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Fertiliser Prices Hiked, Again

Fertiliser Prices Hiked, Again

The price of fertiliser has gone up again, with a 50kg bag of ammonium nitrate now priced at between US$55 and US$70, up from US$37.

The price hike comes at a time when the product is in huge demand following incessant rains that have been pounding most parts of the country, resulting in heavy leaching of soil nutrients.

In a statement on Friday, the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) bemoaned the increase in the price of fertilisers, saying it has increased the cost of production. The statement read in part:

There has been a significant rise in agricultural input prices, especially fertilizers to be more specific, nitrogenous fertilizers.

This has greatly increased the cost of production of most agricultural enterprises if not all.

Persistent rain the country is currently experiencing even increases the requirements of nitrogenous fertilizers as leaching increases.

In April last year, local fertiliser manufacturers said the shortage of foreign currency had hampered production.

They said the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s foreign currency auction system was failing to meet their needs.

More: NewsDay

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6 Comments

Hackers 5 months ago

Haaa apa varatidza kupusa..... vakut vaka kwidza fertilizer vagona hr,nyangweo mafamers achatongokwidza price yechibage zvikashaya basa......xaaa maths dzinenge shoma apa


chimuti 5 months ago

Wenhamo anongogara ariwenhamo ummmmmm zvakaoma


Nkust 5 months ago

Apake Tkt, $55,bag re fertilizer as inflation goes down, varume ka tikawana nguva ngatikwanei ne age yako Tkt uchangopedza ku supplement olevel wopinda munyika yakadai uchakuvara nemutoriro ukawana bada uchashandira ma China anokupa zifoshoro rinonokora 50kg nebhara rinezi handle rakareba 30m, kkkk woti zanupf iwe, anyway ikodzero yako we have to tolerate it ndiyo political maturity


Doug 5 months ago

Can the agriculture minister comment and, perhaps, act on this.


Mucitizen 5 months ago

Ko ZIMSTAT is saying inflation has marginally gone down wani? Some announcements ndeekungofadza vanhu pa rally ku Uzumba Maramba Pungwe. Isu ve CCC takaitawo Maths kuskool hativharwi kumeso zvekumhanya.


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Vakomana ka Zim ngaisa daro so u mmmmm shuwa firtlizer isvike kwese uko zanu zanu madii



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