Ghana

Country Overview

Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

OCTOBER 2020

Market comments

This year’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PJF) program is expected to run until November 2020. The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana carried out some monitoring and evaluation exercises regarding fertilizer smuggling to neighboring countries. Their findings have led to Government initiating a reward system for communities to provide key informant information on fertilizer smuggling. This new measure seeks to address issues of smuggling that characterize the distribution of subsidized fertilizers.

The leadership of The World Cocoa Farmers Organization, Ghana Chapter, commended Ghana COCOBOD and the Government of Ghana for the producer price increment for the 2020/2021 season. In September, the Government announced increment of the cocoa producer price by 28% from GH¢8,240 to GH¢10,560 per metric ton and GH¢515 to GH¢625 per 64kg bag which took effect from October 1.

The President of Madomise Women Farmers Association, Madam Janet Adade, has appealed to stakeholders, especially the Government, to support women rice farmers with required inputs and equipment/machinery to enable them to add value to their produce. She made the call at the 2020 Rural Women’s Day celebrations at Likpe in the Oti region.

Farmers are urged by the Western Regional Minister, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, to pursue various pro-agriculture initiatives such as the PJF, Planting for Export and Rural Development, Rearing for Food and Jobs, and Aquaculture for Food and Jobs, as business avenues for sustainable employment and income.

 


SEPTEMBER 2020

Market comments

Fertilizer sector actors have welcomed Government’s decision to re-open the country because it has resulted in improved movement of and access to fertilizers across the country.

The ongoing 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program is expected to run until November 2020. Commercial fertilizer prices have remained the same due to availability of the affordable PFJ fertilizers in the market.

Management of the Cocoa Abrabopa Associaton (CAA) has asked the public to disregard the assertion that COCOBOD fertilizers meant for cocoa farmers have been left to expire. They stated that the expired COCOBOD fertilizers were meant for disposal, not for distribution.

Government has announced increment of the cocoa producer price by 28% from GH¢8,240 to GH¢10,560 per metric ton and GH¢515 to GH¢625 per 64kg bag starting from October 1, 2020.

 


AUGUST 2020

Market comments

Most of the COVID 19 restrictions have been eased. Among these are the free movement of internal transits of goods/movement of people across regions and announcement of the opening of the Kotoka International Airport. International borders (land and sea) remain closed.
Activities of the fertilizer sector have gradually bounced back to normal business with strict observance of the COVID 19 protocols within the country. There have been improvements of fertilizer access across the country. The ongoing 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program is expected to run until November 2020.
The package for this year’s subsidy program is offered only in 25kg branded bags. This is done to reduce smuggling of fertilizers to neighbouring countries, so that fertilizers will be more accessible to smallholder farmers throughout the country. The new packaging has helped in the interception of 84 smuggled bags of PFJ fertilizers to Burkina Faso by Immigration officers in the Upper West Region.
The government has maintained subsidy prices across the country, by giving agro-dealers at locations farther from the fertilizer plant and warehouses more commission to balance transport cost effect on prices than those that are close to the fertilizer plants and warehouses.
Commercial fertilizer prices have remained the same due to the availability of the affordable PFJ fertilizers in the market, despite the commencement of the rainy season farming.
Potassium Nitrate fertilizer, which is very suitable for planting pineapple, mango, and vegetables in Ghana, is sold between GHS170 – 190 on the commercial market.

 


JULY 2020

Market comments

The Government of Ghana has eased most of the COVID 19 restrictions, but international borders (land, sea, and air) remain closed. Activities of the fertilizer sector have gradually bounced back to normal business with strict observance of the COVID 19 protocols within the country. Movement to access fertilizer has gradually improved. The ongoing 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program is expected to run until November 2020.

The package for this year’s subsidy program is offered only in 25kg branded bags. This is done to reduce smuggling of fertilizers to neighboring countries, so that fertilizers will be more accessible to smallholder farmers throughout the country.

The government has maintained subsidy prices across the country, by giving agro-dealers at locations farther from the fertilizer plant and warehouses more commission to balance transport cost effect on prices than those that are close to the fertilizer plants and warehouses.

Commercial fertilizer prices have remained the same due to the availability of the affordable PFJ fertilizers in the market, despite the commencement of the rainy season farming.

Potassium Nitrate fertilizer which is very suitable for planting pineapple, mango, and vegetables in Ghana is sold between GHS170 – 190 on the commercial market.

 


JUNE 2020

Market comments

The government of Ghana has eased most of COVID 19 restrictions. The activities of the fertilizer sector are expected to bounce back to normal business within the country as soon as possible. Movement and access to fertilizer is improving gradually. The ongoing 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program is expected to run until November 2020.

The package for this year’s subsidy program is offered only in 25kg branded bags. This is done to reduce smuggling of fertilizers to neighbouring countries, so that the fertilizer will be more accessible to smallholder farmers throughout the country.

