Agrium and PotashCorp to combine to create largest crop nutrient company in the world

Earlier this week PotashCorp and Agrium announced that they have agreed stock-only merger terms that will create the largest crop nutrient company in the world. As yet unnamed, the new company will have a potash capacity of 20m tonnes per year (all figures nameplate basis) by the time it starts combined operations in mid-2017. This…

Cereal prices a concern for urea buyers in the West; demand volatility expected in global phosphate markets

Profercy’s latest market forecasts for nitrogen and phosphates markets were published this week. This blog entry provides a brief insight into some of the issues considered. For a free trial of the Profercy Nitrogen Service or the Profercy Phosphates & NPKs Service, please provide your details here.  Nitrogen: Cereal prices front of mind for buyers in…

Special Report: OCP progresses on new 4m tpa P fertilizer capacity; Rock slurry pipeline poised for service

Morocco: During an industry conference this week in Morocco, OCP has showcased its progress towards adding four new 1 million tpa DAP, MAP, NP/NPK units – and the common infrastructure to support them – at Jorf Lasfar. The photo below shows construction progress to early 2014 on Unit 1, which is due for commissioning in…