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Stein Chingen Haugan

Managing Director

Stein C Haugan, boasting four decades of experience and an extensive global fertilizer network, founded Fertimetrics Pte Ltd in Singapore in June 2019. The company offers advisory, consultancy, and brokerage services aimed at helping businesses and individuals enhance their core competencies and create sustainable incremental value.

Stein’s fertilizer expertise encompasses senior management roles and board representation positions with Yara International ASA and Ma’aden Phosphate Company. He has also successfully established and managed fertilizer trading companies. Stein holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Oregon and has completed postgraduate studies at IMD.

  • July 8, 2024

Phosphate Market Rallies on Low Availability, Urea Remains Muted

Insight Focus Global urea markets are now awaiting price guidance from...

  • July 1, 2024

Upcoming India Urea Tender Provides Price Support

Insight Focus Urea prices have strengthened after India’s announ...

  • June 24, 2024

Fertiliser Fundamentals Indicate Softer Prices

Insight Focus Urea prices cooled this week as Egyptian gas supply resu...

  • June 17, 2024

Urea Pushed Higher by Issues In Egypt, China, Indonesia

Insight Focus Urea prices have increased on lack of supply as Egyptian...

  • June 10, 2024

Phosphate, Potash Markets Hold for Indian Buyers

Insight Focus Urea prices increased in all regions this week, but it i...

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  • June 3, 2024

Phosphate, Potash Markets Hold for Indian Buyers

Insight Focus Urea prices increased in all regions this week, but it i...

  • May 28, 2024

China Absence, India Tender Creates Urea Market Rally

Insight Focus With China expected to maintain export restrictions for ...

  • May 20, 2024

Bullish Sentiment in Urea, and Ammonia Markets

Insight Focus Urea prices moved higher most regions, particularly acro...

  • May 13, 2024

Brazil Flooding Bearish for Fertiliser Markets

Insight Focus Urea prices keep struggling to hold. The main buying act...

  • May 6, 2024

Fertiliser Prices Slump Across the Board

Insight Focus Urea prices still struggling to find a floor and the out...

  • April 29, 2024

Uncertainty Brings Fertiliser Markets to Near Halt

Insight Focus The decline in urea prices has come to a temporary halt ...

Food and Ingredients
  • April 22, 2024

Urea Market Set to Dip as China Returns, India Cuts Imports

Urea prices have continued to fall. India’s decision to cut impo...

Food and Ingredients
  • April 15, 2024

Urea Prices Collapse Across Board

Insight Focus Reduced India urea tender purchase hits prices. Potash m...

Food and Ingredients
  • April 8, 2024

Middle East Escalation Could Lead to Urea Price Rise

Insight Focus Further urea price erosion is expected in the next coupl...

Food and Ingredients
  • April 2, 2024

Lack of Demand, Plentiful Supply Push Down Fertiliser Prices

Insight Focus Prices for the India urea tendeChina Re-Enters Processed...

Food and Ingredients
  • March 25, 2024

Urea Market Looks to India Tender For Support

Insight Focus Producers are putting faith in next week’s India t...

  • March 18, 2024

Urea Prices Under Pressure Across Board

Insight Focus AmmoniaUrea prices remain under pressure. Processed phos...

Food and Ingredients
  • March 11, 2024

Bearish Outlook for Urea Prices

Insight Focus Chinese CIQ Urea inspections will resume in March. This ...

Food and Ingredients
  • March 4, 2024

China Announces 7 Million Tonne MAP, DAP Export Quota

Insight Focus Tight supply in the US pushed up the price of urea by ab...

Food and Ingredients
  • February 26, 2024

Urea Prices Lift as Other Markets Remain Muted

Insight Focus Urea prices are driven by Australian and US demand. Anti...

Food and Ingredients
  • February 19, 2024

Holiday Absences Turn Fertiliser Markets Bearish

Insight Focus Lunar New Year and Carnival in Brazil dampened interest ...

Food and Ingredients
  • February 12, 2024

Urea Prices Hang on As Other Fertilisers Look Bearish

Insight Focus Urea prices are edging higher. The processed phosphate m...

Food and Ingredients
  • February 5, 2024

Positive Price Momentum Continues in Urea Market

Insight Focus Urea prices continue to strengthen but this could be jeo...

