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Chemical Economics Handbook

Ammonium Nitrate

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 6
Introduction 10
Manufacturing processes 11
Synthesis methods 11
Direct reaction of ammonia and nitric acid 11
Nitric acid acidulation of phosphate rock 12
Calcium ammonium nitrate 12
Ammonium nitrate sulfate 12
Conversion to solids 13
Prilling 13
Granulation 13
Crystallization 13
Conditioning 13
Use as liquid 14
Supply and demand by region 14
World 14
Capacity 14
Salient statistics 16
Production 19
Consumption 22
Trade 25
United States 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 32
Production 34
Consumption 35
Fertilizer overview 36
Fertilizer consumption by region 36
Industrial explosives 37
Nitrous oxide 40
Other 41
Price 41
Trade 44
Canada 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 46
Mexico 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Central and South America 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 54
Production 56
Consumption 57
Trade 59
Western Europe 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 64
Production 66
Consumption 69
Trade 72
Central Europe 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Production 79
Consumption 82
Trade 83
Eurasia (former USSR) 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 88
Production 91
Consumption 93
Trade 95
Middle East 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 98
Production 101
Consumption 103
Trade 105
Africa 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 107
Production 109
Consumption 111
Trade 112
Japan 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 116
Consumption 116
Price 117
China 118
Producing companies 118
Salient statistics 120
Production 122
Consumption 123
Trade 124
Southwest Asia 125
Producing companies 125
Salient statistics 126
Production 128
Consumption 129
Southeast Asia 130
Producing companies 130
Salient statistics 131
Production 133
Consumption 134
Trade 136
Oceania 138
Producing companies 138
Salient statistics 140
Consumption 142
Trade 143
Bibliography 144
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