The government has maintained subsidy prices across the country by giving agrodealers at locations farther from the fertilizer plant and warehouses more commission to balance transport cost effect on price than those that are close to the fertilizer plant and warehouses.

Commercial fertilizer prices have remained the same due to the availability of the affordable PFJ fertilizer in the market despite the commencement of the rainy season farming.

Potassium nitrate fertilizer which is very suitable for planting pineapple, mango, and vegetables in Ghana is sold between GHS170 – 190 on the commercial market.

 


MAY 2020

Market comments

The government of Ghana has started easing restrictions that were put in place because of the COVID 19 pandemic. The fertilizer sector is taking advantage of this opportunity to bounce back to normal business. Movement and access to fertilizer is improving gradually. The 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs program has also commenced and is expected to run until November 2020.

The package for this year’s subsidy program is offered only in 25kg branded bags. This is done to reduce smuggling of fertilizers to neighbouring countries, so that the fertilizer will be more accessible to smallholder farmers throughout the country.

The government has maintained subsidy prices across the country by giving agrodealers at locations farther from the plant more commission to balance transport cost effect on price than those that are close to the plant.

At the Tema Port, CARGO congestion, occasioned by disconnection of the technology cargo clearance systems of service providers, caused delays in vessel berthing and caused increases in demurrage costs. As a result, open market prices of fertilizers were affected and caused fertilizer companies to hold off on sales due to lack of competitive prices.

Delays from port activities and untimely arrivals of fertilizers prevented most farmers from applying NPK fertilizers because they felt the basal application window had passed. They only did top dressing application using Urea.

 


APRIL 2020

Market comments

The 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs program has commenced and is expected to run until November 2020.

The package for this year’s subsidy program is offered only in 25kg branded bags. This is done to reduce smuggling of the fertilizer to neighbouring countries, so that the fertilizer will be more accessible to smallholder farmers throughout the country.

The government has maintained subsidy prices across the country by giving agro dealers at locations farther from the plant more commission to balance transport cost effect on price than those that are close to the plant.

The Ghana Cocoa Board donated a total of 19,550 bags of Cocoa Aduane Fertilizers to Cocoa Farmers Cooperative Union in Daboase of the Wassa East District. The Western South Cocoa Health and Extension Division Manager reiterated that the supply of subsidized fertilizers on credit bases would continue this year.

Glofert, a fertilizer blender, commenced production and distribution of fertilizers for the 2020 farming season on Tuesday, 21st April 2020 after it was closed following the outbreak of the novel COVID 19. Production at the factory was being done with strict adherence to all health and safety protocols associated with COVID-19.

 


MARCH 2020

Market comments

Product Availability: There is adequate fertilizer stock in the system. According to agrodealers, they are only waiting for the onset of the rains to start business for the 2020 farming season.

Price: Prices of fertilizer products sold at the open market remain unchanged at the moment from the price table. However, the government, in consultation with the private sector, has decided that the  Planting for Food and Job (PFJ) programme will sell all NPK fertilizers with the weight of 25kg at GHS42 to farmers, and Urea with the same weight at GHS40.

Sales:  Apart from areas with irrigation facilities where crop production and fertilizer sale were ongoing, in the long dry season, agrodealers in the Western Region have also made some marginal sales in this month as a result of having some good rains at the beginning of the month.

Subsidy Programme:  The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with the private sector (fertilizer importing companies), hired a consultant to conduct audit of leftover fertilizer stocks as at the end of 2019 farming season at the respective private warehouses of these companies. This was done to ascertain the true stock levels before the launch of 2020 programme. A lot of progress has been made in this direction and work is due to be completed within the first two weeks of April, according to the consultant. Although the 2020 PFJ programme has not been launched, some proactive participating fertilizer companies have already sent their fertilizer products to their distributors awaiting for March rains, especially in the southern sector.

Talking to agro-dealers on the effects of Covid19, it revealed that businesses is normal in the hinterlands except for Greater Accra region where businesses have gone slow because people fear to go out for business since 96% of the confirmed cases are in Accra and coupled with  the massive sensitization that people should stay home

 


FEBRUARY 2020

Market comments

Product Availability: Information from the field indicates that some agro dealers still hold in stock fertilizer products which can serve potential buyers, whilst they await the rains to usher in the 2020 farming season in early March.

Price: Prices all over the country are stable as a result of largely zero demand for fertilizer products at this time of the year. However, any fertilizer product sold is done under the open or at the commercial market price.

Sales:  As a result of the long dry season, fertilizer business at the agro-shops has come to a standstill. This is likely to continue until the start of the 2020 farming season, except for areas where production is under irrigation systems.

