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Laura Cross

Head of Nitrogen Analysis View profile

CRU’s Nitrogen services include market analysis and forecasts, price assessments and cost services, set within the context of fertilizers worldwide.

Our market analysis explores supply, demand, trade and prices of nitrogen nutrients and provides a five-year forecast for prices. Thanks to CRU’s multi-commodity expertise and economic research, you gain access to a complete view across fertilizer markets, including price drivers.

We are a leading provider of fertilizer prices and CRU's nitrogen prices bring together global prices for ammonia, urea, nitrates and sulphates from around the world, assessed on a weekly basis. Our price assessments rely on a robust and transparent methodology, supported by intraday market updates, to bring you independent and up-to-date prices you can trust.

CRU’s comprehensive nitrogen cost service offers unparalleled insight into production costs at mines and plants, providing 88% coverage, including for China. Our teams have personally visited and discussed key variables with engineers on site, therefore bringing you data and analysis that are unique and reliable.

Our Nitrogen analysts are based in Beijing, London and Mumbai. We are available to discuss market developments and price movements with you by email, phone or in person.


  • Ammonia
  • Ammonium Nitrate
  • Ammonium Sulphate
  • NPK
  • Technical Ammonia Nitrate (TAN)
  • UAN
  • Urea


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CRU's unique services are the product of both our in-depth understanding of the markets and close contact with our customers. We want to hear from you.

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