The EU fertiliser market looks set for further consolidation as CF Industries, the US-based global nitrogen producer, this week confirmed it is in talks with OCI, the Dutch-based nitrogen producer, regarding a potential merger.

CF Industries didn’t provide any details on a potential deal and said it doesn’t plan to comment further at this stage. CF Industries manufactures nitrogen in the United States and Canada and currently manufactures 6.7m tonnes of nitrogen nutrients per year and has ambitions to grow this by 25% by 2017.