Senegal

Country Overview

Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Prices

Market Comments

NOVEMBER 2018

Market Comments
The fertilizer market has really begun to subside in the Groundnut Basin and Casamance where crops are under rain. Demand and supply at the shops level dropped sharply as most crops matured. The Cereal harvesting are almost finished. In the valley (Rice area and Vegetables where off-season crops are grown), fairly large exchanges are still noted, but it must be emphasized, however, that the intensity of trade has decreased considerably as farmers are at Rice harvesting of the rainy season. In the Niayes (Vegetables zone ultimate) the sales level is almost identical to the previous month; demand and supply remained good.
Groundnut Basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), the fertilizer market has lost intensity as most crops have matured; Cereal harvesting are very advanced. The best-selling fertilizers are NPK 15 15 15 and urea, often used for Vegetables. The majority of temporary shops have completed their fertilizer campaigns. A minority still has stocks that they seek to sell to permanent dealers and market vegetables. The distribution of subsidized fertilizer is complete. The time is in the balance sheet.
Casamance (Ziguinchor region, Sédhiou and Kolda), the market is characterized by decreasing demand and still average supply. The most purchased fertilizers are NPK 15 15 15 and urea.
Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Niayes Strip) – market gardening area, orders remained dynamic; they mainly concern NPK 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for Vegetables. With the promotion of agroecology in this area, organic fertilizers are slowly starting to gain market share.
Valley of the Senegal River (Saint – Louis) – Rice growing area, DAP demand (rice fertilizer) has decreased as farmers started harvesting. DAP Demand is expected to rebound very quickly with the off-season campaign that will start soon. About Vegetables, the urea and NPK 10 10 20 demand are still good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Nov-18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 13000 13000 13000 13167 13167 13167
Kaolack com 13667 13667 13667 13500 13500 13333 13667 13667 13667
Saint- Louis com 14250 14250 14250 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 25000 25000 25500 25000 25000 25500
Thies com 15000 15000 15000 15250 15250 15250 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 25000 23750 23750 23000 25000 25000 23750

OCTOBER 2018

Market Comments

The intensity of activities in the fertilizer market has declined compared to last month as the rainy season is almost over. As a result, demand for fertilizer from farmers has decreased as the fertilizer application stage is over. This situation mainly concerns areas of crops under rain, especially the central zone (groundnut basin) and south (Casamance). In the off-season rice-growing areas (valley), transactions are still important as farmers are buying fertilizers while preparing lands for fertilizer application. In most areas, prices continue to be stable.
Groundnut Basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), the fertilizer market is starting to lose intensity as most crops are almost mature; harvest of cereal crops have even started. The best-selling fertilizers are NPK 15 15 15 and urea, often used for market gardening. Some temporary stores are preparing to exit the market because of the current low demand and their depleted stocks. The distribution of subsidized fertilizer has ended.
Casamance (Ziguinchor region, Sédhiou and Kolda), demand has decreased because the planting season of rainfed rice ended. The market remains characterized by falling demand and still average supply. The most purchased fertilizers are NPK 15 15 15 and urea.
Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Niayes Strip) – market gardening area, orders remain dynamic; they mainly concern NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for gardening. Supply disruptions of NPK 15 10 10 are noted in some stores. With the promotion of agroecology in this area, organic fertilizers are slowly gaining market share.
Valley of the Senegal River (Saint – Louis) – rice growing area, with rainfed rice seedlings, the demand for DAP (rice fertilizer) remains increased. Regarding gardening, the demand for urea and NPK 10 10 20 is still good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Aug -18 Sep-18 Oct -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Oct -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Oct -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 13000 13000 13000 12000 13167 13167
Kaolack com 11500 13667 13667 11500 13500 13500 11500 13667 13667
Saint- Louis com 14250 14250 14250 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 25000 25000 25000 25500 25000 25000
Thies com 15000 15000 15000 15000 15250 15250 15000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 23750 23750 23750 25000 25000 25000

