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MARCH 2018

Market Comments

From February to early March, the general trend in sales volumes has continued to decline. In the coming months, the fertilizer market should become active because of the rains which has started.
In the northern region, some farmers are getting their plots ready for the cropping season while waiting for the rainy season. The implementation of cotton fertilizers for this campaign has started and continues in the OPA stores. For the last few months, fertilizer purchase prices have remained stable.
In the Southern region, retailers are affected by the low level of demands of the last 2 months which still on-going. In the absence of major demands, some retailers have been reluctant to launch new supplies and prefer to first release the old stocks from the past season. The rains have started to fall and should push a few farmers to get fertilizer for rice and maize cropping period.


Sales Trend (comparisons from February to March)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tieme NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/50 kg bag Type Jan -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Jan -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Jan -18 Feb -18 Mar -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 14250 14250 14250
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 15750 15750 15750
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14250 14250 14250
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

FEBRUARY 2018

Market Comments

Transactions remained minimal this month, very few movements were visible in fertilizer warehouses. Fertilizer stores and resellers still have residual stocks of fertilizer, which they have been selling in small quantities at the same price as last month.
In the northern region, with the drought fully established, only small amounts of fertilizer were absorbed by market gardening activities. In the lowlands, apart from market gardeners who have remained active, no other cultural activity requiring fertilizer has been visible in the field. Broadly, fertilizer prices remained stable.
On another note, the introduction of fertilizers for the next season of cotton production in progress should move the market in the coming months.
In the Southern region, the small cocoa marketing campaign has started, and some producers indicated that they have not made enough money this year in order to buy fertilizer. This was mainly due to the lower purchase price of cocoa (FCFA 700 / kg) compared to the previous season ( FCFA 1100/ kg). Other producers with little more comfortable have sourced in small quantities from resellers who still have large residual stock of NPK 0 23 19 to prepare the upcoming crop year.


Sales Trend (comparisons from January to February)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tieme NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/50 kg bag Type Dec -17 Jan -18 Feb -18 Dec -17 Jan -18 Feb -18 Dec -17 Jan -18 Feb -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 14250 14250 14250
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 15750 15750 15750
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14250 14250 14250
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 16000 15000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

JANUARY 2018

Market Comments

The fertilizer market has been idling.

Northern regions (cotton) and Eastern regions (food crops)

Few movements were visible in the stores. Retailers still have residual stocks of fertilizer in the rainy season, which sell for the same price as last month. The best-selling fertilizers are still the Urea NPK 15 15 15 cotton used by market gardeners who find them cheaper compared to fertilizers specific to market gardening. Given the dry season that has finally settled, trade should continue to fall.

South, East and South-West Regions (cocoa)

As in the past month, there has been a decrease in the intensity of trade among retailers. Rainfall has continued to be scarce, making fertilizer use on the plants less favorable. Fertilizer prices including cocoa fertilizer PK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO remained stable.


Sales Trend (comparisons from December to January)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tieme NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/50 kg bag Type Nov -17 Dec -17 Jan -18 Nov -17 Dec -17 Jan -18 Nov -17 Dec -17 Jan -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 14250 14250 14250
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 15750 15750 15750
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14250 14250 14250
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

DECEMBER 2017

Market Comments

The fertilizer market has slowed this month. Prices remained constant throughout the end of this year.

Northern regions (cotton) and Eastern regions (food crops)

In the North, the dry season has begun, characterized by the Harmattan. Producers are busily harvesting cotton and cereals, just like last month, trade continues to decline. A few NPK 15 15 15 and Urea purchases were made and cotton fertilizers resold by some farmers, who had urgent needs for money.

The level of trade should continue to fall in the coming weeks, as the dry season continues.

South, East and South-West Regions (cocoa)

In the South, last month’s intense trading, saw a slight decline among retailers. Rainfall has reduced, hence cocoa fertilizer application is less favorable at this time. However, prices of cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO remained stable.


Sales Trend (comparisons from November to December)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tieme NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/50 kg bag Type Oct-17 Nov -17 Dec -17 Oct-17 Nov -17 Dec -17 Oct-17 Nov -17 Dec -17
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 16250 14250 14250
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 16000 15750 15750
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 16000 15000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14750 14250 14250
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 16000 15000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 16000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

NOVEMBER 2017

Market Comments

The fertilizer market varied from one zone to another depending on the crop season.

 

Northern regions (cotton) and Eastern regions (food crops)

The rains stopped in the North since September. In some localities, grain farmers (maize and rice) who planted late during the season are worried of poor harvests due to the unexpected drought in the area. The absence of rain has resulted in some plants drying up before reaching maturity. However, the harvesting of cereal and cotton crops is expected to continue for the next two months. This is a period when fertilizer transactions are low, the planting of garden crops have led to a slight rise in orders of NPK (15 15 15; 12 22 22) and Urea.

