DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Anhydrous Continues to Lead Fertilizer Price Hike

Todd Neeley
By  Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter
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The average retail price of anhydrous was $520 per ton the third week of November 2018, up $26/ton from last month and $110/ton from the same week last year. (DTN chart)

OMAHA (DTN) -- Anhydrous and MAP have continued to lead fertilizer prices higher month-over-month, according to retail prices tracked by DTN for the third week of November 2018.

The price of anhydrous came in at $520/ton, up from $494/ton one month ago and $410/ton one year ago. MAP recorded the second-highest price spike from $518/ton one month ago to $530/ton.

None of the remaining six fertilizers show significant price increases.

UAN32 prices increased $4/ton to $287/ton, UAN28 by $3/ton to $246/ton, potash by $3/ton to $368/ton, DAP by $3/ton to $501/ton, urea by $2/ton to $407/ton, while 10-34-0 had no change at $457/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.

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 20-24 2017 435 460 342 338
Dec 18-22 2017 445 485 344 348
Jan 15-19 2018 456 491 345 355
Feb 12-16 2018 457 495 345 357
Mar 12-16 2018 466 503 350 368
Apr 9-13 2018 482 504 353 369
May 7-11 2018 483 505 354 366
Jun 4-8 2018 484 505 354 364
Jul 2-6 2018 485 504 354 366
Jul 30- Aug 3 2018 488 505 355 366
Aug 27-31 2018 487 513 357 365
Sep 24-28 2018 494 520 361 385
Oct 22-26 2018 499 518 366 406
Nov 19-23 2018 501 530 368 407
Liquid
Date Range 10-34-0 ANHYD UAN28 UAN32
Nov 20-24 2017 403 410 216 272
Dec 18-22 2017 405 461 218 254
Jan 15-19 2018 407 485 226 260
Feb 12-16 2018 415 492 230 264
Mar 12-16 2018 421 503 237 282
Apr 9-13 2018 427 510 241 275
May 7-11 2018 431 512 241 276
Jun 4-8 2018 440 503 241 276
Jul 2-6 2018 443 505 242 279
Jul 30- Aug 3 2018 443 498 242 279
Aug 27-31 2018 446 480 233 271
Sep 24-28 2018 449 493 236 278
Oct 22-26 2018 457 499 243 284
Nov 19-23 2018 457 520 246 287

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