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P & K Industry Statistical Updates
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) collects and publishes North American muriate of potash (MOP) statistics from a survey of domestic producers each quarter. All North American potash producers participate in this survey. TFI's report includes production, domestic sales and export sales for the quarter as well as inventories held by producers at both on- and off-site facilities at quarter end. TFI typically releases statistics for the previous quarter roughly six weeks after close.
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) contracts with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) to collect North American nitrogen and phosphate production, inventory and, in the case of phosphate, export statistics from a survey of domestic producers. TFI publishes two reports from this survey – the Fertilizer Record and U.S. Phosphate Material Exports. The quarterly Fertilizer Record includes production and inventories held by producers at both on- and off-site facilities at quarter end for the leading nitrogen and phosphate products. Producer disappearance, defined as beginning inventory plus production minus ending inventory, is calculated and tracked in this report. TFI typically releases these statistics for the previous quarter within six weeks of close. The monthly U.S. Phosphate Material Exports report contains U.S. exports of the leading phosphate products by destination and is released roughly two weeks after month end.