Iowa Fertilizer Price Trends

These Iowa Average Fertilizer Price graphs show an overview of the trends in various fertilizer prices since January 2012. Overall, prices have declined since 2012, however there was a slight increase in the final weeks of 2017 and beginning of 2018. In 2012, urea prices were near $800/ton, but are down to $366/ton in January 2018. Liquid nitrogen 32% has averaged about $356/ton since 2012, but is currently only $228/ton. Liquid nitrogen 28% is also below the average over this time frame at $329/ton compared to the current average Iowa price of $198/ton, which is also slightly below the 12-month average ($213/ton). Anhydrous ammonia prices averaged $460/ton the first week in January 2018, which jumped over $80/ton since the beginning of December 2017. When looking at the Price/lb Nitrogen graph, you can see that anhydrous ammonia remains the cheapest price per pound of nitrogen.

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