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Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

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NOVEMBER 2018

Market Comments

The fertilizer market has been slow in the North and moderately active in the South.
Fertilizer demand in Côte d’Ivoire is strongly linked to export crops, notably Cocoa and Cotton. However, this demand has decreased in the last two years. As for prices, they remained generally stable. In addition, fertilizer prices on the international market are increasing, which should affect the prices paid by farmers in 2019. Given the international and local market conditions (low commodity prices, increase FOB fertilizer prices, low demand for fertilizer in unstructured value chains, especially food crops), fertilizer demand will probably continue to decrease in the coming year if decisive action is not taken in the short and medium term.
In the North, the dry season is well established with the rains stop and does not allow a fertilizer now. Purchases are rare outside a few exchanges made by market Vegetables. Cotton farmers, just like Cereals, are in full harvest.
In the South, rains continue to fall and with the start of the cocoa marketing season, farmers who have liquidity are active in fertilizer shops. The best-selling fertilizers in this zone were cocoa fertilizers NPK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10Cao.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18
Abengourou com 14000 14000 14000 13000 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15000 15000 15000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 14000 14000 14000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 13000 13000 13000
Korhogo com 16000 16000 16000
San Pedro com 13000 13000 13000 14500 14500 14500
Soubre com 13500 13500 13500 14000 14000 14000
Tieme com 13500 13500 13500 13500 13500 13500
Touba com 14500 14500 14500 14500 14000 14000

OCTOBER 2018

Market Comments

The fertilizer market is losing momentum in all production areas.
In the North, With the end of the growing season and the crop preparation phase, fertilizer transactions between retailers are becoming scarce. However, market gardeners are busy entering the scene for the establishment of nurseries and have begun to visit fertilizer warehouses to purchase. But compared to the cropping season, transactions during this period are very insignificant.
In the South, the 2018/19 cocoa campaign started with a cocoa farm price of FCFA 750 per kilo, with an increase of FCFA 50 compared to 2017/18 (FCFA 700). Cocoa farmers are preparing to fertilize their plants. This should boost fertilizer purchases in this area after a period of lull. The rains are very intense in this zone, thus favor fertilizers usage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 -18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Oct -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Oct -18
Abengourou com 14000 14000 14000 13000 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15000 15000 15000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 14000 14000 14000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 13000 13000 13000
Korhogo com 16000 16000 16000
San Pedro com 13000 13000 13000 14500 14500 14500
Soubre com 13500 13500 13500 14000 14000 14000
Tieme com 13500 13500 13500 13500 13500 13500
Touba com 14500 14500 14500 14000 14500 14000

SEPTEMBER 2018

Market Comments
The fertilizer market slowed with stable prices compared to last month.
In the North, the growing season gradually goes towards the end, and during this period most growers have already applied fertilizer to their crops. However, late growers continue to be present in the fertilizer market, particularly for the purchase of urea.
In the south, harvests are still on-going and cereal producers have been barely visible in fertilizer stores. In this month, there still rainfall in the region especially in the South West. In the coming weeks, the fertilizer market is expected to revive with the launching of the cocoa campaign and the need of rice farmers who invest in the second cycle.


Sales Trend (comparisons from July to August)

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 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18
Abengourou com 14000 14000 14000 13000 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15000 15000 15000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 14000 14000 14000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 13000 13000 13000
Korhogo com 16000 16000 16000
San Pedro com 14000 13000 13000 14000 14500 14500
Soubre com 14000 13500 13500 14000 14000 14000
Tieme com 15000 13500 13500 15000 13500 13500
Touba com 15500 14500 14500 14000 14000 14000

AUGUST 2018

Market Comments
In the North, the fertilizer market was very dynamic, while in the South, it slowed down.
In the North, rains fall regularly and this is the right time for fertilizer input on cereals and cotton. Producers have been very active in fertilizer warehouses for their annual needs. Retailers stocked enough in order to meet the high demand in this period.
Compared to last month, fertilizer stores prices have reduced in this month. NPK and urea prices reduced about FCFA 500 and FCFA 1000 / 50 kg bag depending on retailers and locations. This can be partially be explained by the fact that cotton fertilizer are sold at low prices.
In the South, characterized by two growing seasons, the first harvests of maize and rice have started. Given the progress of cereal crops, the few demands are made by late producers and those who invest fully in the second cycle. In this period, demand has fallen sharply, and retailers are waiting for the month of September to restart buying cocoa fertilizer.


Sales Trend (comparisons from July to August)

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 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18
Abengourou com 14500 14000 14000 13000 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15500 15000 15000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000 14000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 14000 14000 14000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 13000 13000 13000
Korhogo com 14000 16000 16000
San Pedro com 14000 14000 13000 14000 14000 14500
Soubre com 14000 14000 13500 14000 14000 14000
Tieme com 15000 15000 13500 15000 15000 13500
Touba com 15500 15500 14500 14000 14000 14000

JULY 2018

Market Comments
The cropping season has effectively started, and producers have been very active in fertilizer shops. Fertilizers used for cereals, cotton fertilizers and urea have been heavily demanded. Prices remained relatively stable with slight variations depending on the type of fertilizer and the retailer.
In the North, cotton fertilizers also used on cereals were the best commodities because they cost less than the specific cereals fertilizers. On the other hand, Market gardening orders which strongly activated the market during the offseason, decreased.
In the South, the demand for cereal fertilizers NPK 15 15 15, NPK 12 22 22 and urea increased slightly at this time compared to cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO.


