China, …

Free Nitrogen Webinar & Presentation slides – click the links below to register

Nitrogen Market Outlook Webinar A new era of nitrogen forecasting: the outlook for all products and end-markets Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 40-minute online webinar on 17th March 2016, analysing the dynamics and outlook for …

The Integer View 08 March 2016 – Indian budget highlights more strategic subsidy allocation for the fertilizer sector

India plans more strategic allocation of urea subsidies By Stephen Mangan – Nitrogen Analyst stephen.mangan@integer-research.com India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the country’s budget for the fiscal year April 2016 – March 2017 this week highlighting the subsidy allocation for …

The Integer View 01 March 2016 – Ongoing Egyptian Gas supply shortage impacts the country’s Nitrogen producers again

Nitrogen and phosphate market webinars this month – register free Integer Research are delighted to invite you to our free webinars covering the phosphate and nitrogen markets. We will analyse the global market for each, offering valuable insight into the …

The Integer View 22 February 2016 – Putin basks in Russian fertilizer glory as state funded plant begins operations

Putin basks in Russian fertilizer glory as Mendeleevsk plant begins operations By Laura Cross – Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com There aren’t many cases we can think of where the Head of State takes time out of negotiating with OPEC or …

Still too much of a good thing: a review of the nitrogen market in 2015 and what to expect in 2016

We could write an encyclopaedia on the nitrogen market in 2015 (in fact, we have two – our newly streamlined Nitrogen Cost and Profit Margin Service and a brand new service which combines forecasts of all nitrogen products, the Nitrogen …

Free Phosphate Webinar and Presentation slides

Phosphate Market Dynamics Webinar – click on a time below to register for free Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 40-minute online webinar on 3rd March 2016, analysing the dynamics and outlook for the global phosphate …

The Integer View 11 February 2016 – Struggling Oil and Gas Majors explore ways to collaborate in Fertilizer Market

Struggling South American oil and gas majors join hands in fertilizers By Laura Cross – Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com As oil and gas producers continue to fall on hard times amid tumbling oil prices and a bleak outlook for energy …

The Integer View 08 February 2016 – Brazil Fertilizer Demand Falls and Strategic Venture Commences

CF Industries and CHS Commence Strategic Venture By Julia Belyaeva – Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com CF Industries and CHS have commenced their previously announced nitrogen fertilizer strategic venture. CHS completed its $2.8 billion equity investment in CF Industries Nitrogen, a CF …

The Integer View 29 January 2016 – disappointing Nitrogen prices and new Sulphur supply in China

Nitrogen prices continue to disappoint producers By Laura Cross – Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com The urea market slump continued in January, with prices falling to new recent lows following an already shaky end to 2015. The Black Sea price reference …

Potash Market: Concise review of 2015 and looking forward to 2016

Potash market – 2015 review Potash prices came under significant pressure in 2015. There was further weakness in spot pricing towards the end of the year, which was capped by indications in December that certain buyers in India secured a …

The Integer View 22 January 2016 – and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan face a gas price hike

The flattening N cost curve: global energy costs slump but Saudi Arabia and Pakistan face gas price hike By Julia Belyaeva – Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com While oil prices tumble and gas prices have recently dropped to decade lows across most …

Phosphate Market: Concise review of 2015 and looking forward to 2016

Phosphates market – 2015 review On the demand side buying from key markets was disappointing… In India, buying in the second half of the year was lacklustre. Stocks were full from earlier buying and were estimated to have reached the …

The Integer View 11 January 2016: What to expect from the year ahead

In the second part of our first View of 2016, our team are focusing on the outlook for each nutrient market this year, highlighting the key points to watch. Many of the leading indicators point to another challenging year ahead …

Integer to speak at AFA Forum 2016

Integer Research are pleased to announce that we will be attending and speaking at the Arab Fertilizer Association Forum 2016, taking place 2-4 February 2016. Integer’s Lead Nitrogen Analyst, Laura Cross, will be presenting a paper on the North & …

The Integer View 08 Jan 2016: 2015 in review

Happy new year from the Integer team! Having temporarily downed market analysis tools to focus on Christmas pudding and a mince pie or two, our attention is again fully focused on the fertilizer business. This week we’re deviating from offering …

The Integer View 18 December 2015: A digest of the latest news – Belarus & Vietnamese importers deal, sulphur trade flow pattern changes in North America

