Mali

Country Overview

Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

OCTOBER 2017

Market Comments

The fertilizer market in Mali has declined slightly in terms of trade intensity compared to last month. Overall, prices remained stable in local markets. Fertilizer demand has been met, apart from a few lagging farmers who remain active on the market.

On the other hand, consultations are ongoing between traders, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade over government’s decision to reduce the number of subsidized fertilizer suppliers. Traders have expressed fears of job losses and collapse of business as some traders solely deal in subsidized fertilizers.

Given that the cropping year is ending coupled with scarce rains, the market is projected to remain less active in the coming weeks.


Sales trend (Comparisons from September to October)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Bamako DAP

NPK 17 17 17 + 4S

Urea

 Koutiala DAP

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Niono DAP

NPK 15 15 15

Urea 46 0 0

Sikasso NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Dioïla NPK 15 15 15

Urea 46 0 0

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

DAP NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46%
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17
Bankass com 17500 17500 17500 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Bougouni com 20000 20000 20000 17500 17500 17500 14000 15250 15250
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Dioïla com 18000 18000 18000 13500 13500 13500 13000 13000 13000
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Kita com 20000 20000 20000 15000 15000 15000 16250 16250 16250
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Mopti com 17500 17500 17500 15000 15000 15000 12500 12500 12500
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Niono com 18000 18000 18000 16833 16875 16875 13000 13000 13000
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
San com 18000 18000 18000 16000 16000 16000 13500 13500 13500
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Segou com 17500 17500 17000 17000 13500 13500
sub 11000  11000 11000  11000 11000  11000
Sikasso com 17500 17500 17500 17000 15500 15500 13500 13667 13667
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000

SEPTEMBER 2017

Market Comments

The fertilizer market remained almost the same, with an increase in the sale of urea and NPK compared to last month. The rainfall was better and resulted in a better sale of fertilizer compared to past months.

Fertilizer prices remained stable, but due to government subsidy, there was a discrepancy in prices in parallel (black) markets.

Given the campaign’s progress and subsidies, fertilizer prices are not expected to change significantly before the end of subsidies. However, the use of fertilizers will be very heterogeneous in the coming weeks, as there is a real gap between productions depending on the area, type of crop and rainfall.


Sales trend (Comparisons from August to September)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Bamako DAP

NPK 17 17 17 + 4S

Urea

 Niono DAP

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Sikasso NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Dioïla NPK 15 15 15

Urea 46 0 0

 Koutiala DAP

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

DAP NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46%
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17
Bankass com 17500 17500 17500 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 15000
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Bougouni com 20000 20000 20000 15000 17500 17500 13000 14000 15250
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Dioïla com 18000 18000 18000 13500 13500 13500 13000 13000 13000
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Kita com 22500 20000 20000 15000 15000 15000 17500 16250 16250
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Mopti com 17500 17500 17500 15000 15000 15000 12500 12500 12500
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Niono com 18000 18000 18000 17500 16875 16875 13000 13000 13000
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
San com 18000 18000 18000 16000 16000 16000 13500 13500 13500
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Segou com 17500 17500 17000 17000 13500 13500
sub 11000  11000 11000  11000 11000  11000
Sikasso com 17500 17500 17500 16000 17000 15500 13000 13500 13667
sub 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000
Publications

Mali Fertilizer Statistics Overview 2015
2012 AFO CS UEMOA Burkina Cote dIvoire Mali Niger - document de travail ( 15-16 Mai Ouaga 2012) The Fertilizer Supply Chain in Mali            2016 AFO CIV BKN MLI SGL Rapport atelier GTTE_SONGON Final