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DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

By Russ Quinn
DTN Staff Reporter

OMAHA (DTN) -- Retail fertilizer prices continue their recent trend of mostly lower fertilizer prices, according to prices tracked by DTN for the second week of March 2019. This marks the third week in a row that prices are declining.

Like last week, five of the eight major fertilizers' prices were lower compared to last month. Once again, the moves lower were fairly minor. DAP had an average price of $510/ton, MAP $534/ton, urea $402/ton, UAN28 $269/ton and UAN32 $318/ton.

Three fertilizers were higher compared to the prior month, but again the move higher was slight. Potash had an average price of $386/ton, anhydrous $596/ton and UAN32 $318/ton.

On a price per pound of nitrogen basis, the average urea price was at $0.44/lb.N, anhydrous $0.36/lb.N, UAN28 $0.48/lb.N and UAN32 $0.50/lb.N.

The prices of all eight major fertilizers are now higher, compared to last year: MAP by 6%, both DAP and urea are up 9%, potash rose by 10%, 10-34-0 by 11%, UAN32 by 13%, UAN28 increased 14%, and anhydrous jumped 19%.

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.

Mar 12-16 2018466503350368
Apr 9-13 2018482504353369
May 7-11 2018483505354366
Jun 4-8 2018484505354364
Jul 2-6 2018485504354366
Jul 30- Aug 3 2018488505355366
Aug 27-31 2018487513357365
Sep 24-28 2018494520361385
Oct 22-26 2018499518366406
Nov 19-23 2018501530368407
Dec 17-21 2018508532377407
Jan 14-18 2019512534383407
Feb 11-15 2019512537385405
Mar 11-15 2019510534386402
Date Range10-34-0ANHYDUAN28UAN32
Mar 12-16 2018421503237282
Apr 9-13 2018427510241275
May 7-11 2018431512241276
Jun 4-8 2018440503241276
Jul 2-6 2018443505242279
Jul 30- Aug 3 2018443498242279
Aug 27-31 2018446480233271
Sep 24-28 2018449493236278
Oct 22-26 2018457499243284
Nov 19-23 2018457520246287
Dec 17-21 2018457565265304
Jan 14-18 2019462580270305
Feb 11-15 2019470596271318
Mar 11-15 2019469596269318

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