 

South, East and South-West Regions (cocoa)

In the South, things have been different, rains continue to fall and cocoa farmers were very active on their plots. Retailers have experienced increases in purchases of cocoa fertilizer PK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO. However, they acknowledged that the dynamism of the past years at the same time was not at the rendezvous. This situation could be explained by a reduction of 400 FCFA from the price of cocoa of 700 FCFA/kg against 1100 FCFA / kg the previous season. This tariff cut of 36% could lead some producers to reduce the fertilizer rate applied to the crop.

Prices remained relatively stable across both zones.


Sales Trend (comparisons from October to November)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tiémé NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17
Abengourou com 14550 14550 14500 16250 16250 14250
Bouafle com 15000 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 15750
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 16000 16000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14750 14750 14250
Korhogo com 14500 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15500 15000 15000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 16000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

OCTOBER 2017

Market Comments

The Ivorian fertilizer market in October was characterized by a decrease in sales in most farming areas. Markets prices were mostly stable for all formulas.

Northern regions (cotton) and Eastern regions (food crops)

In the North, cotton farms have already been supplied, with mostly bottom fertilizer (NPK 15 15 15). There is little demand for urea, due to  delays at the beginning of the season by some farmers who continue to buy in smaller quantities. On the other hand, there is a slight increase in the demand for specific fertilizers, as seedlings of cotton have begun sprouting.

Sales of NPK 15 15 15 and urea are expected to continue declining over the next 4 weeks, while demand for fertilizer used for food crops is expected to increase as the planting season  begins and is expected to peak next month.

South, East and South-West Regions (cocoa)

In the south, sales of cocoa fertilizers remained low. The decline in cocoa farm gate prices and reduced producer earnings is curbing the enthusiasm of farmers who had begun to source NPK 0 23 19 fertilizer from dealers. Retailers believe that the beginning of this cropping year wass more difficult than the previous one, as they claim to have sold less fertilizer this year.

Favorable fertilizer supply combined with regular and intense rains in recent times is expected to push farmers to buy more fertilizer. Despite the fall in cocoa prices, an increase  in cocoa fertilizer sales is expected for the coming month.

Prices remained stable across all markets in both regions.


Sales Trend (comparisons from September to October)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercia)

Sales trend

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tiémé NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/50 kg bag Type Aug -17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug -17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug -17 Sep-17 Oct-17
Abengourou com 14550 14550 145500 16250 16250 16250
Bouafle com 15000 15500 15000 15000 16000 16000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 16000 16000 16000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14750 14750 14750
Korhogo com 14000 14500 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 16000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15500 15500 15000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 16000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

SEPTEMBER 2017

Market Comments

The fertilizer market is dynamic and timid, depending on the farming area. This is due to the disparity in rainfall and the unexpected drop in cocoa prices. Fertilizer prices have remained unchanged compared to last month for all formulas and generally in all farming areas.

However globally, fertilizer dealers revealed that this season has been more difficult for them due to the low turnover compared to the past.

The general trend of sales has been on the rise for urea, NPK 15-15-15 and NPK 12-22-22.

Northern regions (cotton) and Eastern regions (food crops)

In the northern zone, where rains delayed compared to last year, farmers are still active in the fertilizer markets. Prices remained broadly stable throughout the area.

With crop advancement, the majority of fertilizer purchases are directed towards urea. However, some lagging farmers are still purchasing NPKs.

South, East and South-West Regions (cocoa)

In the South, the market is rather slow. According to the dealers active in the zone, this is due to the unexpected decline in Cocoa prices in the countryside, which reduces farmers’ incomes. Secondly the period coincides with the intercropping of cocoa crops. As a result, Cocoa fertilizers are timidly sold compared to cereal fertilizers contrary to last month’s forecast.


Sales Trend (comparisons from August to September)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Abengourou NPK 0 23 19

Urea

San Pedro NPK 0 23 19

NPK 12 22 22

Urea

Soubre NPK 0 23 19

Urea

Tieme NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Touba NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 0 23 19 + 10CaO + 6.5S + 5MgO
FCFA/50 kg bag Type July-17 Aug -17 Sep -17 July-17 Aug -17 Sep -17 July-17 Aug -17 Sep -17
Abengourou com 14500 14550 14550 16250 16250 16250
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15000 15000 16000 16000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 16000 16000 16000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14750 14750 14750
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14500
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 16000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15500 15500 15500
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 16000 16000 16000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000
Publications

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