Senegal


Country Overview


Fertilizer Market


Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

OCTOBER 2017

Market Comments

In Senegal, sales of fertilizer have declined for groundnuts, cotton and cereals, except those for food crops which have sold well.

Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Band of the Niayes) – Vegetable growing area

In vegetable gardening areas (Dakar, Thiès), sales of NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 have increased, coinciding with the planting season. The fertilizer market is well stocked, and prices remained largely stable compared to last month.

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)

In the Groundnut Basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine), the market was characterized by a significant decrease in demand, almost all farmers had ordered their fertilizers in august. The few remaining orders for urea revolve around food crops. Prices remained stable in this area with slight decreases in each location. Demand is expected to continue falling as the rainy season comes to an end.

Valley of the river SENEGAL (Saint – Louis and Matam)

In the rice-growing area (the Vallée of the rivers, in the Saint-Louis region), the harvest period is approaching, hence orders for DAP (rice fertilizer) and NPK 10 10 20 are decreasing. Supply was good and prices remained stable.

Sales trend (Comparisons from September to October)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 13750 13750 13750 14000 14000 14000
Kaolack com 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 30000 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

SEPTEMBER 2017

Market Comments

In Senegal, rainfall has remained steady in all areas of production. Some cereals such as corn and millet are even maturing.

The fertilizer market was marked by a slight decrease in demand in the groundnut basin. This is reflected in a relative decrease in the level of sales in many stores in the Kaolack and Kaffrine regions (groundnut and cereal areas). This slight decline in demand is due to the fact that most farmers had already purchased their fertilizer during the month of July and the first fortnight of August.

The market should maintain its dynamism in the Niayes and Casamance areas where the state of the agricultural activities would still require the use of fertilizers.

Overall, the market is expected to decline in the coming months.

Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Band of the Niayes) – Vegetable growing area

In the Niayes area (market gardening area), NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for market gardening continue to be sold well. Prices remained stable mainly compared to last month.

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)

The market remained buoyant, even though the intensity has declined over the last few weeks. NPK 6 20 10, NPK 15 15 15, urea, NPK 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 were the most sold in this area. A slight decrease in prices was observed due to the slight decrease in demand.

In Casamance, South zone of Senegal (region of Ziguinchor, Sédhiou and Kolda)

In Casamance, demand remained strong; the transactions were dynamic. Prices remained stable compared to last month. The best-selling fertilizers were NPK 15 15 15 used for fertilizing rice in the south, NPK 10 10 20 and NPK 6 20 10.

Valley of the river SENEGAL (Saint – Louis and Matam)

In the northern part of Senegal (river valley, Saint – Louis area), which is a rice and vegetable growing area where the off-season crops are grown, the market is still lively. Sales of DAP and NPK 10-10-20 were up. Prices remained largely stable.

Sales trend (Comparisons from August to September)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales Trend

Price Trend 

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17
Dakar com 12000 12000 12500 13750 13750 13000 14000 14000
Kaolack com 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500
Saint- Louis com
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