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Updated to Q3 2019
With no ammonia plant shutdowns confirmed for the quarter in either the US or Trinidad, little change in the supply situation is expected. Material not required by the domestic market will likely end up in the hands of traders, most probably for export from the US Gulf for discharge in countries like Mexico and Chile. Alternatively, traders may send US volume to Asia-Pacific as import demand in northeast Asia, especially China, should remain firm.
With US corn and soybean plantings well advanced in early July, ammonia demand should remain steady from the agricultural sector until thoughts start to turn towards the refill season for the fall application. Producers with operations in the Caribbean started the quarter by selling to spot buyers in northwest Europe and Turkey. That trend is likely to continue until US farmers decide prices have bottomed out, at which point demand should firm strongly and quickly.
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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