Subsidy Programme:  The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in order to complete the processes of contracting the selected companies to participate in 2020-Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme, has held series of meetings to discuss modalities for distributing the fertilizers. Barring any further unforeseen circumstances, the 2020 PFJ programme is expected to be launched early March, 2020 to ensure that companies carry out their distribution of the fertilizer products on time, and make subsidized fertilizers available in the market before the start of the farming season.

 


JANUARY 2020

Market comments

Product Availability: The farming season for 2020 will commence in March. Some agro-dealer shops across the country still have sizeable quantities of fertilizer stocks to serve dry season farming in certain parts of the country.

Price: Largely, the prices of all fertilizer products have seen marginal average increases across the country as they are being sold at the open market price.

Sales:  Certainly, agro-dealer shops across the country are not in good business due to the consistent downward trend in sales, and some shops have no sales at all now. This trend will persist until the next farming season, except for areas where there is vegetable production and where there are some irrigated rice fields.

Subsidy Programme:  The Ministry of Food and Agriculture commenced the process of selecting companies to participate in the 2020 Planting for Food and Jobs programme (PFJ). This is an ongoing process to make quality fertilizer products available on time to meet farmers demand. The 2020 programme will introduce new fertilizer blends. Offer letters to about 40 participating companies have been sent out and awaiting acceptance letters from these companies. A total of about 405,000 MT of fertilizer products, including organic fertilizers, will be made available to Ghanaian farmers through the PFJ programme for 2020.

 


DECEMBER 2019

Market comments

The 2019 farming season is over, however, agro-dealer shops across the country still have sizeable quantities of fertilizer stocks to serve dry season farmers in certain parts of the country. Agro-dealer shops across the country have seen a downward trend in sales, which will persist until the next farming season, except for areas where vegetable production is ongoing.

Fertilizer product prices have seen marginal average increases across the country as fertilizer being sold are only open market products.

The 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme officially ended on November 30, 2019. Officials say provisional figures available indicate about 90% success for the 2019 programme. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has commenced the process of selecting companies to participate in the 2020 PFJ programme, which will see the introduction of new fertilizer blends.

 


NOVEMBER 2019

Market comments

The 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) campaign has virtually ended. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) will continue with PFJ for 2020, and has advertised for participating companies to submit bids, which closed November 7, 2019.

Farmers will no longer find the NPK 15 15 15 product as part of the 2020 PFJ campaign, because MoFA and other stakeholders have agreed, as a matter of policy directives, that henceforth, all complex fertilizer products under PFJ must be balanced, in other words all fertilizers must contain micronutrients.

The fertilizers listed under PFJ 2020 are NPK 11 22 21 + 5S + 0.7Zn + 0.5B, NPK 25 10 10 + 3S + 3MgO + 0.7Zn, NPK 15 20 20 + 0.7Zn, NPK 20 10 10 + 3S, NPK 23 10 5 + 2MgO + 3S + 0.3ZN, NPK 12 30 17 + 0.4Zn, Urea and Organic fertilizers.

There are huge quantities of fertilizer products available at the agro-dealers shops across the country to serve farmers till the end of the 2019 farming season and beyond. However, PFJ fertilizers are no longer available at the shops.

Fertilizer product prices have seen marginal increases across the country. With the closure of the 2019 PFJ campaign, farmers will now have to buy fertilizer products at the commercial market price.

There has been a decline in sales of fertilizers from agro-dealer shops across the country mainly due to the end of the farming season and the closure of the 2019 PFJ campaign.

 


OCTOBER 2019

Market comments

There are huge quantities of fertilizer products available at the agro-dealers shops across the country to serve farmers till end of the 2019 farming season and beyond, except for sulphate of ammonia which is in short supply. Some shops in the northern region have run out of PFJ subsidized fertilizers.

Most fertilizer product prices will remain unchanged until a period when the PFJs fertilizers will run out of stock.

Agro-dealer shops in the five northern regions have experienced a sharp reduction in the sale of fertilizer products. Their counterparts in the south are doing good business due to the on-going minor season farming and the cultivation of rice and vegetables.

The 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme has so far distributed about 295,000 MT of fertilizer products to farmers across the country. The participating companies are making efforts to distribute the rest of the quantities to the southern sector to take advantage of the minor season before the deadline of November 30. One general observation made was that the National Builders Corps trainees attached to agro input shops were mostly not punctual at the time farmers come to make purchases of fertilizer products.

 


SEPTEMBER 2019

Market comments

There are huge quantities of fertilizer available at the agrodealers shops to serve farmers till the end of 2019 farming season and beyond and the prices will remain unchanged until a period when the PFJ fertilizers will run out of stock.
The minor season is on- going in the southern sector and a lot of rice cultivation is taking place, therefore agrodealers have made significant increases in the sale of fertilizer.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has now tasked District Chief Executives (DCE’s) for the nine districts that were suspended to take full charge of the flow of PFJ fertilizers into their respective districts. On the other hand, one company that was suspended on the suspicion that it breached the implementation guidelines, has also been given the green light to continue its participation having been cleared of the allegations.

