Large team of global analysts


Our investment in a global team of analysts based in the UK, Norway, China, India and the USA mean that customers can trust CRU to capture important market developments from across the world. We strive to provide customers with the best service and the closest contact - flexible, personal and responsive.  Our analysts interact with customers frequently.  

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Comprehensive coverage


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Primary research

CRU's fertilizer analysts have visited around 100 plants over the last few years as part of their primary research. This allows them to build very good relationships with the plant managers and engineers and to gain a thorough understand of the plant's operations, efficiencies, profit margins and where improvements can be made.  The primary research is then fed into our cost reports and market outlooks and underpinned by a robust methodology.


Ben Farey and Laima Alavociute from CRU's Fertilizer Team visiting OCP's Khouribga phosphate rock mine in Morocco in December 2015.

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CRU's Fertilizer Services

CRU's Fertilizer Market Outlooks are tailored to individual commodity markets and offer historical and forecast prices, analysis of market developments and a comprehensive historical and projected market data service. They provide a consistent five year forecast for demand, supply and prices. Most outlooks publish a full report every three months with updates and insights published more frequently. In some markets we publish a 25 year forecast of demand, supply and prices, as an appendix to the outlook. 

Subscribers also have access to:

  • A concise executive summary, including key narratives in graphical form and scenario analysis as part of the main report
  • Personal contact with our global team of analysts offering you a real understanding of critical markets such as China
  • Comprehensive, downloadable, global demand, supply, capacity, trade and price data
  • Timely CRU Views on what the latest market developments and price movements mean for industry participants
  • CRU's macroeconomic and exchange rate forecasts from CRU's own in-house team of economists

Subscribers can access the CRU Market Outlook service in a variety of ways: via PDF, desktop, tablet or smartphone.

CRU Fertilizer team publishes 7 quarterly outlooks on:

Phosphate Rock
Phosphate Fertilizers
Potassium Chloride
Sulphuric Acid

The CRU Analysis team also publishes Outlooks every two years on: 

Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulphate
Animal Feed Phosphate
Industrial Food Phosphate
Potassium Sulphate and Nitrates
Technical Ammonium Nitrate

Additionally, CRU also publishes four detailed Cost Reports annually or bi-annually:

Phosphate Rock
Phosphate Fertilizer

Finally, CRU also publishes Fertilizer Week on a daily basis alongside our comprehensive weekly report. Fertilizer Week brings together 200 global fertilizer prices assessed weekly across all nutrients and major fertilizer products in a single service, based on a robust and transparent methodology, supported by analysis and market-moving news.

Our reputation for robustness and transparency, and the fact that we follow the internationally recognised IOSCO principles on high quality price assessment, mean that our customers can rely on CRU prices in negotiations in all key regional markets. Fertilizer Week is supported by CRU's global team of analysts and price assessors, based in Europe, North America, China and India.

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Fertilizer Week

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Keep up-to-date with breaking news and weekly price movements. Providing you with a daily briefing on prices, swaps, market movements and news, plus the people, projects and political shifts affecting global fertilizer prices.

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Sulphur Fertilizers - Growth Potential


Sulphur is increasingly being recognised as the fourth major crop nutrient alongside N, P and K. The introduction of modern agricultural practices, high analysis fertilizers and tighter environmental regulations has led to an increased occurrence of sulphur deficiency in soils.

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CRU's Fertilizer Market Outlook Services

Peter Harrison, Senoir Consultant, Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid guides you through CRU's fertilizer Market Outlook portfolio.

CRU's Fertilizer Cost Analysis Services

Paul Burnside, Principal Consultant, Potash discusses the cost analysis available from CRU's Fertilizer services.