Food and Ingredients
  • January 29, 2024

Urea Prices Set to Pick Up as Potash, Ammonia Dip

Insight Focus Urea prices this week took an upward turn in the Middle ...

Food and Ingredients
  • January 22, 2024

Red Sea Crisis Fragments Ammonia Market

Insight Focus Urea prices rise due to limited Asian supply and emergin...

  • January 15, 2024

Urea, Phosphate Prices Rise on Tight Availability

Insight Focus The urea market is slowly coming alive despite a disappo...

Food and Ingredients
  • January 8, 2024

India Urea Tender Attracts Offers from Middle East and Russia

Insight Focus India’s urea tender saw 2.7 million MT offered. Lo...

Food and Ingredients
  • January 2, 2024

India Looks to Take Advantage of Low Urea Prices

Insight Focus India announces urea tender for 4th January. Reaction ha...

Food and Ingredients
  • December 18, 2023

Santa Claus Is Dishing Out Ever Lower Urea Prices

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices are expected to remain strong...

Food and Ingredients
  • December 11, 2023

Urea CFR Price Lifted by Buoyant Freight Rates

Insight Focus Urea prices rose this week mainly due to increased freig...

Food and Ingredients
  • December 4, 2023

China Bans Fertiliser Exports Until April ‘24

Insight Focus China will continue to prohibit fertiliser exports until...

Food and Ingredients
  • November 27, 2023

China Agrees Fertiliser Export Quota to 2025

Insight Focus The international urea market saw drastic price reductio...

Food and Ingredients
  • November 20, 2023

China’s Fertiliser Export Ban Creates Uncertainty

Insight Focus China’s ban on the export of fertilisers has creat...

Food and Ingredients
  • November 13, 2023

Urea Prices Slide Globally With Lack Of Demand

Insight Focus China stop export inspections on processed phosphates wi...

Food and Ingredients
  • November 6, 2023

Fertiliser Markets Look Bearish With Limited Demand Pockets

Insight Focus Pockets of phosphate demand emerge in East Africa and Pa...

Food and Ingredients
  • October 30, 2023

India Subsidy Cuts, Tampa November Ammonia Settlement Surprise Markets

Insight Focus India cut its DAP subsidy by 31%, creating a margin shor...

Food and Ingredients
  • October 23, 2023

India Finalises Urea Tender, Importers Await Subsidy Confirmation

Insight Focus India is expected to import more than 1.5 million tonnes...

Food and Ingredients
  • October 16, 2023

Urea Market Remains Bearish Despite India Tender

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices may come under pressure with ...

Food and Ingredients
  • October 9, 2023

India Announces Urea Tender; Long Shipment Period

Insight Focus The global processed phosphate market has come to a halt...

Food and Ingredients
  • October 2, 2023

Nutrient Based Subsidy In India Draws Attention To Rabi Crops

Insight Focus India considering another import tender to halt Urea pri...

Food and Ingredients
  • September 25, 2023

India Misses Urea Tender Target, Ammonia & Potash Remain Stable

Insight Focus India has not secured a large urea volume in the latest ...

Food and Ingredients
  • September 18, 2023

Potash Unchanged Whilst Urea & Ammonia Under Scrutiny

Insight Focus The global urea market is at a crossroads: India’s...

Food and Ingredients
  • September 11, 2023

Suspensions And Strikes Cause Urea Prices to Fluctuate

Insight Focus The Chinese government suspended CIQ inspections which a...

Food and Ingredients
  • September 4, 2023

An Overview Of Global Fertilizer Prices From East To West

Insight Focus Processed phosphate price increases coming to a halt. Po...

Food and Ingredients
  • August 28, 2023

Bearish Urea Outlook

Insight Focus Urea prices still falling after India tender. China incr...

Food and Ingredients
  • August 21, 2023

India Urea Tender Surprises Fertilize Market

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices increased across the board fo...

Food and Ingredients
  • August 14, 2023

Urea Values Fall After Indian Tender

Insight Focus Urea market spooked by lower prices on Indian tender. Pr...

Food and Ingredients
  • August 7, 2023

International Urea Prices See Flashes Of Bearishness

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices edged up on the back of tight...

