The Outlook

ICIS price forecast reports for the global fertilizers markets

ICIS publishes individual monthly forecast reports for global urea, ammonia and phosphate markets – The Outlook. These reports are produced in partnership with Integer Research, a provider of independent market intelligence and consultancy services to the fertilizer industry. Integer Research operate independently of the ICIS editorial team to produce these reports.

The Outlook reports give a rolling price forecast for the next 12 months, as well as detailed analysis of global supply and demand, key developments and trade balances. The reports include charts/graphs and information segmented by region and subject covered. This makes it easy for you to understand and use the analysis in your decision-making.

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Use The Outlook reports for:

  • Price settlements, especially when signing-up longer-term contracts
  • Verifying your market position to best protect your business interests
  • Reviewing your production or inventory levels to safeguard profit margins
  • Identifying opportunities and risks to your business in the short-to-mid term 
  • Budgeting or planning for future investments guided by a reliable market intelligence

Available price forecast reports

ICIS publishes fertilizers price forecast reports (The Outlook) for the following:

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What’s included in The Outlook reports?

Market overview
A summary of the key developments globally over the past month and a look at how the market might develop in the near future. It also analyses the price fluctuations and key drivers and includes a snapshot of the market drivers broken down by region for quick reference.

Price forecasts
Rolling forecasts of key price assessments globally for the next 12 months. This reflects the current prices and expected price trends. Price forecasts and analysis of the prices are given for each key region.

Trade balances
The global supply and demand situation taking into account export availability and import requirements. These are presented for each key trading region with data given for the next three months and for the following three quarters.

Supply outlook
The key global sources of each fertilizer commodity with data broken down by key regions. Information on unsold availability from the main suppliers, inter-regional supply and demand flow, production news/updates, disruptions and future capacities are all included.

Demand outlook
The main potential markets and sources of demand for the year ahead. Detailed information is given by potential consuming region, including purchased volumes, outstanding requirements and new demand sources.