FIS is one of only three brokers in this specialised market for futures in Nitrogen, DAP and Urea fertilizers, covering contracts in key US, Middle East and Chinese markets. Asia accounts for more than half the share of global nitrogen consumption, with China representing more than half of that share.

As the world’s population continues to grow, so too does food consumption and the demand for fertilizers. Fertilizer costs relative to total production costs of corn have averaged around 24% in recent years and varies between 6% for soybeans and 15% for wheat.

Fertilizer prices are highly cyclical and subject to volatility just like any other commodity, especially as they are closely correlated to natural gas prices.

FIS is targeting growth in Asia and in particular opportunities in China markets including arbitrage between CBOT and Dalian contracts.

Physical and financial grain brokerage has been identified as an opportunity for further development. There is a significant Black Sea and Asia trade that FIS has successfully captured on physical ship broking and more of our core business strengths can be extended to this sector, including cross-selling our existing fertilizer contracts.

FFAS

FFAS

FFAs offer owners, charterers and traders a means of protecting themselves against the inherent volatility of the freight market.
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Iron Ore

Iron Ore

Iron ore futures have emerged as the leading instrument for hedging and risk management for producers and consumers alike.
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Coking Coal

Coking Coal

Freight and iron ore options are used to provide a means of hedging that is closely related to physical positions.
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Steel & Scrap

Steel & Scrap

An indispensable building block of the global economy, changes in the steel market have driven demand for risk management.
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Base Metals & Premiums

Base Metals & Premiums

FIS has expanded its metals market coverage to include the most liquid copper and aluminium premium contracts on CME.
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Fuel Oil

Fuel Oil

Consumers, suppliers and traders can use Fuel Oil Futures to cheaply and simply fix the price of their future bunker fuel needs.
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Fertilizers

Fertilizers

Fertilizer Futures provide a risk management tool which can be traded standalone or combined with freight and other commodities.
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Physical Shipping

Physical Shipping

FIS offers a range of services for clients requiring a bespoke approach to their raw material and shipping requirements.
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