Food and Ingredients
  • July 31, 2023

The Global Urea Market is on Fire

Insight Focus Early India urea tender announced. May book as much as 1...

Food and Ingredients
  • July 24, 2023

Global Urea Prices Keep Rising

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices are going up in the Americas ...

Food and Ingredients
  • July 17, 2023

Urea Prices Keep Going Up; Market Waits For China

Insight Focus Ammonia prices in europe saw a slight increase despite t...

Food and Ingredients
  • July 10, 2023

Urea Prices Are Gaining Upward Momentum

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices declining globally bar map in...

Food and Ingredients
  • July 3, 2023

Urea Prices Rise This Week

Insight Focus Urea prices are increasing on the back of lesser availab...

Food and Ingredients
  • June 26, 2023

Urea Prices Rebound

Insight Focus India buys less than expected at RCF urea tender. But Eg...

Food and Ingredients
  • June 19, 2023

India Urea Tender Disappoints on Volume

Insight Focus India buys less than 600,000 mt vs anticipated 800,000 m...

Food and Ingredients
  • June 12, 2023

Urea Prices to Struggle for Next Few Months

Insight Focus India’s urea tender on Monday could be concluded below...

Food and Ingredients
  • June 5, 2023

India Announces 800k Tonne Urea Tender

Insight Focus Urea prices remain under pressure with increased supplie...

Food and Ingredients
  • May 29, 2023

Urea Prices Keep On Falling On Low Demand In Europe, US And Brazil

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices keep falling across the board...

Food and Ingredients
  • May 22, 2023

Urea Prices Heading Sub USD 300 PMT FOB Middle East

Insight Focus Nola urea prices also fell this week. Potash prices in B...

  • May 15, 2023

Grim Outlook for Urea Prices

Insight Focus India unlikely to tender for Urea in May. Brazil off-sea...

  • May 8, 2023

US Urea Prices Take Severe Beating

Insight Focus US DAP prices also collapse with fall of USD 153/st Glob...

  • May 2, 2023

NOLA/US Urea Prices Reach 2023 Highs

Insight Focus Ammonia settlement for may delivery to tampa down anothe...

  • April 24, 2023

Urea Prices Again Under Pressure With The US Season Coming To A Halt

Insight Focus Processed phosphate prices keep on falling bar the US ma...

  • April 18, 2023

Urea Prices Rise at Last

Insight Focus Surge in NOLA urea leads to traders short covering in ot...

  • April 12, 2023

Urea Prices Continue Declining on the Back of Low Demand

Insight Focus DAP prices in India keep on falling. China expected to f...

  • April 3, 2023

Urea Prices Keep Going Down

Insight Focus Middle East Granular Urea Prices Now Firmly Below USD 30...

  • March 27, 2023

DAP Fertiliser Prices Keep Falling

Insight Focus India now bidding well below USD 600 CFR for new DAP arr...

  • March 20, 2023

Fallout From The India Urea Tender Continues

Insight Focus Lower urea prices across the board bar NOLA/US. Processe...

  • March 13, 2023

India’s Urea Tender A Big Disappointment To Producers

Insight Focus India only bought 1.1 million mt urea from total offers ...

  • March 6, 2023

India Urea Tender Sees Low Prices

Insight Focus India urea tender on March 3rd saw prices just above USD...

  • February 27, 2023

Urea Prices Stabilise After India Tender

Insight Focus Most of the market expects urea prices to keep falling o...

  • February 20, 2023

Fertiliser Prices Under Enormous Pressure

Insight Focus Urea prices continue to tumble. Some hope for Urea produ...

  • February 13, 2023

Global Urea Prices Keep on Tumbling

Insight Focus US/NOLA urea price now lowest since January 2021. Proces...

Grains Sugar
  • February 6, 2023

Urea and Ammonia Prices Keep Falling

Insight Focus Indonesian producers are expected to tender urea next we...

  • January 30, 2023

US/NOLA Urea Prices Reach a Two Year Low

Insight Focus Chinese urea exports fell sharply in 2022. OCP of Morocc...

  • January 23, 2023

Urea Prices Still Falling

Insight Focus Urea is hugely oversupplied globally. Producers are hold...

  • January 16, 2023

Urea Prices in Free-Fall

Insight Focus India’s delayed spot tender and low demand generally f...