Belarus inks potash supply deals with large Vietnamese importers By Lisa Smith – Potash Research Manger lisa.smith@integer-research.com Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) has cemented its position as a major supplier to Vietnam with the signing of two three-year Memorandums of Understanding …

The Integer View 11 December 2015: A digest of the latest news – Russian nitrogen investment boost, ICL’s next step in its global phosphate strategy

Russian nitrogen investment landscape boosted by crumbling rouble By Julia Belyaeva – Nitrogen Analyst Julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com Russian fertilizer producers are the beneficiaries of the devaluation of the Russian rouble, which this week has fallen close to its lowest level this year. …

The Integer View 04 December 2015: A digest of the latest news – and a liquidity crunch for Indian Fertilizer Ministry

Liquidity crunch for Indian Fertilizer Ministry, implications for new capacity? By Julia Belyaeva – Nitrogen Analyst Julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com In a country where agriculture is the backbone of the country, the Indian Government is facing ongoing challenges with its fertilizer subsidy policy. …

The Integer View 27 November 2015: A digest of the latest news – and JPMC’s Indonesian fertilizer plant

JPMC ties the knot with Indonesia on 200,000 tpy fertilizer plant By Sebastien Chu Ti – Phosphate Analyst Sebastien.Chu.Ti@integer-research.com Jordan Phosphates Mine Company (JPMC) has announced the establishment of Petro Kaltim Abadi, a joint-venture with the Indonesian government. The planned …

The Integer View 20 November 2015: A digest of the latest news – and competitive pricing to be restored to Phosphate Hill?

Incitec Pivot set to restore competitive gas pricing to Phosphate Hill at time of austerity By Kimberly Gustin, Phosphate Research Manager Kimberly.gustin@integer-research.com The Australian-based mining and fertilizer company has signed a ten year gas supply agreement for its Phosphate Hill …

The Integer View 13 November 2015: A digest of the latest news – and the beginning of a urea price recovery?

Back to the Future for urea prices: is this the beginning of a price recovery? By Julia Belyaeva, Nitrogen Analyst Julia.Belyaeva@integer-research.com Prices on the global urea market appeared to have hit their floor last month, dropping to a six-year low …

Free nitrogen, phosphate, potash & sulphur webinars and presentation slides

Simply click on a time below to get free access to the live webinar and recording – and the presentation slides *Please do register even if you can’t attend as all registrants will receive free access to the webinar recording …

Free Nitrogen Webinar and Paper

Nitrogen Market Dynamics & Outlook: Free Webinar and presentation slides Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 40-minute online webinar on 14th October 2015, analysing the dynamics and outlook for the global nitrogen market.  Please register even …

Free Phosphate Webinar and Presentation slides

Phosphate Market Dynamics Webinar – register below Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 40-minute online webinar on 17th November 2015, analysing the dynamics and outlook for the global phosphate market.  Please register even if you can’t …

Free Sulphur Webinar and Presentation slides

Sulphur Market Dynamics Webinar – register below Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 40-minute online webinar on 19th November 2015, analysing the dynamics and outlook for the global sulphur market.  Please register even if you can’t …

Free Potash Webinar and Presentation slides

Potash Market Dynamics Webinar – register below Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 40-minute online webinar on 24th November 2015, analysing the dynamics and outlook for the global potash market.  Please register even if you can’t …

The Integer View 06 November 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Ukraine’s OPZ fights back

OPZ fights back from the brink with Austrian gas trading hub tolling deal By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com Ukraine’s Odessa Port Plant (OPZ) has suffered an uncertain fate in recent years, but some news reported by our friends …

The Integer View 29 October 2015 : A digest of the latest news – and Djibouti to be a new source of nitrogen demand?

