The Argus Ammonia Analytics service connects you with industry-leading clean and conventional ammonia market intelligence. The service includes quarterly reports and data with 15-year forecasts of supply, demand, trade and price, and one longer-term annual report with 25-year price forecasts (based on Long Run Marginal Cost analysis).

We empower ammonia market participants to make informed business decisions. Use the service to:

  • Inform your business plans: Get robust, actionable and industry leading insight on medium to long-term market developments and outlook
  • Mitigate risk to your business: Stay up to date with potential regulations, policy changes and market fundamentals challenges
  • Access comprehensive market data: Explore extensive raw data to assist your research and planning – and integrate the data into your models
  • Find your next big opportunity: Our proprietary datasets and expert insight help you identify and capitalise on future opportunities

Key features


Price forecasts: 15-years and 25-years

Quarterly 15-year and 25-year forecasts are provided for ammonia benchmark prices, including Middle East fob, Pivdenny fob, Baltic fob, USG/Caribbean fob, Tampa cfr, Far East cfr ex. Taiwan, India cfr, North Africa cfr, NW Europe cfr Excl. duty, NW Europe cfr Incl. duty, Southeast Asia fob Incl. Australia


Supply, demand and trade forecasts: 15-years

Quarterly 15-year forecasts and in-depth analysis is provided for ammonia supply, demand and trade. This includes ammonia capacity projects trackers, crop prices analysis and trade analysis focused on key countries and regions. Short and medium-term ammonia supply/demand balance included.


Cost curves

The service includes Argus traded supply curves for the previous year, current year and 5 years ahead (fob basis) for all key ammonia plants, updated quarterly. A unique, interactive online cost curve tool to analyse and interrogate cost curve data is included.


Clean ammonia: Analysis and outlook

The service includes industry-leading analysis and outlook for the clean ammonia sector. We provide Levelised Cost of Ammonia (LCOA) and Long-run ammonia pricing to 2050, and include demand modelling and forecast to 2050 for all end-use sectors, with regional breakouts. 15-year capacity forecasts are included (blue and green ammonia), as well as in-depth project analysis and tracker. Cost analysis employing LRMC is used for key cost factors (e.g. onshore and offshore wind, renewable generators, electrolysers).


Projects: Grey, blue and green ammonia

The service includes quarterly updates of our comprehensive grey, blue and green ammonia project trackers. We also include in-depth new and refreshed project reviews including analysis of access to resources, markets and capital, financial review, 25-year cash flow forecast and analysis and policy/regulatory insight


Best-in-class methodology

Our key methodologies include our demand forecasting model based on calorie and crop forecasts to guide our view of future fertilizer consumption and our Long-Run Marginal Cost (LRMC) multi-factor model to assess the level of prices beyond the current investment cycle


Costs/inputs analysis and forecasts

The service includes quarterly analysis and forecast of European natural gas markets, crude markets and capital cost inflation


Quarterly reports

Narrative and graphical analysis of what is driving the ammonia market and how it is likely to evolve, ensuring you will be more confident in making critical decisions. Includes key insight on supply, demand, costs, trade and projects, with 15-year forecasts for supply, demand and prices


Annual long-term report

Detailed, long-form analysis of all the historical and long-term trends in both the clean ammonia and conventional ammonia space. Use the report to reveal the connections between underlying market drivers and use these insights to develop more robust strategies. Includes 25-year price forecast based on Long Run Marginal Cost (LRMC) analysis

Customers that benefit

As interest in the vital ammonia market continues to grow, anyone with exposure to the global ammonia market will find the Argus Ammonia Analytics service essential.

Subscribers of the service include: New entrants to the market such as energy players/utilities and players active in the shipping and marine fuels market, fertilizer producers, industrial users of ammonia (such as ACN, caprolactam and mining-grade AN), trading companies, importers and distributors, buying agencies, financial institutions, logistics companies, co-operatives, government agencies and associations around the world. Below are examples of clients that use this service:
  • Producers and suppliers  

  • Traders 

  • Energy and utilities companies

  • Shipping and port authorities

  • Procurement teams

  • Industry analysts 

  • Governments 

  • Financial institutions including bankers and investors 

  • Wholesalers 

  • Co-ops and retailers