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P & K Industry Statistical Reports

IPNI North America Potash Flash Report

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) collects and publishes North American muriate of potash (MOP) statistics from a survey of domestic producers each month.  All North American potash producers currently participate in this survey.  IPNI publishes a simple one-page Flash report that includes production, domestic sales and export sales for the month as well as inventories held by producers at both on- and off-site facilities at month end.  IPNI typically releases statistics for the previous month no later than the 15th of the current month.  Our Market Alert provides a brief summary of this widely watched report immediately after its release.  This summary includes commentary on the new statistics, comparisons to the month before, year ago and seven-year Olympic average as well as several charts that put the current crop of monthly statistics in perspective.  Further commentary and analysis of these statistics will be included in the North America NPK Statistical Update when published.

TFI Fertilizer Record and U.S. Phosphate Material Exports

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) contracts with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) to collect North American nitrogen and phosphate production, inventory and, in the case of phosphate, export statistics from a survey of domestic producers each month.  All U.S. phosphate producers currently participate in the survey.  Not all U.S. nitrogen producers participate in the monthly survey, however.  In fact, just more than 80% of U.S. gross ammonia and solid urea capacity and a little more than 90% of U.S. nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate capacity are represented in the survey today.  TFI publishes two reports from this survey – the Fertilizer Record and U.S. Phosphate Material Exports.  The Fertilizer Record includes production for the month and inventories held by producers at both on- and off-site facilities at month end for the leading nitrogen and phosphate products.  Producer disappearance, defined as beginning inventory plus production minus ending inventory, is calculated and tracked in this report.  The Fertilizer Record also includes the North American MOP statistics published by IPNI.  The U.S. Phosphate Material Exports report contains U.S. exports of the leading phosphate products by destination.  TFI typically releases these statistics for the previous month no later than the 15th of the current month and only after the commodity and financial markets have closed for the day.  Our Market Alert provides a brief summary of these important industry statistics immediately after their release.  This summary includes our commentary on the new data points, comparisons to the month before, year ago and seven-year Olympic average as well as several charts that put the monthly statistics in perspective.  Further commentary and analysis of these statistics will be included in the North America NPK Statistical Update when published.