Decoding Djibouti: Gateway to Africa or an unexpected new source of nitrogen demand? By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com It is the age old trade data conundrum, how to separate a continental port of entry from an individual country’s …

The Integer View 23 October 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Red Moon Potash looks to commercial potential of Western Newfoundland rock salt deposit

Integer to present at TFI Outlook and Technology 10th-12th November By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com Integer Research will be attending the TFI Outlook and Technology Conference – and our Lead Nitrogen Analyst, Laura Cross, will be presenting a …

The Integer View 16 October 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Chinese association attempts to lift urea price out of gutter

Chinese nitrogen association attempts to drag urea price offers out of the gutter By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com The Chinese Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association (CNFIA) has attempted to stimulate a more positive sentiment in the urea market amid …

The Integer View 08 October 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Gazprom to improve outlook for European nitrogen producers

Russia’s Gazprom to improve gas outlook for European nitrogen producers By Julia Belyaeva, Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com Russian gas giant Gazprom is reportedly moving towards a more conciliatory stance towards the European Union (EU), which may result in a more competitive …

The Integer View 01 October 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Integer’s view on oil and energy prices

All eyes on the oil market – but how much does oil matter for global nitrogen prices? An update on Integer’s view on energy and nitrogen prices By Dorit Schulte, Nitrogen Analyst dorit.schulte@integer-research.com Nitrogen fertilizers were high on the agenda …

The Integer View 24 September 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Mosaic forced to cut output

Weaker than expected market forces Mosaic to curtail potash output By Lisa Smith, Potash Research Manager lisa.smith@integer-research.com Amidst the tough environment for potash suppliers in 2015, Mosaic Company is the first producer to formally announce cut-backs in potash production this …

The Integer View 18 September 2015: A digest of the latest news – and more bad news for Chilean copper producers

More bad news for Chilean copper producers as natural disaster strikes By Louisa Winnik, Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Analyst louisa.winnik@integer-research.com A powerful earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.3, hit Chile on 16 September 2015. This has led the major copper …

The Integer View 09 September 2015: A digest of the latest news – and African Potash signs three deals in three weeks

African Potash inks three fertilizer supply deals in Africa By Lisa Smith, Potash Research Manager lisa.smith@integer-research.com Rising exploration company African Potash Ltd has bagged three potash fertilizer supply deals in the last three weeks, well before potash production at its …

The Integer View 03 September 2015: A digest of the latest news – and costs continue to fall for Russian potash

Mixed fortunes for Uralkali as Russian producer’s costs continue to fall By Lisa Smith, Potash Research Manager lisa.smith@integer-research.com Russian potash production costs are the lowest in the world, and Uralkali’s cost of goods sold (COGS) fell to just US$33 per …

The Integer View 28 August 2015: A digest of the latest news – and Black Monday for the global nitrogen industry

What does ‘Black Monday’ mean for the global nitrogen industry? By Julia Belyaeva, Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com An unprecedented collapse in Chinese stocks on 24 August 2015, dubbed ‘Black Monday’ by official news agencies, and the dramatic recent decline in oil …

The Integer View 24 August 2015: A digest of the latest news – and China is on the move

China on the move, stimulating its economy via devaluation By Mi Na Ha, Nitrogen Analyst MiNa.Ha@integer-research.com China announced two important policy changes last week that are likely to impact global fertilizer markets. Firstly, the country devalued its currency, the yuan, …

The Integer View 14 August 2015: A digest of the latest news – and CF and OCI create largest nitrogen producer

CF Industries and OCI N.V. confirm deal to create most powerful nitrogen producer of our time By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com CF Industries has confirmed a deal to consolidate with OCI’s European, North American and Global Distribution businesses. …

CF Industries and OCI N.V. confirm deal to create most powerful nitrogen producer of our time

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The Integer View 05 August 2015: A digest of the latest news – and ammonia production is constrained

Natural gas curtailments in Trinidad are expected to continue in 2015, constraining ammonia production in the region By Mi Na Ha, Nitrogen Analyst MiNa.Ha@integer-research.com Canada’s PotashCorp (PCS) said during its second quarter earnings conference call last week that it expects …

The Integer View 30 July 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and nitrogen powerhouses mean business

Consolidation and cooperation: nitrogen industry powerhouses show they mean business By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com CF Industries, OCI, Yara, BASF – arguably the four biggest names in the global nitrogen industry, and all battling for airtime in The …

The Integer View 24 July 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Incitec Pivot plans ahead

Incitec Pivot plans ahead amid gas supply restrictions down-under By Laura Cross, Lead Nitrogen Analyst laura.cross@integer-research.com Incitec Pivot has announced that its Moranbah ammonium nitrate (AN) plant in Queensland, Australia will undergo a period of reduced gas supply. The plant, …

The Integer View 20 July 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and India to boost natural gas imports

