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GPCA webinar series: COVID-19 and the Fertilizers Industry: Review of Recent Impacts and Projections for 2020-2021

The world has changed since late January 2020 with the novel coronavirus causing disruption and many economies opting for previously unthinkable solutions. Agricultural markets - including the fertilizer industry - have broadly been exempted from the restrictions, acknowledging its essential role in delivering nutrition to the world during this time. Overall, agriculture has remained strong over the course of the first half of 2020 - keeping fertilizer demand stable and avoiding price collapse. At the same time supply also remained sufficient to meet growing demand and avoiding price spike.

With many economists arguing about the shape of the recovery and undecided between "U" and "V", IHS Markit opts for a different angle, and suggest that "٨" is a very likely scenario instead when looking at fertilizer markets, still however generating big opportunities for those willing to seek them.

GPCA is proud to present this webinar, which will review the impact of COVID-19 on fertilizer markets to date, delve into the mechanisms that led to said impact, and try and suggest likely paths from here onwards and through to the end of 2021.

The webinar will shed light on the below key subjects:

  • Market-in-review: recent price dynamics, non-COVID impacts, supply-demand outlook and expectations for the next few months.
  • Diversification of supply: a new item on the agenda of importers?
  • Global fertilizer trade: major trade flows for key products, which could be improved?
  • What if a second wave came? Impact on key fertilizer markets.
  • Growing trends towards food security across the region and the globe

Why attend the GPCA webinar series?

Adapt to evolve
The GPCA Webinar Series will address a new reality brought about by the complex set of events that have impacted demand, profit margins, affordability, sustainability and the growth paradigm.

Learn and network
Formulated to encompass the 3 pillars of GPCA - thought leadership, advocacy and networking, the webinar series aims to facilitate strong dialogue, sharing of insights and navigating future industry terrains.

Examine and forecast
Stay updated with the most recent policy and ad-hoc reforms adopted by governments, their impact on the way trade and business is conducted and how to plan for the future amidst substantial uncertainties.

Connect with the industry
The GPCA Webinar Series will allow unprecedented access to key industry opinions, allowing attendees to gain from a wealth of knowledge as well as a relevant network, encouraging knowledge exchange and unity in adversity.

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