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Argus Consulting Services - Fertilizer

Through the acquisition of Fertilizer and Chemical Consultancy (FCC), Argus Consulting Services has over 30 years of experience in fertilizers and chemicals, providing effective consultancy services for producers, buyers, investors, banks, governments and multilateral agencies.

The products covered include:

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphates
  • Potash
  • Sulphur
  • Ammonia
  • Finished products and raw materials

Services provided 

Market studies – Providing high-quality analysis of historical trends and short, medium and long-term forecasts of supply/demand, trade, costs and prices.

Strategy – Experienced, confidential and independent input to the development of company, production and market strategies.

Project feasibility – With considerable experience of providing detailed pre-feasibility and market feasibility studies to the fertilizer and chemical industry, Argus Consulting Services is highly qualified to supply confidential consultancy to those considering investment in new projects.

Briefing papers – Typically no more than 20 pages, these are a fast-track means to obtaining an insight into short, medium and long-term pricing, sourcing, trade, competitiveness and marketing issues.

Presentations – Argus’ consultants and analysts can provide a full range of meetings to deliver informed presentations on relevant topics.

Valuation models – Including new projects, mergers and acquisition, assessment of existing assets. Argus works with its clients to develop user-friendly and transparent financial valuation models. All outcomes are tested using high-level sensitivity and scenario analysis. 

Sectors covered

Nitrogen - Services in the nitrogen sector cover urea, ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulphate, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions and other specialty products. Argus also analyses technical nitrogen markets including explosive grade ammonium nitrate (LDAN), melamine, UF Resins and the new market for urea in DeNox/Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technologies for power stations and diesel engines.

Phosphates - In the phosphate sector Argus offers consultancy services covering the major bulk traded commodities such as diammonium phosphate (DAP) and monoammonium phosphate (MAP) as well as  phosphate rock and merchant grade phosphoric acid. Argus also offers detailed studies on the evolving market for complex NPKs.

Potash - Argus covers industry and market developments for the main potash products - potassium chloride and potassium sulphate - and speciality potash and potash/ magnesium products.

Sulphur - Argus Consulting Services include supply and market analysis for both sulphur and sulphuric acid. In addition, Argus has particular experience in the analysis of speciality sulphur fertilizer markets, a sector of growing interest.

Ammonia - The multitude of uses for traded ammonia are covered including ammonium nitrate and diammonium phosphate (DAP) and non-fertilizer products such as caprolactum, acrylonitrile, LDAN and the emerging market for DeNox technologies.

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  • World Processed Phosphates Outlook
  • World Phosphate Rock Outlook
  • World Urea Outlook
  • World Ammonia Outlook

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