 

 

 

 

 



AUGUST 2019

Market comments

The start of the minor season in the southern sector as against the peak season in the north have seen a large quantities of fertilizer sales and agrodealers say they still have much fertilizers in stock for sale.
Fertilizer prices will remain unchanged until a period when the PFJ fertilizers will run out of stock, this is because, most farmers do not buy commercial fertilizers when they can access subsidized fertilizers at 50%.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in July suspended nine districts found to be involved in massive fertilizer smuggling and other implementation breaches for 2019 PFJ. However. the District Chief Executives (DCE’s) for the various districts have written to the Ministry stating that, they will take full responsibility for all PFJ fertilizers that will come to their respective districts. For some time now, the Ministry have tried to come out with new guidelines to eliminate smuggling yet these guidelines seem not to be working for all districts of the country.

 

 

 

 

 



JULY 2019

Market comments

Fertilizer are available throughout the country, indeed in some instances, the PFJ fertilizers arrived late, hence farmers had to initially depend on fertilizer from the commercial market. However, some farmers in the southern sector thinks that, the PFJ fertilizers will serve them better in the minor farming season.
Fertilizer product prices will remain unchanged until a period when the PFJ fertilizers run out of stock.
The introduction of new formulation of fertilizer products to serve the northern sector by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture have seen the light of day. The retailers have now stocked such formulations as NPK 15 20 20 + 0.7Zn and NPK 12 30 17 + 0.4Zn. Observations are that, there is a very high demand for NPK 15 20 20 + 0.7Zn.
The challenge for some farmers is that, they find the process of scanning each bag of fertilizer bought frustrating. Also,nine district assemblies comprising four from Upper East, three from Upper West and two from the Northern regions have been suspended from continuing in 2019 PFJ campaign due to breaches in the implementation guide lines.

 

 

 

 

 



JUNE 2019

Market comments

It is a fact that fertilizer products are available throughout the country but farmers who planted early in the northern sector could only purchase fertilizer at the commercial market price due to unavailability of PFJ fertilizer at retail shops. Agrodealers confirmed that, PFJ fertilizers would be available at the shops by the 15th June, 2019.
Product prices remain unchanged especially in the southern sector, since the launch of 2019 PFJ. Some agrodealers in the south saw a jump in sales, whiles their counterparts in the north make marginal sales and hoped to do serious business from the middle of June, when PFJ fertilizers will hit their retail shops.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture held a meeting with participating fertilizer companies to review the half year performance of these companies. It came to light that companies tasked to blend the new formulations have not push enough to the northern regions. These companies promise to put in extra efforts to move the fertilizer products to the northern sector as their contribution in making 2019 PFJ programme implementation successful.

 

 

 

 

 


MAY 2019

Market comments

At the launch of 2019 planting for food and jobs (PFJ) programme, NPK 15 15 15 was not covered by the subsidy. However, some farmers are demanding the product and some importers also have the product in stock. This has necessitated the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to add NPK 15 15 15 to the list of fertilizer products being subsidize under PFJ.
The Ministry of Food & Agriculture as part of its implementation programme for 2019, this month continued to train Agric Extension Agents in the southern sector, how to sensitize and handle the process of selling fertilizer to farmers.

 

 

 

 

 



APRIL 2019

Market comments

Agrodealers in the southern sector of Ghana at the moment have stocked various kinds of fertilizer products and are ready to do business with farmers. This month have seen an improvement in the sale of fertilizer product especially in the southern sector. The Ministry of Food & Agriculture this month continued to train Agric Extension Agents in the southern sector on how to sensitize and handle the process of selling fertilizer to farmers. Most distributors are currently supplying fertilizer products to their wholesalers and retailers across the country. The Ministry however, was not happy at the rate of distribution by the fertilizer companies and therefore tasked the companies to speed up the rate of distribution. The observation was that organic fertilizer companies have done more distribution than the inorganic fertilizer companies.

 

 

 

 

 


MARCH 2019

Market comments

Agrodealers are making efforts to stock their shops and take advantage of the season since the launch of PFJ for 2019. Quantities of fertilizer products have seen an improvement especially in the southern sector of Ghana, where farmers have begun planting.
Demand for fertilizer products is beginning to show a marginal increase in some locations in the southern sector. Currently Urea is selling at a higher price in some shops than the normal price; an indication that the product is currently in short supply.
Onset of the rains have witnessed a minimal increase in sales beginning this March and it is expected that, the southern sector will experience a major sales increase by end of this month.

