Burkina Faso

Country Overview

Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

JUNE 2018

Market Comments 
As the previous month, the fertilizer market was very active between wholesalers and agro dealers. Since end of May, some retailers express their needs for suppliers to stock up. Others however, are still waiting to appreciate the dynamism of the market and the rate of fertilizers price at the opening of the wet season.

Overall, prices observed during this period remained within April price range. According to the sellers surveyed and localities, retail prices for the 50 kg bag ranged from:

– 16,500 to 18,500 FCFA for the NPK 14 23 14;
– CFAF 15,000 to CFAF 16,500 for NPK 23 10 05;
– 12,000 to 15,000 FCFA urea;
– 14,000 to 16,500 FCFA for the NPK 14 18 18 formula;
– 16,500 to 17,000 FCFA for the NPK 15 15 15.


Sales trend (Comparisons from May to June)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18
Bobo Dioulasso com 12500 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub       12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 17000 17000 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17000 17000 17000 12500 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 15000 15000 15000 18000 18000 18000
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000  12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Ziniare com 17500 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

MAY 2018

Market Comments 
Fertilizer sale remained low, with no large transactions between retailers and agricultural producers, while for importers and wholesalers, it was active. Some retailers have begun to express their needs to importers and wholesalers. Importers prepared and / or continued deliveries of quantities of fertilizer allocated in the tenders of the Ministry of Agriculture and the cotton companies. It should be noted that the transfer prices of cotton fertilizers for 2018/2019 campaign are set at 15,000 FCFA (credit price) for the 50 kg bag of urea and NPK complex fertilizer.


Sales trend (Comparisons from April to May)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18
Bobo Dioulasso com 12500 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub       12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 17000 17000 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17000 17000 17000 12500 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 15000 15000 15000 18000 18000 18000
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000  12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Ziniare com 17500 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

APRIL 2018

Market Comments 

In terms of transaction volumes, the market remained almost stable. Water available for market gardening and dry season cereal production in reservoirs has been decreasing over the course of the days and therefore has limited fertilizer market transactions. Prices and stocks did not change much from the agro dealers surveyed. The price of 50 kg bag of NPK 15 15 15 goes from 15500 (Ouagadougou) to 17 000 FCFA (in Kaya). Urea price is from FCFA 12,000 / bag of 50 kg (Koupéla) to FCFA 15,000 (Kongoussi). The NPK 14 23 14 formula maintains its minimum price of 17,000 (Dédougou) and its maximum at 18,500 FCFA (Koupéla).


Sales trend (Comparisons from March to April)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18
Bobo Dioulasso com 12500 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub       12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 17000 17000 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17000 17000 17000 12500 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 15000 15000 15000 18000 18000 18000
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000  12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Ziniare com 17500 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

MARCH 2018

Market Comments 

In terms of transaction volumes, the market remained almost stable. Water available for market gardening and dry season cereal production in reservoirs has been decreasing over the course of the days and therefore has limited fertilizer market transactions. Prices and stocks did not change much from the agro dealers surveyed. The price of 50 kg bag of NPK 15 15 15 goes from 15500 (Ouagadougou) to 17 000 FCFA (in Kaya). Urea price is from FCFA 12,000 / bag of 50 kg (Koupéla) to FCFA 15,000 (Kongoussi). The NPK 14 23 14 formula maintains its minimum price of 17,000 (Dédougou) and its maximum at 18,500 FCFA (Koupéla).


Sales trend (Comparisons from February to March)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Jan -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Jan -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Jan -18 Feb -18 Mar -18
Bobo Dioulasso com 15000 12500 12500 17000 18000 18000
sub       12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 17000 17000 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17500 17000 17000 15000 12500 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 14000 15000 15000 18000 18000
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000  12000 12000 12000  12000 12000
Ziniare com 17250 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

FEBRUARY 2018

Market Comments 

The fertilizer market recorded a few more volumes transactions compared to last month. These volumes were driven by the effective implementation of market gardening activities in the dry season. Thus, many agro dealers interviewed were able to renew their stock. And following sources of supply and logistical costs, prices went up or down for one formula or formula to another. The bag of 50kg of NPK 15 15 15 was sold between FCFA 15500 (Ouagadougou) and FCFA 17 000 (in Kaya) the 50 kg bag. Urea ranged from FCFA 12,000 (Koupela) to FCFA 15,000 (Kongoussi). The NPK 14 23 14 formula maintained a minimum price of FCFA 17,000 (Dédougou) and a maximum of FCFA 18,500 (Koupéla).
Broadly, agro dealers are worried about the market for the next two months because rainfall as a whole was not abundant during the wet season. As a result, the problem of availability of water in dams and vegetable sites is beginning to arise. The dry season can be very short and therefore the fertilizer market which could stagnate earlier than expected by the resellers.


