Access to abundant, low cost natural gas has dramatically changed the competitive landscape for the chemical and petrochemical industry in recent years, in particular, the ammonia and urea chain. More than ever, it has become important to understand the impact that shifts in production centres will have on trade and competitiveness in these key commodity chemicals. IHS Markit is bringing its unparalleled experience in energy feedstocks commodity chemicals and fertilizers to help answer the most pressing issues clients active in the fertilizer and industrial ammonia and urea value chains face.
- What are the underlying drivers in end-use applications along relevant value chains?
- What is the impact of shale gas in North America, and what does this mean for world trade?
- Where will the traditional exporters to North America, deprived of a natural market, target next?
- Will China's coal based Fertilizers be able to compete internationally once operating rates improve?
- African Ammonia and Urea capacity additions– which markets will be targeted by new exporters?