India seeks to boost natural gas imports to address domestic shortage By Dorit Schulte, Nitrogen Analyst dorit.schulte@integer-research.com India has been attempting to bridge the large gap between domestic demand and supply of natural gas for a while, but recent news …

The Integer View 13 July 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Naftogaz halts imports from Russia

Ukrainian nitrogen production faces continued uncertainty as Naftogaz halts gas imports from Russia By Julia Belyaeva, Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com Ukraine suspended Russian gas purchases on 1 July following a breakdown in trilateral pricing discussions between the two sides and the …

The Integer View 03 July 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Yara sells GrowHow stake

Yara to sell remaining 50% GrowHow stake to CF Industries By Julia Belyaeva, Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com Yara has agreed to sell its remaining 50% equity interest in GrowHow UK to CF Industries for US$580 million, making GrowHow a wholly owned …

The Integer View 26 June 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and OCI’s Iowa project receives finance boost

Iowa project receives finance boost as USA moves closer to reducing import dependency By Julia Belyaeva, Nitrogen Analyst julia.belyaeva@integer-research.com The Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)-backed IFCo plant in Wever, Iowa in the USA, has been granted an additional US$21.5 million in …

The Integer View 12 June 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Brazil revises financing programme

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The Integer View 01 June 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Ostchem puts up a fight

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Free fertilizer and chemicals presentations and whitepaper: N,P,K,S and S Acid

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The Integer View 29 May 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and new potash production at Eurochem

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The Integer View 21 May 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and India revamps urea policy

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Free Downloads: Integer Fertilizer & Chemicals Papers

Integer Research are pleased to provide you with a series of FREE business-focused papers covering the Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash, Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid markets – for free. How to download these free papers Just follow these two simple steps to …

The Integer View 15 May 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and a new potash powerhouse

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The Integer View 7 May 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and all aboard the ammonia train

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Will powerhouse market China become a net exporter of sulphuric acid?

Sulphuric acid production growth, primarily from metals smelter capacity additions, could lead to China becoming a net-exporter of sulphuric acid. Over the past four years, sulphuric acid production from smelters alone in China has ballooned by 6 million tonnes, while …

Free Sulphuric Acid Market Outlook Webinar

Integer Research is pleased to announce a free online Sulphuric Acid Market Outlook webinar, taking place on 12 May 2015. This webinar will provide an essential analysis and outlook for the global sulphuric acid market. All the content in the …

The Integer View 24 April 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Yara re-evaluates Libya venture

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The Integer View 15 April 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and no winds of change yet for Iran

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The Integer View 09 April 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Pakistan bucks the global trend

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The Integer View 04 April 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and the encryption of a humble press release

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The Integer View 25 Mar 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – A shift in Egypt’s urea trade balance

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The Integer View 20 Mar 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – Urea prices don’t stack up

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The Integer View 12 Mar 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and waiting for US Nitrogen demand

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Free Potash Market Outlook Webinar

Integer Research is pleased to announce a free online Potash Market Outlook webinar on 19 March 2015, providing an essential analysis and outlook for the global potash market. All the content in the webinar is sourced from Integer’s new Potash …

Sulphur exports from the Middle East to rise by 11% on average annually through to 2019

The Middle East is expected to become the top sulphur producing region, according to Integer’s Sulphur Market Dynamics Service, as new projects in Saudi Arabia, Iran and the UAE are expected to add significant new supply. The region has …

The Integer View 5 Mar 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and PotashCorp, Mosaic get into samba spirit?

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Nitrogen Presentation: North America’s role in the global fertilizer market

Integer’s Director of Fertilizers, Oliver Hatfield presented at the AFA Forum in February 2015, delivering a review on the role of North America in the global fertilizer market, with a focus on the recent overhaul in the region’s nitrogen industry. …

The Integer View 26 Feb 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and silence a sign of slow progress?

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Brochure: Integer Research Fertilizer Portfolio

Integer Research is the leading provider of specialist economic and financial analysis, market forecast, strategy and benchmarking information to the global fertilizer industry. View Brochure Click here or the image below to view Integer’s fertilizer portfolio brochure: More about Integer …

The Integer View 17 Feb 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Egypt's phosphate sector to come of age

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The Integer View 13 Feb 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Egypt switches on the gas

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The Integer View 5 Feb 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Chinese nitrogen costs to rise?