Sales trend (Comparisons from January to February)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Dec -17 Jan -18 Feb -18 Dec -17 Jan -18 Feb -18 Dec -17 Jan -18 Feb -18
Bobo Dioulasso com 15000 15000 12500 17000 17000 18000
sub     12000  12000 12000 12000   12000  12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 17000 17000 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17500 17500 17000 15000 15000 12500 18000 18000 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 14000 14000 15000 18000
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000   12000  12000 12000   12000  12000
Ziniare com 17250 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

JANUARY 2018

Market Comments 

The fertilizer market, like the previous month, remained sluggish, with less and less transaction volumes. The few quantities traded are mainly taken by vegetable producers during the growing season. Almost all the agro dealers interviewed have not yet renewed their stock since the end of the rains. The old stock of fertilizers includes compound fertilizers (such as NPK 15 15 15 sold at 16 000 FCFA / 50kg in Orodara, NPK 14 23 14 to 17 000 FCFA / 50Kg in Dédougou) and Urea sold at 14 000 FCFA / 50kg bag in Ziniaré. Overall, prices remained unchanged during the period.


Sales trend (Comparisons from December to January)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Nov -17 Dec -17 Jan -18 Nov -17 Dec -17 Jan -18 Nov -17 Dec -17 Jan -18
Bobo Dioulasso com 16000 15000 15000 15000 17000 17000 17000
sub 12000      12000  12000 12000 12000   12000  12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 16500 17000 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17500 17500 17500 13000 15000 15000 17500 18000 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 17500
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000   12000  12000 12000   12000  12000
Ziniare com 17250 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

DECEMBER 2017

Market Comments 

Activities in the fertilizer market has declined due to the upcoming dry season. Transactions have dropped significantly for all commercialized fertilizer. However, some agro dealers have recorded demands for NPK 15 15 15 and Urea used on vegetable crops.

Most prices remained stable, with price differing from one region to another. This was the case for Urea, which sold at 14,000 FCFA / 50kg bag in Dédougou, compared to 16,000 FCFA in Yako. In Orodara, the NPK 15 15 15 was sold at 16,000 FCFA, whiles it sold for 18,000 FCFA in Yako. For NPK 14 23 14, there was a difference of 1500 FCFA between the price of Dédougou (17,000 FCFA) against that of Koupéla (18,500 FCFA).


Sales trend (Comparisons from November to December)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Oct -17 Nov -17 Dec -17 Oct -17 Nov -17 Dec -17 Oct -17 Nov -17 Dec -17
Bobo Dioulasso com 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000 17000 17000 17000
sub 12000   12000   12000   12000  12000 12000   12000  12000
Dedougou com 14000 14000 14000 16500 16500 17000
sub        12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17500 17500 17500 13000 13000 15000 17500 17500 18000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500
Koupela com 12000 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub      12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 14000 14000 14000 17500 17500 17500
sub       12000   12000  12000 12000   12000  12000
Ziniare com 17250 17500 17500 14000 14000 14000 18000 18000 18000

NOVEMBER 2017

Market Comments 

The fertilizer market experienced a decline in transactions between agro dealers and farmers. Most farms have applied the last doses of fertilizer (Urea) for the season since September.

Fertilizer demands were mainly for NPK 15 15 15, NPK 14 23 14 and Urea, used for grain plants throughout the country. This was the case for the Boucle du Mouhoun and Cascades regions, which experienced less rains, so stunted grain plants benefited from fertilizer infusion. Comparing sales by product, NPK formulas (15 15 15, 14 23 14) and Urea 46% were the most sold this month.

Demand has fallen, but prices have remained the same as in the previous month because the old stocks remain in the shops. The minimum price of urea is 12,000 FCFA / 50kg bag in Yako, Ouahigouya and Koupela. The maximum price for the same formula is 17,000 FCFA / 50kg in Bobo-Dioulasso. For the NPK 15 15 15, the 50kg bag prices varies from 16,000 FCFA to 18,000 FCFA. For NPK 14 23 14, prices range from 16,500 FCFA (Houndé, Dédougou) to 19,000 FCFA (Bobo-Dioulasso).


