Expand the use of ammonium nitrate and seize the international market share

wallpapers Industry 2020-12-09

since this year, the overall trend of nitrogen fertilizer market is good, but ammonium nitrate is an exception. The prices of urea, ammonium bicarbonate, ammonium sulfate and ammonium chloride all rose sharply, while the market of ammonium nitrate was sluggish. At present, most of the ex factory quotations of ammonium nitrate are 1350-1550 yuan (ton price, the same below), which is similar to the price at the beginning of the year, with a decrease of about 3% compared with the same period last year. Experts believe that this is mainly because the agricultural properties of ammonium nitrate have not been fully developed. In the context of overcapacity, the ammonium nitrate industry should vigorously develop nitro compound fertilizer, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and other agricultural uses, in order to get out of the downturn as soon as possible.

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are dominated by the industrial attribute, and the rising bus

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. Since this year, the factory price of urea has risen from 1550 yuan at the beginning of the year to 1750 yuan at present, up 13% (up 200 yuan) and 21% (up 300 yuan) year on year. After the announcement of the increase of fertilizer price on April 20, the price of some parts of Hubei and Shandong Province rose by more than 100 yuan in a few days. Ammonium sulfate is the earliest nitrogen fertilizer variety to rise this year. Although the price of some enterprises has dropped, it is still running at a high level, and the price in many areas is above 600 yuan. The prices of ammonium chloride and other products have risen sharply, which is even more bullish. From last year's big bear to this year's big bull, the factory quotations of wet ammonium are mostly 500-550 yuan, and those of dry ammonium are mostly 600 yuan, which generally double the price at the beginning of the year. When the varieties of nitrogen fertilizer were flourishing, the market of ammonium nitrate for the same nitrogen fertilizer was extremely flat.

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ammonium nitrate was first used in nitrogen fertilizer in China. However, with the rapid increase of explosive demand, ammonium nitrate as raw material was mainly used for industrial use, and the pricing was basically based on industrial attribute. In fact, ammonium nitrate is widely used in agriculture. Nitro compound fertilizer, nitro sulfur compound fertilizer and uan are developing continuously, but people are still used to the industrial property of ammonium nitrate. Chen Li, director of the China Chemical Fertilizer Information Center, believes that the main reason is that the agricultural properties of ammonium nitrate are not fully utilized, which leads to the failure to catch up with the increase of nitrogen fertilizer this year. In addition, the production capacity of ammonium nitrate is too large, which is one of the main reasons for the market downturn. Although it is difficult for the ammonium nitrate industry to enter the market, it needs to be approved by the public security department. However, due to the high profit, many new ammonium nitrate plants have been built in recent years. At present, the annual production capacity of ammonium nitrate in China has reached about 10 million tons, which exceeds the demand. This year, many ammonium nitrate enterprises have only started 50% - 60% of the production. The domestic sales of

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are not smooth, and the export is not satisfactory. In recent years, the annual export volume of ammonium nitrate has been hovering around 400000 tons, and has not exceeded 500000 tons. According to customs data, in the first five months of this year, China exported 155600 tons of ammonium nitrate, a year-on-year decrease of 21.52%. The average export unit price was 320.57 US dollars, a year-on-year decrease of 9.42%. Chen Li believes that this is not only due to the increase of international production capacity and the poor trend of the international ammonium nitrate Market, but also due to the fact that domestic enterprises do not attach importance to export and fail to effectively open the international market.

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expand agricultural attributes to help out of the trough

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. In this regard, industry experts generally believe that ammonium nitrate should vigorously develop agricultural properties and expand more downstream, so as to make the industry out of the predicament. Chen Jiliang, chairman of the board of directors of Guangzhou Longlin agricultural means of production Co., Ltd. In recent years, with the adjustment of planting structure and the promotion of scientific fertilization, nitro fertilizer plays an important role in the chemical fertilizer industry because of its quick acting and high nutrient utilization rate. The market demand is constantly released, and the construction of nitro fertilizer device is in the ascendant. At present, the price of nitro compound fertilizer is much higher than that of ordinary compound fertilizer. The factory quotation of 45% content nitro sulfur based compound fertilizer is generally over 2800 yuan, which is about 3200 yuan higher than that of ordinary sulfur based fertilizer with the same proportion, and 1000 yuan higher than that of chlorine based fertilizer. The production profit of manufacturers is high, and the profit of dealers is also very high, which is more than three times of that of common compound fertilizer. Manufacturers are actively promoting it. Guo Aiping, general manager of Hunan Toyota agricultural means of production Co., Ltd., believes that uan will become a new bright spot in the future fertilizer market. Uan is made of urea, ammonium nitrate and water. Its industrial production began in the United States in the 1970s. According to experts, in the structure of nitrogen fertilizer products in developed countries, ammonium nitrate, uan and nitro compound fertilizers are mainly used, while in developing countries represented by China, urea has always been the main nitrogen fertilizer product. In fact, nitrate fertilizer, especially uan, has higher utilization rate, less loss, better fertilizer efficiency and better environmental benefits than urea. Compared with the U.S. annual consumption of 13 million tons of UAN products,

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have just started in China's uan industry, which is a great opportunity for both urea and ammonium nitrate production enterprises. Chen Li pointed out that the annual output of international ammonium nitrate is about 60 million tons, and the trade volume is about 10 million tons. Through efforts, China can seize about 10% of the international trade market share, that is, the annual export volume will reach about 1 million tons, which is still hopeful.


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