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Phosphates market: 2014’s key trends and what to expect in 2015

2014 represented a mixed year for the global phosphates industry. Global finished phosphates production in 2014 lagged 2013 output, while improved demand ensured 2014 finished prices were higher y-o-y. Phosphates companies largely enjoyed better y-o-y margins throughout 2014, although there …

The Integer View 30 Jan 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and nitrogen over-application

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Integer to present at the 21st Annual AFA Fertilizer Forum & Exhibition: 3-5 February 2015 – Hurghada, Egypt

Integer Research is pleased to announce that Director of Fertilizers Oliver Hatfield will be presenting at the upcoming 21st Annual AFA Fertilizer Forum & Exhibition, 3-5 February 2015, in Hurghada, Egypt. Integer will be presenting on the topic: The North …

The Integer View 21 Jan 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and killer potash

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Integer’s review of the world of fertilizers in 2014

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The Integer View 07 Jan 2015: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and keeping calm on the impact of oil prices

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Concern for global sulphur supply grows as oil price jitters continue

In the space of just a few short weeks, the price of global crude oil prices has tumbled, and the sulphur market is not immune to the impacts. From over US$100/bbl in September 2014, continued oversupply (and some would say …

The Integer View 16 Dec 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and the rouble in trouble

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The Integer View 11 Dec 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and Christmas comes early for ammonia buyers

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The Integer View 3 Dec 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and that sinkhole feeling

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The Integer View 27 Nov 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and keeping calm on Solikamsk

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The Integer View 20 Nov 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and the SOP bull run

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INFOGRAPHIC: Navigating the North American Nitrogen Market

Integer’s newly published online report Industry Insight: Navigating the North American Market reveals the changing production economics and opportunities across the region. Domestic nitrogen producers have moved from being some of the highest-cost nitrogen producers to some of the lowest-cost …

The Integer View 11 Nov 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and a fall guy

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Free Phosphate Market Outlook Webinar

Integer Research is pleased to announce a free online Phosphate Market webinar on 13 November 2014, providing an essential analysis and outlook for the global phosphate market. All the content in the webinar is sourced from Integer’s new Issue 4 …

The Integer View 04 Nov 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and the M&A dancefloor

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INFOGRAPHIC: Global Nitrogen Market at a Crossroads

Integer’s newly released Nitrogen Cost & Profit Margin Service reveals the fate of the world’s high-cost nitrogen producers hangs in the balance. Our Infographic below offers a snapshot of the wealth of data in the new report which explores the …

The Integer View 27 Oct 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and a grateful turtle

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The Integer View 20 Oct 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and a dead parrot

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The Integer View 13 Oct 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and a bond film yacht…

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Free Nitrogen Market Webinar: cost competitiveness, market fundamentals and investment opportunities

Integer Research is pleased to announce a free online Nitrogen Market webinar on 22 October 2014, providing an essential analysis of cost competitiveness, underlying market fundamentals and investment opportunities in the global nitrogen market. All the content in the webinar …

Mexico launches anti-dumping investigation into ammonium sulphate imports from China

Chinese ammonium sulphate exports have radically altered the global market for this fertilizer, as predicted in Integer Research’s Global Ammonium Sulphate Market service. Now, two Mexican producers have requested that the Mexican government initiate an anti-dumping investigation into ammonium …

The Integer View 6 Oct 2014: A digest of the latest fertilizer news – and a giant pumpkin

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The unexpected shake up in the nitrogen industry: Yara and CF Industries terminate merger talks

UPDATE: Following weeks of speculation, Yara and CF released matching announcements on 17th October 2014 that they had ended discussions over the potential merger that was first announced in September. Both statements cited the same reason for terminating discussions, that …

Free Sulphur Market Webinar: covering supply, demand & trade

Integer Research is pleased to invite you to a free 30 minute online webinar on 25th Septemebr, offering an essential outlook and analysis of supply, demand and trade in the global sulphur market. All the content in the webinar is …

Chinese gas price increases: challenges for gas-based fertilizer producers

China raised city-gate gas prices for existing volumes destined for non-residential users by Yuan 0.40 (US$0.065) per cubic metre (US$1.79/MMBtu) from 1 September 2014, an increase of about 18% and larger than the average hike of 0.26 yuan per cubic …

Global urea prices plunge as Chinese exports surge

Global urea prices continue to weaken going into the second half of 2014, with oversupply from Chinese exporters dominating the market. The dramatic growth in Chinese urea exports has been facilitated by a combination of a substantial Chinese supply overhang, …

Nitrogen production economics: energy markets drive changing fortunes

The financial performance of nitrogen producers in 2012 was almost exclusively dictated by changes in local energy market conditions, the latest issue of Integer’s Nitrogen Cost and Profit Margin Service reveals. Increased gas prices in the Ukrainian market caused the …

World phosphate rock production grew steadily and volumes recovered in 2010 – so who’s making money?

