DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

By Russ Quinn
DTN Staff Reporter

OMAHA (DTN) -- Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the first week of November show the continued trend of higher prices.

Anhydrous prices increased 6%, the most significant price move this week. The nitrogen fertilizer had an average price of $517/ton, up $29 per ton from the same time last month. It's $108/ton higher than last year.

The seven remaining fertilizers were also higher, although less significantly.

Urea prices increased $14/ton from last month to $407/ton.

Both UAN28 and UAN32 prices gained $7/ton to $245/ton and $287/ton respectively.

The prices of MAP and 10-34-0 each rose $6/ton. MAP was $529/ton, while 10-34-0 was $458/ton.

At $506/ton, DAP prices increased $5/ton.

Retail potash prices, up $3/ton from last month, were $368/ton.

On a price per pound of nitrogen basis, the average urea price was at $0.44/lb.N, anhydrous $0.32/lb.N, UAN28 $0.44/lb.N and UAN32 $0.45/lb.N.

All eight of the major fertilizers are now higher compared to last year with prices showing significant gains in recent months. UAN32 is 6% higher; potash is 8% more expensive; both 10-34-0 and UAN28 are 14% higher; MAP is 15% more expensive; DAP is 17% higher; urea is 20% more expensive and anhydrous is now 27% higher compared to last year.

DTN collects roughly 1,700 retail fertilizer bids from 310 retailer locations weekly. Not all fertilizer prices change each week. Prices are subject to change at any time.

DTN Pro Grains subscribers can find current retail fertilizer price in the DTN Fertilizer Index on the Fertilizer page under Farm Business.

Retail fertilizer charts dating back to 2010 are available in the DTN fertilizer segment. The charts included cost of N/lb., DAP, MAP, potash, urea, 10-34-0, anhydrous, UAN28 and UAN32.

DRY
Date Range DAP MAP POTASH UREA
Nov 6-10 2017 434 459 341 338
Dec 4-8 2017 438 471 343 344
Jan 1-5 2018 452 490 345 350
Jan 29-Feb 2 2018 458 492 344 355
Feb 26-Mar 2 2018 461 497 346 361
Mar 26-30 2018 470 506 350 370
Apr 23-27 2018 485 504 353 367
May 21-25 2018 483 504 354 364
Jun 18-22 2018 485 505 354 364
Jul 16-20 2018 486 505 354 366
Aug 13-17 2018 487 508 356 363
Sep 10-14 2018 491 518 362 380
Oct 8-12 2018 501 523 365 393
Nov 5-9 2018 506 529 368 407
LIQUID
Date Range 10-34-0 ANHYD UAN28 UAN32
Nov 6-10 2017 403 409 216 272
Dec 4-8 2017 404 424 215 251
Jan 1-5 2018 409 474 219 256
Jan 29-Feb 2 2018 415 491 227 261
Feb 26-Mar 2 2018 416 496 233 279
Mar 26-30 2018 425 507 237 272
Apr 23-27 2018 431 507 241 277
May 21-25 2018 439 504 241 276
Jun 18-22 2018 440 503 242 277
Jul 16-20 2018 442 503 243 279
Aug 13-17 2018 446 481 233 271
Sep 10-14 2018 449 487 238 278
Oct 8-12 2018 452 488 238 280
Nov 5-9 2018 458 517 245 287

Russ Quinn can be reached at russ.quinn@dtn.com

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