SEPTEMBER 2018

Market Comments

With large trade volumes, the fertilizer market maintained its intensity as last month. It is important to note that the degree of intensity differs from one agro-ecological zone to another as per the level of progress of the campaign. The rainfall situation has been a disturbing moment, but has improved a bit in recent weeks. In general, prices remained stable.
Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), trade has been slightly down because many producers have already bought their fertilizer. Trade is mainly done by late sowers. Formulas such as NPK 6 20 10, NPK 15 15 15 and urea have been mostly sold. Some state-approved operators have spared no effort to place fertilizers in their areas of assignment.
Casamance (Ziguinchor region, Sedhiou and Kolda), this month, with the planting of rainfed rice, demand increased. The market is characterized by good demand and good supply. Fertilizers such as NPK 10 (corn) and NPK 15 (rice) were the most purchased. In the Kolda (Anchor Basin) area where off-season sowing has started, the demand for NPK 15 15 15 has increased. Prices remained stable.
Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Niayes Strip) – market gardening area, orders remained dynamic mainly NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for gardening. Supply disruptions of NPK 15 10 10 are noted in some stores. With the promotion of agro-ecology in this area, organic fertilizers are slowly starting to gain market share.
River Valley SENEGAL (Saint – Louis) – rice growing area, with rainfed rice seedlings, demand for DAP (rice fertilizer) has increased. Regarding gardening, the demand for urea and NPK 10 10 20 is still good.


Sales trend (Comparisons from July to August)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Sep -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 13000 13000 12000 12000 13167
Kaolack com 11000 11500 13667 11500 11500 13500 12000 11500 13667
Saint- Louis com 14500 14250 14250 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 25000 25000 27500 25500 25000
Thies com 17000 15000 15000 16500 15000 15250 16000 15000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 23750 23750 25000 25000 25000

AUGUST 2018

Market Comments

In Senegal, the fertilizer market maintained dynamism. Individual producers and producer organizations made large orders of fertilizer as part of the crop year. This has contributed to increasing demand in all agro-ecological zones. It is important to note that at the moment, this strong demand is satisfied by the offer which is very good at retailers level. Prices have remained relatively stable even though there are slight declines and occasional increases according to the retailers. For subsidized fertilizers, all formulas are implemented in regional distribution commissions.
In the groundnut basin, rains have started again after a break of almost 15 days. In Casamance, the rainfall situation is almost normal. In anticipation of the final installation of the rainy season, the volume of transactions should continue to grow in the coming weeks.
Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), the fertilizer market is very dynamic. Demand and supply were very good. Retailers have been well supplied to order to meet the demand. In this zone, the best-selling fertilizers are NPK 6 20 10, urea and NPK 15 15 15.
Casamance (Ziguinchor region, Sedhiou and Kolda), the market is characterized by good demand and good supply. The most popular fertilizers are NPK 10 (corn) and NPK 15 (rice). In the Kolda (Anchor Basin) area where off-season sowing has started, the demand for NPK 15 15 15 has increased.
Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Niayes Strip) – market gardening area, orders remained dynamic; they were mainly NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20.
Valley of the Senegal River (Saint – Louis) – rice growing area, demand for DAP (rice fertilizer) has increased. Regarding gardening, the demand for urea and NPK 10 10 20 is still good.


Sales trend (Comparisons from July to August)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 Aug -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 13000 12000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11500 11000 11500 11500 12000 12000 11500
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14250 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 25000 27500 27500 25500
Thies com 17000 17000 15000 16500 16500 15000 16000 16000 15000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 23750 25000 25000 25000

JULY 2018

Market Comments

With rains recoded all over the country, planting has started. The beginning of the agricultural season has led to a major boost in the fertilizer market, marked by a growing demand in all the regions of production. Offer was also good, as retailers and wholesalers were well supplied. Prices have remained relatively stable with some variations depending on the type of fertilizer.
In the fertilizer distribution commissions, quotas for each region are set up. However, not all formulas were available in all regions. Authorized retailers are making every effort to honor their commitments to the government. Supervision is provided by regional technical services. To allow women’s groups to benefit from regional quotas, the State has issued a circular allocating them quotas. This measure has been well appreciated by women’s organizations.
Subsidized fertilizer prices remained in the same range as last year. The prices of the 50 kg bag are FCFA 8,100 for urea, FCFA 8,425 for NPK 15 15 15, 6,100 FCFA for NPK 6 20 10 and FCFA 7,300 for NPK 15 10 10.