Integer has recently launched a new annual Phosphate Cost and Profit Margin Service. The first service to analyse the global phosphate cost curve, in combination with analysis of product prices and profit margins. Africa is target of large investment projects…

Urea exports have a global impact

The Chinese urea industry is the largest and most pivotal market in the global nitrogen sector and arguably it is the least well understood. In recent years, Chinese export tariffs have insulated international urea markets and prices from developments in …

Chinese spare urea capacity of 20 million tpy + will look for export outlets in 2014

The Government of China has set new export tariffs for fertilizer products which took effect on 1 January 2014, the country’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced in an official statement on Monday 16 December. Export tariffs for fertilizer products will …

China’s phosphate industry in major supply/demand shift

See also – Coming Soon: The Chinese Phosphates Industry: addressing the global impact (providing supply and demand by product for 2005 – 2014, with forecasts to 2020, and thus more up-to-date than the article below) The Chinese phosphates business has …

New Chinese Caprolactam capacity to shake up global ammonium sulphate market

International AS trade flows are set to reverse as new product from China begins to flow from East to West in the coming years (Integer Research Press Release) Europe, the US and the former Soviet Union have been the primary …

Mosaic consolidates in North America, phosphate industry focus shifts to MENA region

Industry investment and influence migrate to the MENA region, while consolidation occurs in North America with Mosaic acquiring CF Industries’ phosphates business The largest North American phosphates producer Mosaic has announced it will acquire CF Industries’ phosphates assets bringing consolidation …

Presentation: Developments in the Global Nitrogen Market

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Presentation: Outlook for the Potash Market

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Presentation: The Global Ammonium Sulphate Market

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Presentation: Where next for the global phosphates business?

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US natural gas prices fall below Russian benchmarks

In the US, Henry Hub gas prices fell below US$2.50/MMBtu in January 2012, due to a combination of economic uncertainty, increasing availability from shale gas reserves and unexpectedly mild winter conditions. This price was reported to be the lowest in …

Nitrogen project interest heats up in North America as gas prices drop to record lows

There is growing interest in developing new nitrogen capacity in North America, as the market adjusts to the prospect of much lower gas costs in the medium term. Exploitation of unconventional gas resources drove the Henry Hub gas benchmark price …

Coming to America: Orascom plans multibillion dollar greenfield investments in US & Brazil

On 17 February 2012, Orascom was granted an award worth US$1.6 million by the Iowa Economic Development Agency to assist with the creation of 160 skilled jobs in Lee County. Whilst not a huge sum of money for a company …

Uralkali’s BPC potash announcement: What’s the real impact?

Uralkali’s announcement this morning that it will stop selling potash through the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) is a significant development. The company stated that it expects to see a significant fall in the international potash price. The company announced earlier …

Fertilizer Demand: Use efficiency to have major impact on global fertilizer markets

Changes in fertilizer use efficiency are likely to become one of the main drivers of future fertilizer demand. They will impact the global fertilizer supply and demand balance, leading to a shift in the geography of key consuming countries and …

North American nitrogen investment: momentum slows in the rush for new capacity

Two major North American nitrogen producers have announced delays to investment projects in the region. In the last two weeks, both Agrium and Yara announced decisions to postpone their nitrogen investment projects in the US and Canada respectively; the first …

Phosphate profitability: Strong profits spark investment rush

Integer’s lead fertilizer analyst Monica Baker recently wrote a guest article in Fertilizer International, on phosphate profitability. Simply click here to request your copy of the full article for free Please find an extract from the article below – …

Jordanian government in royalties move on JPMC

Jordan’s cabinet has endorsed a by-law deducting 5% from Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC)’s sales revenue in a bid to boost tax revenues for 2013. The Treasury will either take 5% from the company’s revenue or JD1.420 (US$2) for each …