Subsidy Programme: Since the launch of 2019 PFJ campaign, The Ministry of Food & Agriculture in collaboration with other stakeholders have taken some concrete steps to have a successful implementation of the programme. These include;
• A meeting with regional directors, regional MIS officers and regional crops development officers to brief them on the modalities and take them through the operations of the digital software that will monitor the distribution process.
• The Ministry, on other hand, have contracted some selected fertilizer companies to formulate various types of fertilizer products to be supplied to five regions in the northern sector as one of the initiatives to supply only formulated fertilizers to all regions in the near future according to soils and their nutrient needs.
• Also, some shops in the southern sector, have already taken delivery of fertilizer products from their suppliers and have issued out PFJ fertilizers for 2019 season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FEBRUARY 2019

Market comments

Observations at agrodealer shops show that urea is in short supply, while the other fertilizer products are in good supply at the various retail shops awaiting the start of the farming season.
Demand for fertilizer products at this time of the year is naturally low but for the shortage in the supply of urea, the product have seen about 25% increase across the country. Until a drastic reform or expansion in the country’s irrigation system, agrodealers will continue to wait for the rains before any sizeable sales can be made.

2019 Planting for Food and Jobs – Subsidy Programme

On the 23rd of January, 2019,The Ministry of Food & Agriculture launched the planting for Food and Jobs for 2019, with the following modalities.
1. All fertilizers and seeds will be bagged with PFJ labels.

2. Fertilizer to be sold in the three northern regions will be bagged in only 25 Kg bags

3. Fertilizer to be sold in the southern sector will be bagged in 50 Kg bags

4. Copies of waybills on all fertilizers and seeds consignments must be submitted to the Regional Ministers.

5. At the district and community levels, copies of waybills of all consignments must be submitted to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

6. Fertilizer and seeds distributors and retailers in the three northern regions will liaise with recruited Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO), officials under the supervision of MMDCEs, to distribute fertilizers to the sale outlets/retail points.

7. NABCO officials will be placed at all retail outlets in the regions to supervise and record the quantities of fertilizers and seeds sold to farmers.

8. Sales records of the retailers will be reconciled with NABCO officials and invoices generated and submitted by the companies to the Ministry for payment. In consultation with the selected suppliers, the ministry will this year use a digital software to monitor the distribution process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 120 120 85 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 95
sub
Kade com 110 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 115 115 80 80 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 120 120 100 120 120 100 100 100 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63


JANUARY 2019

Market comments

On 23rd January, 2019, the Ministry of Food & Agriculture launched the 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs campaign. For the first time, the input subsidy programme has been launched in January and the ministry hope it will help get the inputs to farmers on time. Also, more site specific and crop specific fertilizer formulas has been introduced; NPK 15-20-20+0.7 Zn, NPK 12-30-17+0.4 Zn, NPK 17-10-10, NPK 20 10 10, NPK 23 10 5, NPK 25 10 10 and Urea. The government target is to supply 300,000mt of inorganic fertilizers and 20,000mt of organic fertilizers to 1 million farmers in Ghana. Farmers are to pay
GHS 75 for NPK(50kg) and GHS 70 for Urea.
Earlier in January, agrodealers had enough fertilizer stocks in readiness for any business opportunity; stocks were available because of the reduced sales due to dry season. Dealers believed that this has been the normal business trend in the fertilizer industry and with time business will bounce back.
Shops continue to witness less or no sales this month and there is minimal price increases in locations where irrigation facilities are available for farming activities. This trend is expected to continue until the raining season starts as the country largely depend on rainfed agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 120 120 85 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 95
sub
Kade com 110 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 115 115 80 80 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 120 120 100 120 120 100 100 100 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63

DECEMBER 2018

Market comments

The celebration of farmers day officially ends the agricultural calendar year. However, with modern trends in agricultural business agro dealer shops still hold a sizable stocks of fertilizer products in readiness for any opportunity, even though the rains are over for any serious farming activity. In view of the above, all fertilizer products sold after 31st December, 2018 will be sold at the commercial market price.
Prices have not changed for the past few months at the sales shops, its expected that, this is likely to continue until government and fertilizer importing companies settle on the new price for 2019 under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.
The Ministry of Food & Agriculture have begun the process of opening the bids to make way for the award of contracts for the supply of fertilizer products for 2019, Planting for Food and Jobs programme. A total of 72 bids were received from Companies for 2019 programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 120 120 85 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 95
sub
Kade com 110 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 115 115 80 80 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 120 120 100 120 120 100 100 100 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63

