ICIS Partners With Integer to Deliver Enhanced Fertilizer Industry Information
LONDON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
ICIS and Integer Research announce a new partnership that will deliver enhanced
information services to the fertilizer industry. By joining forces on specific
publications currently published by ICIS, the companies combine short-term market
expertise with long-term analysis and data-handling skills. Together, they offer enhanced
and accurate information on current fertilizer market developments and trade flows, as
well as macro analysis of key factors. These include long-term supply and demand balances,
global crop production and fertilizer consumption levels, energy and raw material costs
(including analysis of their impact on production costs and profitability), and price
Through the new partnership, ICIS and Integer will jointly provide The Outlook monthly
forecast reports from ICIS. These are individual reports for urea, ammonia and phosphates
markets with a monthly rolling price forecast for the year ahead, together with an
analysis of global supply, demand and trade balances. The partnership will also be
responsible for delivering the ICIS North American Sulphur Service (NASS+), which is a set
of customised presentations on sulphur and sulphuric acid given to customers twice a year,
either in person or by webex. The presentations provide an overview of the worldwide
sulphur and sulphuric acid markets and a detailed analysis of the North American industry,
including long-term supply/demand and price forecasts.
The partnership formally recognises the complementary expertise and skills of each
provider, as well as the wide-ranging needs of fertilizer industry players seeking short-
and long-term insight into their markets.
ICIS specialises in the provision of dynamic online services that offer a quick and
complete view of global fertilizers markets and the drivers of market dynamics. It
provides key price assessments for all fertilizer commodities, as well as accurate market
intelligence and news and analysis of short-term trends, including changes in supply and
demand, government policies and duties, natural gas and other raw material costs and new
Integer Research is a specialist provider of research, data, analysis and consultancy
services for the global fertilizer industry. Its studies focus on in-depth analysis of
major supply and production factors as well as including details of crop and fertilizer
demand in all major countries for all major crops by nutrient, in complex supply/demand
By combining short-term, accurate market information with long-term trend analysis,
ICIS and Integer will provide enhanced intelligence services to their fertilizer
“The ICIS editors are in constant contact with the fertilizer industry and monitor
market developments, new projects and trade changes every day. Integer analysts have years
of experience in macro analysis and will provide a deeper insight into forward
supply/demand changes, production and raw material costs and all the long-term key factors
that influence fertilizer prices. A structured dialogue and teamwork between ICIS and
Integer will provide fertilizer customers with the right answers on business trends,” said
Antonella Harrison, Commercial Director, Fertilizers at ICIS.
“This partnership arrangement between Integer and ICIS will be a major benefit to all
organisations needing detailed and reliable information on the fertilizer industry,”
Oliver Hatfield, Director at Integer, further commented.
To find out more about the joint services, please e-mail
Antonella.Harrison@icis.com or Oliver.Hatfield@integer-research.com
ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider, and has
fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global
commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value
news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling them to make better-informed trading
and planning decisions.
With a global staff of more than 700, ICIS has people based in Houston, Washington,
New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing,
Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. The team covers over 180 commodity markets, and has
in-depth knowledge across markets in upstream and downstream.
For further information about this release, please contact: Antonella Harrison Antonella.Harrison@icis.com Tel: +44-20-86522265
Integer is a specialist provider of research, data, analysis and consultancy services
across a growing range of global commodities markets – and is the leading provider of
specialist financial, market forecast, strategy and benchmarking information in the global
Headquartered in London, UK, the company was set up in 2002 by three experienced
industry analysts who wanted to move away from the traditional, production-centric
approach to understanding companies and markets. The company now has offices in Tokyo,
Beijing and Detroit.
Integer’s staff skill-set includes financial analysis, macroeconomics and engineering,
enabling them to bring a sophisticated focus to support company and market analysis.
Integer’s services are used by a range of clients world-wide, from commodity
producers, financial institutions and shippers, to plant contractors, trading companies,
government agencies and trade associations.
Clients are served with a variety of information services: bespoke research
commissioned by individual clients; subscription products that enable benchmarking and
competitor analysis, and assist in investor relations; tailored reports covering
producers, distributors and traders; and annual industry events.
For further information about this release, please contact: Oliver Hatfield Oliver.Hatfield@integer-research.com
SOURCE ICIS and Integer