Stay abreast of the regional Ammonia markets that matter to you. From pricing information to the analysis you need to understand it, ICIS coverage of regional Ammonia markets is second to none. Our locally based reporters constantly update our independent price assessments and market coverage, giving you a firm foundation in all your dealings.
Updated to Q4 2018
Several weeks of increased natural gas curtailments in Trinidad mid-quarter eventually had little impact on the ammonia market in the Americas, with soft demand from the US agricultural sector offsetting most of that lost capacity. In addition, several Venezuelan cargoes from Pequiven were sold on a FOB and CFR basis to the likes of Koch, meaning the deeper feedstock cuts failed to provide any support to prices in the short term.
Bad weather in many key crop growing areas impacted ammonia demand significantly and meant the fall refill application season was one of the worst on record. This was reflected in the Tampa contract price which jumped $25/tonne for October loadings, before rolling over into November and then falling sharply for December and January. Robust spot demand from Mexico saw traders conclude deals with PEMEX, including a rare delivery to Coatzacoalcos.
We offer the following regional Ammonia analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Ammonia marketplace.
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Ammonia is one of the main sources of nitrogen in fertilisers, as it contains 82% of nitrogen (N), which is essential for the life of plants. Ammonia (NH3) is produced through a chemical reaction (electrolysis).
The US weekly ammonia report covers spot prices for the US Gulf (USG). A particular interest is the benchmark Tampa price for ammonia, which sets the tone for all US ammonia transactions.
To gather the information for the report, ICIS talks to a lot of people – distributors, producers, dealers and everyone in the ammonia distribution chain. The ammonia report is of interest to producers, distributors, dealers and everyone else along the distribution chain who requires an in-depth analysis of the ammonia market.
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