The global nitrogen markets are covered weekly by ICIS in The Market. The Market gives you the global view on the fertilizer market, and is tailored for the international fertilizers business. The commentary includes supply and demand trends, production news, shipping enquiries, fertilizer prices and price drivers and fluctuations.
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Nitrates: Market overview
After a slow Q4 last year, nitrates market players were hopeful of an early spring, and strong demand for nitrogen fertilizers in Q1 2018. However, they were soon disappointed, as consistent, crippling winter weather kept farmers from the fields, and suppressed demand for all nitrogen derivatives.
However, with the arrival of warmer weather as Q2 approaches, demand is beginning to show early signs of recovery.
Players are growing increasingly more confident that returning demand will support increased market activity, and the granular, simple-to-move nature of ammonium nitrate and calcium ammonium nitrate could mean farmers turn to nitrates to ensure their late-blooming crops have the best chance of survival.
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Nitrate Fertilizer Methodology
Nitrate fertilizers are water-soluble plant nutrients which are easily transported, stored, and applied to crops. A global, multi-billion-dollar business, nitrates are typically a rival product to nitrogen-based fertilizer urea.