Sales trend (Comparisons from June to July)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend

Price trend

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18 May -18 Jun -18 Jul -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 12000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11500 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

JUNE 2018

Market Comments

The fertilizer market remained calm in the groundnut basin, in Casamance, in the Senegal River valley and in the Anambée basin. Transactions were more dynamic in the Niayes area, where market gardening activity is almost in all seasons. Prices remained relatively stable in all areas.

It should be noted that new types of organic fertilizer have started to be introduced in stores in the central zone. For example, Top Fertile (7,000 FCFA 50 kg bag), Tero (10,000 FCFA bag 50 kg). The demand for organic fertilizer is not yet important because the producers have not yet adopted these types of fertilizer despite strong awareness of organic companies.

With the approach of the rainy season, the fertilizer market is expected to see a rise in demand, prices should probably move. The major fertilizer operators are anxiously awaiting the validation by the State of the lists of approved operators for the distribution of the fertilizer and the quotas that will be allocated to them. Exiting these lists could really boost fertilizer market transactions and significantly increase orders from the fertilizer industries in the coming months.

Goundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), the fertilizer market has lacked dynamism because the majority of crops grown in this area are under rain. Demand remained weak and localized while supply was average. Inventory at the reseller level is not important at this time. Most of them have already launched their campaign orders with their suppliers. Purchases should restart with the arrival of wintering.

Casamance (Ziguinchor region, Sedhiou and Kolda), the market remained shy. The few transactions noted come from market gardeners. The offer has decreased significantly because resellers do not take the risk of making large orders. Prices remained stable during this month.

Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Niayes Strip) – market gardening area, orders remain dynamic; they relate mainly to NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for gardening.

Valley of the SENEGAL (Saint – Louis) River – rice growing area, the demand for DAP has declined with the maturation of crops. It could revive with rainfed crops. Regarding gardening, demand for urea and NPK 10 10 20 is still good.


Sales trend (Comparisons from May to June)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18 Apr -18 May -18 Jun -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 12000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11500 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

MAY 2018

Market Comments

In the off-season production areas (river valley and Anambé Basin), fertilizer market exchanges have declined significantly with the end of fertilizer application. However, in market gardening areas, transactions have maintained their dynamism. Prices remained stable overall with occasional slight variations (down and / or up) depending on operators and zones.
Goundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), the fertilizer market remained calm, characterized by a rather weak supply and demand. In some shops, prices fluctuated by +/- FCFA 500 on 50 kg bag of certain formulas, particularly urea, NPK 6 20 10 and NPK 15 15 15. Inventories at retailers’ shops are not much and most retailers have placed order to stock up.

Casamance (Ziguinchor region, Sedhiou and Kolda), the demand was less. The few sales recorded, are drawn mainly by market gardening activities. The supply of fertilizer in stores has decreased significantly because retailers do not take the risk of placing large orders. Prices remained stable during this month in this area. In this rainfed rice production area, demand for rice fertilizer is expected to increase in the coming weeks, with rains coming soon.
Regions of Thiès and Dakar (Niayes Strip) – market gardening area, orders remained active; they mainly concerned NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for gardening. Prices remained relatively stable.
Valley of the SENEGAL (Saint – Louis) River – A rice growing zone, where the hot off – season is very advanced. The demand in DAP (river valley) and the NPK 15 15 15 (Anambé basin) has decreased considerably because the spreading period has been exceeded. However, in the river valley, demand for market gardeners has remained active. The supply is running out but retailers have launched orders that would raise the level of supply by next month.


Sales trend (Comparisons from April to May)

Towns

Fertilizer (commercial)

Sales trend 

Price trend 

Saint- Louis DAP

NPK 10 10 20

NPK 9 23 30

Urea

 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 10 10

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 Kolda Urea

Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20

Urea

Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20

NPK 15 15 15

Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 May -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 12000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11500 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

APRIL 2018

Market Comments

The fertilizer market is marked by two trends according to the areas of production. In the rice-growing areas, trade maintained its good momentum especially during this hot off-season season. This campaign has mobilized many rice producers, causing an increase in planting areas. In the groundnut basin, in Casamance and the Niayes band, trade remained calm.
The Groundnut Basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), Fertilizer demand has dropped considerably because it is a rainfed area. Due to the weak demand, retailers make orders to stock up. Stocks are becoming less important, sometimes non-existent in some shops in Kaffrine. Others in Kaolack, on the other hand, still have small amounts of urea which are sold at unchanged prices.

