Integer Research takes a holistic approach to analysing production, trade, consumption and prices for the urea industry. In addition, we incorporate our in-house analysis of the ammonia and nitrates sectors. A key benefit of this approach is the ability to provide urea market analysis that takes into account and reflects the full range of nitrogen products, including substitution trends, downstream product requirements and price premiums.
Our analysis and assumptions within the Urea Outlook Service match, integrate with and support the analysis and assumptions within our ammonia and nitrates services. Unlike other providers of urea market analysis, Integer place great importance on this integration.
Significant value is therefore placed by Integer on the extent to which the various nitrogen products interact, so the starting point of our Urea 10-Year Outlook Service has been the development and implementation of an equilibrium model that brings together our extensive knowledge of nitrogen supply and demand dynamics.
The end result is a data structure that segments the major nitrogen products into their primary form, their end products, and end markets – and this plays a key role in our analysis for the Urea 10-Year Outlook Service. This approach is fundamental to understanding the dynamics of the nitrogen market from the factory to the point of sale.