North American ammonia capacity will double by 2019 – if every project now in development becomes operational.
This scenario would see capacity growing to 35.21 million metric tons per year in 2019, from 17.65 million mtpy in 2011.
This won’t happen, of course, because not every project will get financed.
What will happen is this: 5.67 million metric tons of ammonia will come online by 2019. This is the minimum capacity expansion we can expect.