In Casamance (Ziguinchor, Sedhiou and Kolda region), applications are rare except in Kolda specifically in the Anambé basin where the NPK 15 15 15 is very popular (off-season growing area). Given the sluggishness of the market, the supply has decreased significantly as resellers do not take the risk of making large orders.

Thiès and Dakar (Bande des Niayes) Regions -market gardening area, fertilizer demand remained dynamic; it mainly concern the complex fertilizers NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 for market gardening. Sales of NPK 6 20 10 and urea were less dynamic with slight declines in some stores.

Valley of the SENEGAL (Saint – Louis) River – rice growing area, the time has come for spreading, and the demand for DAP (rice fertilizer) has increased. According to operators, there has been occasional drops in fertilizer prices. Demand for urea and NPK 10 10 20 remained good. Fertilizer sales have been almost inactive in most stores.


Sales trend (Comparisons from March to April)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18 Feb -18 Mar -18 Apr -18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 12000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

MARCH 2018

Market Comments

The fertilizer market remained calm in the central zone and part of the southern zone. Meanwhile, in Valley of the river Senegal and in the Anambé basin, the demand of fertilizer has resumed in areas where rice is grown. Prices have changed a little, with some slight declines and occasional increases in the groundnut basin and in the valley.
The Groundnut Basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel), the fertilizer market has run out of pace because the majority of crops grown in those areas are under rain. Demand remained weak and localized while supply is average.

In Casamance (Ziguinchor, Sedhiou and Kolda region), specifically in the Kolda zone (Anambé Basin), off-season sowing started. That has led to an increase in the demand for complex fertilizer NPK 15 15 15.

Thiès and Dakar (Bande des Niayes) Regions – market gardening area, orders remained dynamic, especially for NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 compound fertilizers for market gardening.
in Valley of the river Senegal (Saint – Louis) – rice growing area, with the onset of the rice off – season sowing, the demand for DAP (rice fertilizer) has increased. Regarding gardening, the demand for urea and NPK 10 10 20 is still good.


Sales trend (Comparisons from February to March)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 12000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

FEBRUARY 2018

Market Comments

As in the previous month, the fertilizer market was heavily dependent on the level of market gardening control and availability at the store level. It is characterized by a clear decrease in the level of trade in the Groundnut Basin and the rice-growing areas, unlike in market gardening areas more or less important transactions are still noted. Sales prices remained relatively stable in all registered stores.

The fertilizer market has been relatively quiet in the Groundnut Basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel). Demand remains weak while supply is average. The few applications that have been registered come mainly from market gardeners. Resellers no longer keep large stocks in the stores. They mostly proceed by order.

Thiès and Dakar (Bande des Niayes) regions – Vegetable growing area, orders were dynamic mainly concerning NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 compound fertilizers for market gardening.

Valley of the river SENEGAL (Saint – Louis) – rice zone, with the end of the harvest, there was a slight decline in demand for DAP fertilizer (rice fertilizer). On the other hand, fertilizers used for market gardeners have been well sold. In this zone, where several fruit and vegetable export companies are located, large volume outflows in urea and NPK 10 10 20 have been recorded.


Sales trend (Comparisons from January to February)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 13000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

JANUARY 2018

Market Comments

Two major trends have marked the market of fertilizers this month: the market gardening areas have maintained the good momentum of the past month; on the other hand, the zones of cereal crops and legumes are carried away by a rather calm rhythm since the end of wintering. Prices remained stable in almost all production areas.

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)

The market has slowed down. As in the past month, weak demand has pushed resellers to significantly reduce their orders at the level of large production companies. However, some quantities sold at the same price as the previous month were recorded among market gardeners and some NGOs that run projects to support market gardeners.

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

The compound fertilizers (NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20) used for market gardening continued to be sold well at identical prices in the past month.

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

Despite the good availability of fertilizers, orders in DAP (rice fertilizer) have fallen sharply, due to the fact that producers are harvesting rice. Nevertheless, in this zone where the market gardening activity is also well developed, we have recorded quite significant sales of Urea and NPK 10 10 20 with the big market gardening companies.


