Fertilizer Market Dashboard

The war in Ukraine is sending fertilizer prices soaring, intensifying fears of reduced global food production and higher food prices. Prices for all main fertilizers have spiked in view of sanctions against and export restrictions by Russia, the world's largest fertilizer producer. Prices for natural gas, a key input for fertilizer production, are up as well, resulting in higher costs for fertilizer producers and reduced output - further affecting global supplies.

The Fertilizer Market Dashboard provides you several ways to monitor this unfolding situation. The latest monthly prices for major fertilizers and natural gas are provided. Other tabs show the importance of fertilizer imports for a country's agricultural sector and exposure to the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Explore these and all of the features of the dashboard below.

The tool: Fertilizer Market Dashboard

Dashboard variable description

Fertilizer and yields
Scatter plot. Relations between yield and fertilizer application rate (kg by Ha of cropland)
country level data, by nutrient or total, 3 years
Fertilizer prices
Line chart. World markets, USD per MT or Index
Fertilizer products (7), monthly data
Bloomberg, ArgusMedia
Input Cost: Natural Gas prices
Line chart. Evolution of Natural Gas prices. USD per mmBTU
EU and US markets, monthly data (based on daily prices)
NY Mercantile, ICE
Dependency Ratio
Map showing the dependency ratio (Net imports divided by agricultural use, bounded by 0-1).
3 nutrients, 3 years available, all countries
Impacts of Export Restrictions
Maps and bar charts.  Share of fertilizer imports and use impacted by export restrictions. List of restrictions (table).
All countries, 3 nutrients
IFPRI Food and Fertilizer export restriction tracker
Exposure to Russia-Ukraine conflict
Maps and bar charts.  Share of fertilizer imports and use impacted originated from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia
All countries, 3 nutrients
IFPRI trade in nutrients database
Application rate
Map Total application rate by Ha of cropland
All countries, 3 years
Country Profile
Bar charts and table. Country profile with agricultural use, export, import, net imports and production. Value displayed in Metric tons of nutrients, country ranking in the world and global shares. Yields and application rate in Tons, and Kg per Ha.
Individual Country, 3 years, 3 nutrients
(with adjustments)
Main exporters and importers
Exports and imports. Bubble graphs.
All Countries, 3 years, 3 nutrients
(with adjustments)
Production and Use
Production and Agricultural Use. Maps and bubble graphs.
All Countries, 3 years, 3 nutrients
(with adjustments)