Sales Trend (comparisons from June to July)

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 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14000 13000 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15000 15000 14000 14000 15000 14000 14000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 14000 14000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 13000 13000 13000
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 14000 14000 15000 14000 14000
Soubre com 16000 14000 14000 14500 14000 14000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 14000 14000

JUNE 2018

Market Comments
Fertilizer market remained same as last month. There was a slight increase in transactions in the South, while in the North transactions were slow.

In the North, maintenance of crop lands, which began in mid-April, continued. The rains continued to fall and led some foresighted producers to stock up on fertilizer in the shops. Retailers who have old stocks, slowly sell them at the same price as the past season and hope to apply the new prices when these stocks run out and new stocks come into the warehouse. Fertilizer sales have slowed down in shops, while at the level of cotton companies, it is still the introduction of inputs into producer organizations. Distribution of cotton fertilizer to producers should begin as soon as the plots of cotton are set up.

In the South, cropping season started with the introduction of maize, rice and the supply of cocoa fertilizer. Retailers increased their sales with a demand that began to grow. Producers are increasingly present in fertilizer warehouses. Indeed, the small cocoa buying campaign has allowed farmers have cash to buy fertilizers. Fertilizer prices have dropped this season. This situation could be explained by the following:
• The price reduction appears as a strategy to encourage demand, and to face the competition of fertilizers fraudulently imported from neighboring countries in Côte d’Ivoire which are sold at cheaper prices.
• The reduction of fertilizer supply cost on large orders.

Thus, it was noted that the Nitrabor came down from 8,000 to 7,000 FCFA / 25 kg bag and the cocoa fertilizer, the NPK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO went from 16000 FCFA / bag to 13000 FCFA / bag of 50 Kg.


Sales Trend (comparisons from May to June)

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 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 13000 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 14000 15000 15000 14000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 14000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 13000 13000 13000
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 14000 15000 15000 14000
Soubre com 16000 16000 14000 14500 14500 14000
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 14000

MAY 2018

Market Comments
Fertilizer market remained same as last month. There was a slight increase in transactions in the South, while in the North transactions were slow.

In the North, maintenance of crop lands, which began in mid-April, continued. The rains continued to fall and led some foresighted producers to stock up on fertilizer in the shops. Retailers who have old stocks, slowly sell them at the same price as the past season and hope to apply the new prices when these stocks run out and new stocks come into the warehouse. Fertilizer sales have slowed down in shops, while at the level of cotton companies, it is still the introduction of inputs into producer organizations. Distribution of cotton fertilizer to producers should begin as soon as the plots of cotton are set up.

In the South, cropping season started with the introduction of maize, rice and the supply of cocoa fertilizer. Retailers increased their sales with a demand that began to grow. Producers are increasingly present in fertilizer warehouses. Indeed, the small cocoa buying campaign has allowed farmers have cash to buy fertilizers. Fertilizer prices have dropped this season. This situation could be explained by the following:
• The price reduction appears as a strategy to encourage demand, and to face the competition of fertilizers fraudulently imported from neighboring countries in Côte d’Ivoire which are sold at cheaper prices.
• The reduction of fertilizer supply cost on large orders.

Thus, it was noted that the Nitrabor came down from 8,000 to 7,000 FCFA / 25 kg bag and the cocoa fertilizer, the NPK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO went from 16000 FCFA / bag to 13000 FCFA / bag of 50 Kg.


Sales Trend (comparisons from April to May)

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 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 14250 13000 13000
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 15750 15000 15000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14250 13000 13000
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15000 14500 14500
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

APRIL 2018

Market Comments

In the south last month, the fertilizer market was activated with a slight increase in demand for cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19. In the north, the market has remained idle.
In the northern region, Fertilizer sales have slowed down, pending the beginning of the cropping season (end of May). Preparations for the upcoming season which began in early March, continued, with a focus on cashew harvest. Some savvy producers, have invested the money from the sale of their cashew and market gardening, directly in fertilizer to anticipate the next campaign. Although there were small purchases in the fertilizer stores, retailers remained cautious. They still hold old stocks and are waiting to release them before launching new orders. The early rains, which have started to fall since mid-March, are expected to moderately urea market, NPK 12 22 22 and other formulations used in cereal production. In the cotton sector, cotton structures continued to implement fertilizer allocations in cooperatives. Fertilizer prices remained relatively stable.
In the Southern region, the small cocoa buying campaign started with the purchase price to producers at 700 FCFA / kg. The rains are also intensifying in this zone as well as the fertilization of cocoa trees. At fertilizer warehouses level, it is the gradual resumption of transactions after a long period of scarcity. The market has to be more and more for retailers who have not yet launched their orders to do so. This month, there was a decline in fertilizer prices the average compare to last month especially for Cocoa fertilizer, NPK 0 23 19 + 6.5S + 5MgO + 10CaO which went down from FCFA 15000 to FCFA 145000 / 50Kg the bag (Soubré), from 15750 to 15000 FCFA / 50kg bag (Bouaflé) according to retailers.


Sales Trend (comparisons from March to April)

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 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18
Abengourou com 14500 14500 14500 14250 14250 13000
Bouafle com 15500 15500 15500 15000 15000 15000 15750 15750 15000
Daloa com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Gagnoa com 16500 16500 16500 14250 14250 13000
Korhogo com 14000 14000 14000
San Pedro com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Soubre com 16000 16000 16000 15000 15000 14500
Tieme com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Touba com 15500 15500 15500 16000 16000 16000

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

CIV Fertilizer Statistics Overview 2015    2016 AFO CIV BKN MLI SGL Rapport atelier GTTE_SONGON Final   FUBC Cote d'Ivoire final report 2015  West Africa Fertilizer Report Cote d'Ivoire 2013