Fertiliser Market Outlook Pilot Launched by AHDB

Published 15 December 15

AHDBGrouplogo _cmykexclusionThe Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) this week has released a pilot Fertiliser Market Outlook, in response to demand from levy payers across all the sectors.

The report, which will be published every two months, will give intelligence of changes and developments in the fertiliser supply market that may impact on fertiliser costs in the medium-term future.

Covering nitrogen, phosphates and potash supply and demand as well as a global market overview, the report aims to give growers more tools to help make fertiliser purchasing decisions.

The Fertiliser Market Outlook email has been sent out to a small number of levy payers, who are invited to provide feedback to AHDB.

Giles Blatchford, Head of Farm Economics, said: “This is part of our work across the whole AHDB, helping levy payers to manage costs and develop business resilience, particularly in times of volatile prices. The new fertiliser report is one of the tangible benefits of the new AHDB structure and closer working across the sectors, making your levy money go further than would previously have been possible.”

The AHDB Market Intelligence team is also working on a programme of work to complement the bimonthly report which will provide UK spot prices.

The official launch of the AHDB Fertiliser Market Outlook will take place in February 2016.

Anyone wishing to subscribe and/or provide feedback on the pilot issue should email the AHDB Market Intelligence team at MI@ahdb.org.uk.