NOVEMBER 2018

Market comments

A number of Agro- dealer shops in some locations have run out of stocks completely because farmers will only buy subsidized fertilizer products. Meanwhile other dealers in certain locations have large stocks for the commercial market.
To a large extent, most prices remain the same as previous month, for the fact that PFJ fertilizer is still in circulation and since there has not been extra demand for farming activity this month.
The rate of sales for this November has seen a drastic decline due to less activity in the agricultural sector, except in areas where irrigation farming is practiced.
2018 Planting for Food and Jobs programme is expected to end as at 31st December, 2018. The Ministry of Food & Agriculture has therefore placed adverts, asking interested companies to submit their bids for participation in the 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs programme. All things being equal, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with other industry players are to formulate specific fertilizer products for five (5) regions, the other five regions in will continue to receive the normal compound and nitrogenous fertilizers for 2019, until soil testing and trials are completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 120 120 85 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 95
sub
Kade com 110 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 115 115 80 80 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 120 120 100 120 120 100 100 100 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63

OCTOBER 2018

Market comments

Agrodealer shops still have large stocks of fertilzer products to be sold either through planting of food and jobs based on availability of coupons or at the commercial market price with signs of reviews.
This month have seen a marginal price review in some of the fertilizer products in some locations where such products are in high demand. For instance, NPK 23 10 5 in the commercial market have seen an increase from 114 – 118 a (3.5%) raise in price in some shops. The rate of sales for this month is slow an indication that the season is gradually coming to an end. Dealers are hoping to make up for the sales during the dry season farming.
The Planting for Food and Jobs programme is on-going and is expected to end by the 31st December, 2018. Farmers across the country have complained of unavailability of coupons, meanwhile it’s been revealed that, these same farmers in certain areas are in possession of a lot of coupons. The reason being that these farmers are unable to raise their part of the 50% of the fertilizer price. The Ministry is therefore looking for ways overcome this challenge in subsequent years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Aug -18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Oct -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Oct -18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 120 120 85 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 63
Kade com 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 112 115 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 120 120 120 120 120 120 100 100 100
sub 68 68 68 68 63 63 63

SEPTEMBER 2018

Market comments

Information from the field still show that sales are still high this month, even though, accessing coupons is a problem for now. Agro dealers confirmed that they have huge stocks of fertilizer products awaiting sales.
Some farmers across the country are complaining that, they cannot access coupons to buy fertilizer for their farms as there is shortage of coupons to access subsidized fertilizers under the Planting for Food and Jobs. Majority of the stakeholders are calling for alternate methods to sustain the programme in the future. The Minister of Food and Agriculture has vow to deal drastically with persons found hoarding coupons that are meant to access fertilizers.


Sales trend (comparisons from July to August)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

Ammonium Sulphate

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 120 120 85 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 68 63 63
Kade com 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 112 112 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 120 120 120 120 120 120 100 100 100
sub 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63

AUGUST 2018

Market comments

Farmers in some districts up-to-date have difficulty accessing coupons meant for fertilizer, this is largely due to apathy on the part of some district directors for the department of agriculture. The Minister for Food and Agriculture has therefore task the national, regional and the district directors to make sure farmers can access fertilizers without further delay. Agro dealers have seen a huge rise in sales this month because the farming season is at its peak. The observation is that fertilizer prices will remain unchanged as long as supply and demand are at par. The best condition for planning according to the agro input dealers and farmers.


Sales trend (comparisons from July to August)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

Ammonium Sulphate

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 115 120 120 85 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Kade com 110 110 110
sub 68 68 68
Kpando com 112 112 112 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 110 120 120 100 120 120 75 100 100
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63

JULY 2018

Market comments

Farmers have been given a window of opportunity to now access seeds on credit and pay after harvest. This is to encourage farmers who were not willing to buy seeds as part of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme package. Observations are that some of the district department of agriculture still has left-over stocks of fertilizer meant for 2017 planting for food and jobs programme.


Sales trend (comparisons from June to July)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

Ammonium Sulphate

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63
Gwollu com 110 110 110 115 115 120 85
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Kade com 110 110 110
sub 68 68
Kpando com 112 112 112 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 110 110 120 110 100 120 75 75 100
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63

JUNE 2018

Market comments 

There is a challenge with the 2018 Planting for Food and Jobs programme. Farmers are to buy seeds before they can access fertilizer but currently majority of farmers in the three northern regions are not willing to buy the seeds as part of the package and it has made it difficult for dealers to sell fertilizer stocked under the programme. In some instances too, the seeds are not available although the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is in contact with some neighboring countries to get some seeds as soon as possible before the season is over.
There have been good sales in June across the country especially for agro dealers in the southern parts of the country.


