Our Users Enjoy
● Active public exchange with private negotiation
● Range of bids and offers for comparison
●Obtain real time quotes from service providers and book their services on line.
● Set individual permissions for multiple users.
● Secure settlement — all information is verified
● Avoid manipulation and fraud with the Document matching tool
● Data is controlled by users and stored securely
● Smart post trade integration
● Bespoke modular technology stack from Fujitsu
● Immutable audit trail with trade history
The Market for Fertilizer
When a crop is planted in the earth and eventually starts to grow, it requires nutrients during the process of evolution. Such nutrients are taken from the soil and once the crops have been harvested the nutrients have to be replaced. Fertilizers increase crop yield and enable farmers to grow more food in limited land. For instance, the usage of 192 kg nitrogen fertilizers per hectare produces around 9.3 tons of grains, as compared to only 2.1 tons of grains without them.
The fertilizer market was valued around US$200 billion in 2019. Rising global population, growing demand for grains and the use of agrochemicals for higher crop production on limited arable land will boost the global market to an estimated 2.2% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.
The main nutrients for the growing of a plant are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P2O5) and Potassium (K2O). World consumption of these three main fertilizer nutrients- N, P2O5 and K2O is estimated to exceed 200 million tonnes by 2022.
Over the next five years, the global production capacity of fertilizers, intermediates and raw materials is also expected to increase.
Problems participants currently face that
Fertilizer Exchange can solve
You do not have enough buying or selling liquidity to withstand unplanned market changes and stay competitive.
Counterparty risks are high when doing business with a new supplier or buyer. It is difficult and time consuming to conduct effective due diligence.
Squeezed margins due to inefficient supply chains including freight and inspection. It is also time consuming gathering different quotes to get a competitive rate.
Delays in documentation by post and costly human mistakes due to manual checks. This could result in denied cargo access, leading to high demurrage and risk of counterparty reneging on contracts.
Food Security and Sustainability
With the world’s population hitting 8 billion and forecast to increase another 50%, a major concern for countries around the world is ensuring that the supply of food continues to grow. The biggest single factor in that equation is having an adequate supply of fertilizer.
Fertilizer resources are not spread evenly around the world and nearly every country must import some types of fertilizer even if they export others. Ensuring that the flow of fertilizer remains undisrupted is a key element in global food security and Fertilizer Exchange is a key part of that balance.
Finally it is important to be able to track how fertilizers are produced and which farmers use those fertilizers if we are to assess to the full cycle sustainability of the food that you are consuming. By allowing users to track the certification of fertilizer plants and verify where that fertilizer goes, Fertilizer Exchange makes this a realistic prospect for the first time.
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