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Ammonium Nitrate

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Introduction 10
Manufacturing processes12
Synthesis methods12
Direct reaction of ammonia and nitric acid12
Nitric acid acidulation of phosphate rock12
Calcium ammonium nitrate13
Ammonium nitrate sulfate13
Calcium nitrate13
Conversion to solids13
Prilling13
Granulation13
Crystallization14
Conditioning14
Use as liquid14
Supply and demand by region15
World15
Capacity15
Salient statistics16
Production18
Consumption20
Trade22
United States25
Producing companies25
Salient statistics28
Production30
Consumption30
Fertilizer overview30
Fertilizer consumption by region31
Industrial explosives32
Nitrous oxide35
Other35
Price35
Trade38
Canada40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics40
Mexico43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics43
Central and South America46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics47
Production49
Consumption50
Trade51
Western Europe52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Production57
Consumption60
Price63
Trade63
Central Europe67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics69
Production72
Consumption74
Price75
Trade76
Eastern Europe78
Producing companies78
Salient statistics81
Production84
Consumption86
Price87
Trade87
Middle East90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics91
Production93
Consumption95
Price96
Trade96
Africa98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics100
Production103
Consumption104
Price106
Trade106
Southwest Asia 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 109
Production 111
Consumption 112
Price 113
Trade 114
China114
Producing companies114
Salient statistics117
Consumption 120
Price 121
Trade 122
Japan124
Producing companies124
Salient statistics124
Consumption126
Price127
Trade127
Northeast Asia 128
Producing companies 128
Salient statistics 129
Consumption 131
Trade 132
Southeast Asia 133
Producing companies 133
Salient statistics 134
Production 136
Consumption 136
Price138
Trade 138
Oceania 139
Producing companies 139
Salient statistics 140
Consumption 143
Price144
Trade 144
Additional resources 146
Revisions 147
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