Country Overview

Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

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AUGUST 2019

Market Comments

The growing season is well established in the North, and NPK fertilizers and urea used for cereals and cotton are on high demand; while the South is marked by fine and irregular rain, and cocoa fertilizers are less on demand in the market. The trend in price developments is to stable.
In the North: The farming season is on the heels of the small drought especially in June which has delayed crop establishment. Despite the delay, plowing and sowing activities have continued, while for the most advanced, NPK fertilizers are applied to cereal plants that are in the emergence phase. In the case of cotton, farmers who received their fertilizer have started to apply the fertilizers to their fields. Cotton manufacturers reportedly made additional orders for NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer and urea for late-season cotton growers.
In the South: The rains have decreased in intensity, the farmers of cereal crops and other food crops patronize fertilizer shops. In the shops monitored, NPK 12-22-22 fertilizers used by grain and food farmers were the once with the highest sales. The trend in fertilizer sales for cereals is up, that of cocoa is still tentatively average and should resume from September. The demand for cocoa fertilizer in this season is expected to be higher than the agricultural seasons of the past two years, given the good indicators that are coming out, particularly the purchase price of cocoa, which will increase in the coming weeks.

 

 

 


JUNE 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market is improving in the North with the commencement of the rains and the beginning of the growing season. In the south, the intensity of trade in cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 is decreasing, as the first favorable period of fertilizer application is almost complete. The general trend of price developments is stability.
In the North, cotton groups have set up fertilizer allocations for cooperatives that are currently distributing the NPK fertilizer. However, the current drought has resulted in a slight delay in planting timing for both cotton and cereal farmers. As a result, fertilizer input has been slowed down on cereals, especially maize.
In the South, cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 is less common in the market as the first fertilizer application period is over. Transactions for cocoa fertilizer are expected to resume between August and September. While cocoa fertilizer trade is declining in intensity, urea and NPK 12 22 22 used on cereals have had a slight success at the beginning of the rainy season.

 

 

 


JULY 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market is active both in the North Zone and the South Zone, due to the rainy season that has established . But it is marked by a drought in the North, which has delayed the growth of crops.
In the North, cotton producers received their fertilizer supply of NPK 15 15 15 and urea. The prices offered by cotton producers to farmers are 13950 FCFA paid in cash and 14450 FCFA on credit for the 50kg bag of NPK. For the bag of 50kg of urea, it is necessary to pay 13800 FCFA in cash and 14300 FCFA on credit. In the agro-dealer stores, fertilizer purchases are moderate for cereals and other crops, due to the decrease in the cashew nut that has reduced the farmers income.
In the south, rains have increased, and farmers are increasingly present in fertilizer stores to meet the fertilizer needs of their plantations. While cocoa fertilizer trade is declining in intensity, urea and NPKs on cereals have been slightly successful. Transactions for cocoa fertilizer are expected to resume between August and September during the cocoa growing season.

 

 

 


JUNE 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market is improving in the North with the commencement of the rains and the beginning of the growing season. In the south, the intensity of trade in cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 is decreasing, as the first favorable period of fertilizer application is almost complete. The general trend of price developments is stability.
In the North, cotton groups have set up fertilizer allocations for cooperatives that are currently distributing the NPK fertilizer. However, the current drought has resulted in a slight delay in planting timing for both cotton and cereal farmers. As a result, fertilizer input has been slowed down on cereals, especially maize.
In the South, cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 is less common in the market as the first fertilizer application period is over. Transactions for cocoa fertilizer are expected to resume between August and September. While cocoa fertilizer trade is declining in intensity, urea and NPK 12 22 22 used on cereals have had a slight success at the beginning of the rainy season.

 

 

 


MAY 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market was very active with an increase in demand for cocoa fertilizer NPK 0 23 19 in the South, while in the North, sales remained low. The general trend of price developments is stability.
In the North, the growing season haven’t fully commenced even tjough there where some early rains recorded in places. The parcel maintenance, which began in early April, continues. Fertilizer sales are made are low in volumes, drawn by certain foresighted grain producers and especially by the garden crop producers. At the cotton company level, the introduction of inputs continued. Seeding of cotton should start in early June if the rains are good. This year, the government has made a strong gesture in favor of cotton producers, setting the purchase price of cotton at CFAF 300 / kg for the 2019-2020 season, i.e 35 FCFA more than that of 2018-2019 ( 265 FCFA). This gesture reflects the government’s desire not to slow down the good momentum of the 2017-2018 season, against a backdrop of a significant decline in cotton prices on the international market.
In the South, as usual, the arrival of the first rains has led to a strong demand for cocoa fertilizers. Farmers are getting closer and closer to the input supply stores in order to be able to carry out the various treatments needed on their plantations, With the aim of improving their productions in the short term. This favorable situation for the fertilizer market could be explained by the rising price of cocoa (750 FCFA / kg or 50 FCFA more than the previous season (+ 7%)). Fertilizer warehouses were quick to stock up to respond favorably to demand and avoid being out of stock. Also, with the intensifying rains, and the beginning of the sowing of cereal crops (rice, corn), transactions for the purchase of fertilizer would continue to grow in the coming weeks.

