Wednesday, 15 December 2021 10:55

Fert prices up, again!

Written by  Sudesh Kissun
Potash prices have jumped by nearly $100/tonne. Potash prices have jumped by nearly $100/tonne.

The country's two largest fertiliser traders have increased prices, for the second time in as many months.

Ravensdown and Ballance are blaming global supply and pricing dynamics for the latest price rise.

Both have bumped up urea prices by nearly 25% to $1,190/tonne.

Potash prices have also jumped by nearly $100/tonne. Ravensdown is selling potash at $995/t, Ballance at $1000/t.

Ravensdown has raised its superphosphate price from $339 to $367 but have told farmers that the new price will be maintained for the next six months.

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