ICIS partners with Integer to deliver enhanced fertilizer industry information

LONDON, 20 May 2013 - ICIS and Integer Research today announce a new partnership that will deliver enhanced information services to the fertilizer industry. By joining forces on specific publications currently published by ICIS, the companies combine short-term market expertise with long-term analysis and data-handling skills. Together, they offer enhanced and accurate information on current fertilizer market developments and trade flows, as well as macro analysis of key factors. These include long-term supply and demand balances, global crop production and fertilizer consumption levels, energy and raw material costs (including analysis of their impact on production costs and profitability), and price forecasts.


Through the new partnership, ICIS and Integer will jointly provide The Outlook monthly forecast reports from ICIS. These are individual reports for urea, ammonia and phosphates markets with a monthly rolling price forecast for the year ahead, together with an analysis of global supply, demand and trade balances. The partnership will also be responsible for delivering the ICIS North American Sulphur Service (NASS+), which is a set of customised presentations on sulphur and sulphuric acid given to customers twice a year, either in person or by webex. The presentations provide an overview of the worldwide sulphur and sulphuric acid markets and a detailed analysis of the North American industry, including long-term supply/demand and price forecasts. 


The partnership formally recognises the complementary expertise and skills of each provider, as well as the wide-ranging needs of fertilizer industry players seeking short- and long-term insight into their markets.


ICIS specialises in the provision of dynamic online services that offer a quick and complete view of global fertilizers markets and the drivers of market dynamics. It provides key price assessments for all fertilizer commodities, as well as accurate market intelligence and news and analysis of short-term trends, including changes in supply and demand, government policies and duties, natural gas and other raw material costs and new projects.


Integer Research is a specialist provider of research, data, analysis and consultancy services for the global fertilizer industry. Its studies focus on in-depth analysis of major supply and production factors as well as including details of crop and fertilizer demand in all major countries for all major crops by nutrient, in complex supply/demand scenario analyses.


By combining short-term, accurate market information with long-term trend analysis, ICIS and Integer will provide enhanced intelligence services to their fertilizer customers.


“The ICIS editors are in constant contact with the fertilizer industry and monitor market developments, new projects and trade changes every day. Integer analysts have years of experience in macro analysis and will provide a deeper insight into forward supply/demand changes, production and raw material costs and all the long-term key factors that influence fertilizer prices. A structured dialogue and teamwork between ICIS and Integer will provide fertilizer customers with the right answers on business trends,” said Antonella Harrison, Commercial Director, Fertilizers at ICIS.


"This partnership arrangement between Integer and ICIS will be a major benefit to all organisations needing detailed and reliable information on the fertilizer industry," Oliver Hatfield, Director at Integer, further commented.


To find out more about the joint services, please e-mail Antonella.Harrison@icis.com or Oliver.Hatfield@integer-research.com



About ICIS:

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider, and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling them to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has people based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. The team covers over 180 commodity markets, and has in-depth knowledge across markets in upstream and downstream.


For further information about this release, please contact:
Antonella Harrison

Tel: + 44 20 86522265


About Integer:


Integer is a specialist provider of research, data, analysis and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets - and is the leading provider of specialist financial, market forecast, strategy and benchmarking information in the global fertilizer industry.

Headquartered in London, UK, the company was set up in 2002 by three experienced industry analysts who wanted to move away from the traditional, production-centric approach to understanding companies and markets. The company now has offices in Tokyo, Beijing and Detroit.


Integer’s staff skill-set includes financial analysis, macroeconomics and engineering, enabling them to bring a sophisticated focus to support company and market analysis. Integer’s services are used by a range of clients world-wide, from commodity producers, financial institutions and shippers, to plant contractors, trading companies, government agencies and trade associations.


Clients are served with a variety of information services: bespoke research commissioned by individual clients; subscription products that enable benchmarking and competitor analysis, and assist in investor relations; tailored reports covering producers, distributors and traders; and annual industry events.


For further information about this release, please contact:

Oliver Hatfield