 

 

 


APRIL 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market has been marked by two trends. That is, a rise in sales in the South and low sales in the North which has registered few transactions.
In the North, the sale of fertilizers have been low, as they await for the cropping season to start. Therefore, they are less active in purchasing fertilizers in the shops. Also Cotton companies have started to set up inputs distribution. The actual distribution to farmer should start as soon as the cotton field are ready in May-June if it rains abundantly.
In the South, Agro dealers increased their sales. Indeed, the demand for the cocoa fertilizer, NPK 0-23-19 + 6.5 S + 5MgO + 10CaO was increasing. The start of small cocoa commercialization season combined with rainfalls, are making the farmers purchase fertilizers, and the prices remained stable. The NPK 0-23-19 + 6.5 S + 5MgO + 10CaO still sells at 14,000FCFA per 50Kg bag . Urea prices are between 13000 and 15,000FCFA at the agro dealership visited in San-Pedro and méagui. NPK 12-22-22 used on rice and maize, sells at 16000 FCFA/50kg.

 

 

 


MARCH 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market remained slow in terms of the transaction between producers and resellers in the North as well as in the South.
In the North, It’s the dry season in the North. Farmers are currently preparing the for the rainy season and have very little presence in shops. At the level of the cotton producers, it is the marketing phase and the cotton companies recover the credits for fertilizers and other products given at the beginning of the season before launching orders for the next production campaign. Only market gardeners are active with small volumes, and prefer to buy NPK 15-15-15 cotton fertilizer which is less expensive rather than the specific market gardening fertilizers which more expensive.
In the South, It is the expectation of rains and the beginning of the marketing of the cocoa for the small campaign should revive the purchases of fertilizer. Some agrodealers have already started to issue new fertilizer orders including cocoa fertilizer NPK 0-23-19 + 6.5 S + 5MgO + 10CaO, the most sold in the area. For the interim, the purchase price of cocoa at the field is maintained at 750 FCFA.

 

 

 

 

 

 


FEBRUARY 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market prices was generally stable. However, with the announcement of the small cocoa and cashew campaign in the South and North respectively, it is quite possible that the market will become active in the coming months, with the hope of improved rainfall.
In the North, prices where rather stable at the retail points. Indeed, the harvests are finished and the country activities remain concentrated on the maintenance of their farms towards the preparations of the new season. But, the dry season is not yet over, despite the fact that the Harmattan weather sometimes gives way to a warmer climate which could lead to the first rainfall. With the exception of market gardeners who sometimes visit retailers to buy small quantities of old stocks, trade remains very low and Agrodealers prefer to wait for the launch of the new season to stock their stores.
In the South, there is a slight activity in the South with the sale of cocoa which has allowed some farmers to have liquidity to buy their campaign endowment. However, trade remains low because of the lack of sufficient rain. Generally in this part of the country where at such times the fertilizer market is doing well, it is rather a shyness that is observed on the markets in the South.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JANUARY 2019

Market Comments

The fertilizer market was generally stable, although there were some reported activities in the south The sales volumes of fertilizers were quite low, and agro-dealers are still holding their old stocks, hoping they would sell the products in the coming season.
In the northern region of Cote d’Ivoire, the dry season is still on and harvest is almost complete, except For market gardeners, who farm on small plots and do irrigations, their activities have not been affected much by the dry season.
In the southern region, the rains have stopped, and the demand for cocoa is quite high but there are few producers and sellers in the market, which was attributed to the fact that some people are still on holiday, however there are still some pockets of activities in the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

DECEMBER 2018

Market Comments

This month, activities in the fertilizer market have slowed down. Compared to the long rainy season, the fertilizer market is in decline and most retailers have stopped ordering for fertilizer and are striving to sell their old stocks by the start of the new rainy season.
In the North, exchanges were minor and were mostly at the level of market gardeners who have started their campaign.
In the South, with the current cocoa marketing campaign, producers who have cash prefer to buy their annual allocation to store and wait for the next production campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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