Sales trend (comparisons from May to June) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18
Fumso com 110 110 110 90
sub 68 68 68
Gwollu com 110 110 110 115 115 115
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 68 68 68 63 63
Kade com 110 110
sub 68 68
Kpando com 112 112 112 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 63 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63
Tamale com 100 110 110 110 110 100 90 75 75
sub 68 68 68 68 68 68 63 63 63

MAY 2018

Market comments 

Adequate fertilizer products are available in the shops, yet farmers especially those in the south could still not take advantage of the launch of 2018 Planting for Food and Jobs programme. Observations are that, coupons through which farmers can buy fertilizers are not available at the district department of agriculture. Prices have been seemly stable at the time of compiling this report and most farmers are buying fertilizer at the commercial market price. Although the Planting for Food and Jobs programme for 2018 farming season was launched a month ago, it had some implementation challenges. Farmers are to buy seeds before they can access fertilizers and in some instances the seeds are not available. Also, some agro-dealers were not aware that they will play a role in this year’s programme. However, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is working hard to resolve issues so that farmers can get the required fertilizers in due time.


Sales trend (comparisons from April to May) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18
Fumso com 110 110
sub 68 68
Gwollu com 110 110 110 120 115 115
sub 68 68 68 68
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 68 63 63
Kade com 120 110
sub 68
Kpando com 112 112 112 56 80 80
sub 68 68 63 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 130 130 130 120 120 120
sub 68 68 68 68 63 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 68 68 63 63
Tamale com 80 100 110 95 110 110 90 90 75
sub 68 68 68 68 63 63

APRIL 2018

Market comments 

The Planting for Food and Jobs programme (PFJ) for 2018 farming season was duly launched on the 3rd of April, by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. A 50% subsidy was maintain on all the fertilizer products, even though there is an increase in price over the 2017 prices.
Agro dealers have started stocking their shops since the launch of the PFJ but before the launch, farmers accessed fertilizer products carried over from the 2017 programme at the district departments of agriculture.
The subsidized prices for both NPK compound and Urea fertilizer products have gone up for the 2018 farming season. All NPK compound fertilizers under the PFJ are to be sold at GHS 68 as compared to GHS 57 for last year. On the other hand, Urea is selling at GHS 63 compared to GHS47 for last year whiles Ammonium sulphate also goes for GHS 40 per 50kg bag.
Agro dealer shops in the south who had stocks have seen a marginal increase in sales this month mainly due to the setting in of rains for the start of 2018 farming season.


Sales trend (comparisons from March to April) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18
Fumso com 110
sub 68
Gwollu com 110 110 110 90 120 115
sub 68 68
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
sub 68 63
Kade com 120 120
Kpando com 112 112 112 80 56 80
sub 68 63
Mankessim com 130 130 130 80 130 130 130 120 120
sub 68 68 63
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
sub 68 68 63
Tamale com 80 80 100 95 95 110 90 90 90
sub 68 68 63

MARCH 2018

Market comments 

Currently most agrodealer shops do not have fertilizer stocks for the simple reason that, the major suppliers are waiting for the fixing of prices by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Meanwhile, some farmers have accessed fertilizer products from the district departments of agriculture.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has short listed 20 out of 60 companies who submitted their proposal to be awarded contracts to supply fertilizer products for the 2018 season. The selection committee held its first meeting with the companies to discuss implementation details. Sales will be handle by agro-dealer shops and agriculture extension agents by issuing coupons approved by the district director of agriculture.


Sales trend (comparisons from February to March) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
Fumso com
Gwollu com 110 110 110 90 120
Ho com 100 100 100 90 90 90
Kade com 100 120 120
Kpando com 110 112 112 80 80 56
Mankessim com 130 130 130 80 80 130 130 130 120
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80 80
Tamale com 80 80 80 95 95 95 90 90 90

FEBRUARY 2018

Market comments 

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture started evaluating all the bids submitted. A committee will then award contracts to qualified companies for the supply of compound fertilizers and urea for the 2018 cropping season under the Planting for food and jobs campaign. Prices remain unchanged, however there was anticipation that fertilizer prices would increase for the 2018 farming season due to the unstable nature of the cedi. Sales this month was minimal at the irrigated vegetable growing areas in the country.


Sales trend (comparisons from January to February) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
Fumso com
Gwollu com 110 110 110 90
Ho com 85 100 100 85 90 90
Kade com 100 100 120
Kpando com 110 110 112 85 80 80
Mankessim com 130 130 130 80 80 80 130 130 130
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 80
Tamale com 90 80 80 100 95 95 90 90 90

JANUARY 2018

Market comments 

Most agro-dealer shops are out of fertilizer stocks. However, district departments of agriculture have surplus of fertilizers which can be accessed for the next farming season. Prices remain unchanged, meanwhile the smart farmers have taken advantage of surplus fertilizer products at the district offices to buy fertilizer ahead of time for next farming season in anticipation of price increase for 2018 farming season. Sales this month have taken a downward trend, obviously due to the dry season. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture have closed the submission of bids and a committee is currently processing the applications to award contracts to qualified companies for the supply compound fertilizers and urea for the 2018 cropping season under the Planting for food and jobs campaign. Also, the Ministry has put in place a special committee to check the quality of fertilizer products distributed to farmers under the same programme.