Sales trend (Comparisons from December to January)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 12500 12500 12500 13000 12000 12000
Kaolack com 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 11000 12000 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

DECEMBER 2017

Market Comments

Agriculture is mainly rain fed, hence with the end of the rainy season and most crops already matured, farmers demand for fertilizer has declined sharply. The quantities sold by the stores have therefore fallen significantly. This is true for all farming areas, except the Niayes area and the valley as market gardening is practically all year in these areas. In most areas, prices remained stable with relative declines by location.

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)

The market is characterized by an increasingly weak demand. Given the low level of demand, supply has also fallen as retailers did not find it prudent to top restocks their stores and warehouse. However, sales of small quantities were observed with market gardeners.

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

NPK 15 10 10 and NPK 10 10 20 orders for market gardening are still high. Prices remained mainly stable compared to the past month.

Valley of the river SENEGAL (Saint – Louis)

In the main rice-growing areas, the situation has not changed significantly. It is characterized by declining demand as farmers are still harvesting. Orders of DAP (rice fertilizer) and 10 10 20 fell sharply. Large scale gardeners also made some orders during this month.


Sales trend (Comparisons from November to December)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 13750 12500 12500 14000 13000 12000
Kaolack com 12500 11000 11000 12500 11000 11000 12500 12000 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

NOVEMBER 2017

Market Comments

The fertilizer market remained calm as seasonal crops are matured, there was a sharp drop in demand and supply in most production areas. However, sales remained vibrant in market gardening areas (Niayes and the river valley). Prices remained relatively stable.

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)- Valley of the river SENEGAL (Saint – Louis)

In the main groundnut and cereal production areas, sales were slow as orders for DAP (rice fertilizer) and 10 10 20 became increasingly rare. Offers decreased significantly because retailers did not take the risk of making large orders. On the other hand, the market gardening activity in these areas continues to absorb just a small part of the urea’s supply. Prices have remained stable, but there are marginal decreases in some shops.

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

NPK 15 10 10 and 10 10 20 formulas all used for market gardening continued to keep the the market active. Prices remained stable mostly compared to last month.

As indicated last month, demand and supply of fertilizer is expected to continue to decline in the groundnut basin, river valley and Casamance. Unlike in the Niayes area, the market is expected to remain stable.


Sales trend (Comparisons from October to November)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17
Dakar com 12000 12000 12000 13750 13750 12500 14000 14000 13000
Kaolack com 12500 12500 11000 12500 12500 11000 12500 12500 12000
Saint- Louis com 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 30000 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000

OCTOBER 2017

Market Comments

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

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

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

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)

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

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

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


Sales trend (Comparisons from September to October)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales trend  Price trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

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

SEPTEMBER 2017

Market Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

Groundnut basin (Kaolack, Kaffrine, Diourbel)

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

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

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

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

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


Sales trend (Comparisons from August to September)

Towns Fertilizer (commercial) Sales Trend Price Trend 
Saint- Louis DAP
NPK 10 10 20
NPK 9 23 30
Urea
 Kaolack NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 10 10
NPK 15 15 15
Urea
 Kolda Urea
Sedhiou NPK 10 10 20
Urea
Ziguinchor NPK 10 10 20
NPK 15 15 15
Urea

 

Price trends over the past 3 months

NPK 15 15 15 Urea 46% NPK 10 10 20
FCFA/ 50 kg bag Type July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 July-17 Aug-17 Sep-17
Dakar com 12000 12000 12500 13750 13750 13000 14000 14000
Kaolack com 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500 12500
Saint- Louis 14500 14500 14500 15000 15000 15000
Sedhiou com 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500 27500
Thies com 17000 17000 17000 16500 16500 16500 16000 16000 16000
Ziguinchor com 23000 23000 23000 18500 18500 18500 25000 25000 25000
Publications

Senegal Fertilizer Statistics Overview 2015       2016 AFO CIV BKN MLI SGL Rapport atelier GTTE_SONGON Final         2013 CountrySTAT AfricaFertilizer.org GTTE Senegal rapport réunion technique 21-22 Nov 2013          The Fertilizer Supply Chain in Senegal