Sales trend (Comparisons from October to November)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Sep -17 Oct -17 Nov -17 Sep -17 Oct -17 Nov -17 Sep -17 Oct -17 Nov -17
Bobo Dioulasso com 16000 16000 15000 15000 17000 17000
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Dedougou com  17000 16000 14000 14000 17000 16500 16500
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kaya com 17500 17500 17500 15500 13000 13000 18000 17500 17500
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Kongoussi com 17500 17500 14000 14000 17500 17500
Koupela com 17500 14500 12000 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub 12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Leo com 12500 12000 14000 14000 17500 17500
sub  12000  12000  12000  12000  12000
Ziniare com 17250 17250 17500 15000 14000 14000 18500 18000 18000

OCTOBER 2017

Market Comments 

In Burkina Faso, the fertilizer market remained dynamic in terms of transactions for agro-dealers. The general trend of sales has been on the rise for most formulas such as NPK 15 15 15, NPK 14 23 14, and Urea.

Subsidized fertilizers such as NPK 15 15 15, NPK 14 23 14 and Urea were sold at a fixed price of 12 000 FCFA per 50 kg bag, unlike commercial fertilizers whose prices varied according to the cost of supplying certain formulas. In Koupèla, the low procurement costs resulted in a decrease of 2,500 FCFA in Urea minimum price (14,500 FCFA compared to 12,000 FCFA in October). The price of NPK 14 23 14 decreased by 1000 FCFA in Kaya (from 18000 FCFA to 17 000 FCFA).

With sales expected to decrease at the end of the rainy season in the coming weeks, retailers are hoping for good market crop to boost their revenues.


Sales trend (Comparisons from September to October)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Aug-17 Sep -17 Oct -17 Aug-17 Sep -17 Oct -17 Aug-17 Sep -17 Oct -17
Bobo Dioulasso com 16000 15000 17000
sub     12000     12000     12000
Dedougou com 17000  17000 16000 16000 14000 16000 17000 16500
sub 12000 12000   12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000
Kaya com 17500 17500 17500 15500 15500 13000 18000 18000 17500
sub 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000
Kongoussi com 17500 14000 17500
Koupela com 17500 17500 14500 14500 12000 18500 18500 18500
sub 12000 12000   12000 12000 12000 12000 12000  12000
Leo com 12500 12500 12000 12000 14000 17500
sub   12000       12000     12000
Ziniare com 17250 17250 17250 15000 15000 14000 18000 18500 18000

SEPTEMBER 2017

Market Comments 

Thanks to the improved rainfall, the fertilizer market remained dynamic in terms of transactions during August. On the value chain, movements have been as much between wholesalers and retailers as between retailers and farmers.

Overall, prices remained stable in the majority. Compared to last year, the minimum prices for certain imported formulas, namely NPK (15 15 15, 14 23 14, 20 10 10) and urea 46%, are particularly low this year in certain markets (12 500 and 12 000 FCFA / 50 kg respectively) such as Leo and Koupèla. While these prices are the delight of agricultural producers, they nevertheless play a mistrust on the quality of fertilizers sold at such relatively low prices.


Sales trend (Comparisons from August to September)

Towns

Fertilizer (commerciel)

Sales trend

Price trend

Dedougou NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Kaya NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

Koupela NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 Leo Urea

Ziniare NPK 15 15 15

NPK 14 23 14

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 14 23 14
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type July-17 Aug -17 Sep -17 July-17 Aug -17 Sep -17 July-17 Aug -17 Sep -17
Bobo Dioulasso com  18000 15750 18000 17000
sub  12000     12000    12000    12000
Dedougou com 17500  17000 17000 17000 16000 16000 17500 16000 17000
sub 12000 12000 12000  12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000
Kaya com 18000 17500 17500 17500 15500 15333 18000 18000 18000
sub 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000
Kongoussi com
Koupela com 18500 17500 17500 14500 14500 18500 18500 18500
sub 12000 12000 12000  12000 12000 12000 12000  12000
Leo com 12500 12500 12000 12000
sub   12000         
Ziniare com 14500 17250 15000 14500 18000
Publications

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