  • January 9, 2023

Urea Prices Continue to Fall

Insight Focus India has delayed a spot tender for urea. Demand is also...

  • January 3, 2023

EU Suspends Fertiliser Import Tariffs For 6 Months

Insight Focus Tariffs on EU fertiliser imports scrapped for 6 months f...

  • December 19, 2022

Urea Prices Remain Under Severe Pressure

Insight Focus Small increase in North African FOB Urea levels from tra...

  • December 12, 2022

Urea Prices Struggle to Find Floor

Insight Focus Urea producers are lowering prices to encourage buyers w...

  • December 5, 2022

Global Fertiliser Prices Under Severe Pressure

Insight Focus Tampa ammonia price drops USD 120/tonne. US prices are n...

  • November 28, 2022

Global Fertiliser Prices Fall Across the Board

Insight Focus Chinese ammonia imports slumped 70% year on year. EU imp...

  • November 21, 2022

Russia to Introduce Fertilizer Export Duty

Insight Focus Duty thought to be for revenue-raising. No suggestion du...

  • November 14, 2022

Demand Destruction Hits Fertiliser Market

Insight Focus Urea, potash and processed phosphate prices are all fall...

  • November 8, 2022

Urea Prices Rebound as India Seeks to Buy

Insight Focus Egyptian urea prices rise by 14% in hours after India an...

  • October 28, 2022

Indian Tender Fails To Ignite The Urea Market

Opinions Focus Urea market stable despite large Indian tender. Lack of...

  • October 24, 2022

Ammonia Falls Alongside EU Natural Gas Prices

Opinions Focus EU spot natural gas prices have more than halved in the...

  • October 14, 2022

Ammonia Supply Ramps Up

Opinions Focus Ammonia production is resuming in Poland and Germany. T...

  • October 10, 2022

Processed Phosphate and Potash Prices Under Pressure

Opinions Focus Processed phosphate prices are falling across the board...

  • September 26, 2022

Little Demand Anywhere for Fertilizer

Opinions Focus Global potash and phosphate prices continue to fall. Br...

  • September 19, 2022

UN Deal To Resume Ukrainian Ammonia Exports

Insight Focus The UN is trying to broker a deal to resume ammonia expo...

  • September 7, 2022

Urea Prices Surge on EU Gas Crisis

Opinions Focus European fertilizer producers are cutting back capacity...

  • August 29, 2022

European Fertilizer Production Falls Due to High Gas Prices

Opinions Focus Yara is drastically cutting European fertilizer product...

  • August 23, 2022

Chinese H1 Fertiliser Exports Slashed by Govt Restrictions

Insight Focus Exports of most fertilisers dropped by around 60%. Chine...

  • August 11, 2022

US 2021/22 Urea Imports Surge on Output Drop, Production Switch

Opinion Focus High gas prices mean strong netbacks for urea exporters ...

  • July 27, 2022

Fertilizer Prices under Pressure from Plunging Sulphur Prices

Insight Focus High gas prices supporting European ammonia prices Chine...

  • July 19, 2022

Phosphates Buck Trend as Most Fertiliser Prices Fall with Demand

Insight Focus   Urea prices fall on lower-than-expected demand Po...

  • July 6, 2022

China Tightening Restrictions on Fertiliser Exports: Reports

Chinese government trying to cut domestic fertiliser prices by export ...

  • June 27, 2022

Russian Gas Supply Cuts Roil Fertiliser Market

Insight Focus OCI, Azomures cut ammonia ouput as gas prices soar Brazi...

  • June 16, 2022

Fertiliser Prices Expected to Fall over Next 30-60 Days

Insight Focus Bangladeshi phosphate tender result could herald Asian p...

Food and Ingredients Grains
  • June 6, 2022

Fertiliser Industry at Crossroads

Insight Focus Weak demand, demand destruction drag prices lower. Russi...

Ethanol Grains
  • May 24, 2022

High Fertiliser Prices Eating Into Demand

Insight Focus IFA sees 2022 fertiliser demand dropping Chinese, Russia...

Ethanol Grains
  • May 17, 2022

Fertilizer Prices Fall Across the Board

Insight Focus Prices fall at Indian urea tender Lack of demand, May/Ju...

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