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Mark Astley is responsible for researching and writing IHS Markit's weekly current information report on the ammonia market. He also contributes to and oversees publication of the bi-weekly European fertilizer report.
Mark joined Fertecon, acquired by IHS Markit in 2019, in October 2016 and since then his main area of focus has been nitrogen, covering the nitrates fertilizer market for four years and contributing regularly to urea market coverage before assuming editorship of the weekly ammonia report.
After graduating with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Staffordshire University and prior to joining Fertecon, Mark worked as editor of a dairy industry news website and as a deputy section editor at a leading British agriculture magazine.