Sales trend (comparisons from December to January) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 20 10 10

Urea

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Fumso com
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Gwollu com 110 110 110
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Ho com 85 100 85 90
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Kade com 110 100 100
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Kpando com 110 110 85 80
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Mankessim com 130 130 130 80 80 80 130 130 130
sub 47.5
Navrongo com 120 120 120 110 120 120 80
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5
Tamale com 90 80 100 95 90 90
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5

DECEMBER 2017

Market comments 

The celebration of the national farmers’ day formally brings to a close the farming season, the planting for food and jobs campaign this year enabled, farmers across the country to have access to fertilizers at a stable prize all year round. This month saw a further decline in sales figures. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture intends to purchase 200 MT of fertilizer (ie 180 MT of chemical fertilizer and 20 MT of organic fertilizer), for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the Planting for food and jobs campaign. The fertilizer products to be covered include Compound fertilizer (NPK) (such as 15-15-15, 23-10-05, 20-10-10) and urea.


Sales trend (comparisons from November to December) 

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Fumso Ammonium Sulphate

 Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

NPK 23 10 5

 Ammonium Sulphate

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Fumso com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Gwollu com 110 110 110 105
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Ho com 100 85 70 85
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Kade com 100 110 110
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Kpando com 110 85
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Mankessim com 140 130 130 80 80 80 130 130 130
sub 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Navrongo com 120 120 120 110 110 120
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Tamale com 90 100 90
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5

NOVEMBER 2017

Market comments 

Fertilizer prices across the country remain unchanged, farmers still have access to fertilizer products from the district department of food and agriculture at a 50% price reduction compared to the commercial market price. Sales have however, seen a drastic decline this month. Preparation for the 2018/2019 cropping season have begun. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture intends to advertise expression of interest for the supply of fertilizers and seeds in November and December to invite interested companies to submit proposals.

 


Sales trend (comparisons from October to November)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Fumso NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

 NPK 23 10 5

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Fumso com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Gwollu com 110 110 110 105
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Ho com 100 100 70 70
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Kade com 100 100 110
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Kpando com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Mankessim com 130 140 130 80 80 80 130 130 130
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 110 110
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Tamale com 130 90
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5

OCTOBER 2017


Market comments 

Farmers still have access to cheaper fertilizers under the planting for food and jobs program for the minor season and irrigation farming. Prices remained stable with a marginal drop in sales compared to the previous month. The presidency is threatening to crack the whip on any person or group of persons found to be engaged in smuggling of subsidized fertilizer. The peasant farmers’ association has inaugurated and tasked its watchdog committees to monitor the movement of subsidized fertilizers across neighboring countries, and report such perpetrators to the security agencies for arrest and prosecution.

 


Sales trend (Comparisons from September to October)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Tamale NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Fumso NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Ho NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Mankessim NPK 23 10 5

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Navrongo NPK 15 15 15

 NPK 23 10 5

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Fumso com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Gwollu com 110 110 110 105
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Ho com 100 100 100 100 70 70
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Kade com 100 100 100
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Kpando com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Mankessim com 130 130 140 80 80 80 130 130 130
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 110
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Tamale com  130 130 90 90
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5

SEPTEMBER 2017

Market comments 

With the exception of urea, the sale of fertilizer products have been impressive. Sales for urea declined slightly compared to the previous month. Even though, the subsidy program for this year, is almost over, farmers can still get fertilizer at cheaper price under the planting for food and jobs program after registering.


Sales trend (Comparisons from August to September)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Bogosso Ammonium Sulphate

NPK 15 15 15

Chiana Ammonium Sulphate

NPK 20 10 10

NPK 25 10 10

Ho Ammonium Sulphate

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Mankessim Ammonium Sulphate

NPK 23 10 5

 NPK 15 15 15

 Urea

Navrongo  Ammonium Sulphate

 NPK 15 15 15

 NPK 23 10  5

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 NPK 23 10 5 Urea 46%
GHS/ 50 kg bag Type July-17 Aug-17 Sept-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sept-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17
Dunkwa-On- Offin com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Fumso com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Gwollu com 110 110 110
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Ho com 100 100 100 100 100 70
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Kade com 100 100
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Kpando com
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Mankessim com 130 130 80 80 130 130
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Navrongo com 120 120 120 120 120 120
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Tamale com 130 130 90 90
sub 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 57.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
Publications

Ghana Fertilizer Statistics Overview 2015  FUBC Ghana final report 2015     West Africa Fertilizer Report Ghana 2013         Ghana Fertilizer Assessment (IFDC for AFAP, June 2012)         2016 AFO CountrySTAT FTWG Workshop Ghana Nigeria (Nasarawa, May 2016)     West Africa Fertilizer Report Ghana 2013        An Action Plan For Developing Agricultural Input Markets in Ghana         World Bank Agribusiness Indicators Ghana