Actual cost of fertlizer!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by meomypete, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. meomypete

    meomypete LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 19

    Someone is making a lot of money. WWW.fertecom.com
    DAP fob Tampa (metric tonne) $350.00
    DAP fob Central Florida (short ton) $308.75
    DAP fob NOLA (short ton) $312.50

    Urea (Prill) fob Yuzhnyy (metric tonne) $289.25
    Urea (Prill) fob Baltic (metric tonne) $282.50
    Urea (prill) fob China bulk/bagged (metric tonne) $283.75
    Urea (gran) fob barge NOLA (short ton) $305.00
    Urea (gran) fob Middle East (metric tonne) $293.75

    Ammonia fob Yuzhnyy (metric tonne) $200.00
    Ammonia cfr Tampa (metric tonne) $125.00

    Ammonium nitrate fob NOLA (short ton) $228.75

    UAN (32% N) fob NOLA (short ton) $208.75

    molten sulphur cfr Tampa/delivered C.Florida ($/long ton) $75.75
    solid sulphur - Adnoc monthly lifting price at Ruwais ($/tonne) $50.00
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  2. meomypete

    meomypete LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 19

  3. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    What is your point?
     
  4. grenskpr

    grenskpr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I was quoted 300.00 ton for UAN this morning
     
  5. meomypete

    meomypete LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 19

    My point is that the US economy is now built on markup & speculation. That is why the Obama Stimulus is not going to work because it feeds the economy sugar rather than letting the speculators eat their excesses and have true healthy prices. The bailouts will reward the wrong people to have any truly lasting fixes. Shop around and help the competitive do their thing.
     
  6. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Those prices reflect what the raw product is trading for on the commodities market. You have to allow for markup for trasportation to US if from abroad, trasportation to packing plant, bagging of material, markup of the wholesaler selling to you, the end user. Oh, and many of the vendors are sitting on fert. they bought long ago, when prices were not as favorable.

    That being said, fert prices from my vendor are down to Winter '07 levels:)
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,847

    Off topic but...
    Sounds like the Gasoline markets....
    Supply and demand my buns...
     
  8. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Gee...wonder if your customers know the true cost for you to cut their lawn?
     
  9. coiclawn

    coiclawn LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 60

    Good point. It pays to shop around, I go to the big chains for boots and spreader parts other than that there is nothing they carry that I can't get a damn site cheaper through my smaller distributor. It amazes me when I see all the landscaper and pc trucks rolling thru their building.Does the conenience of not getting out of your truck justify the high prices that they charge???? No matter what part of the country you live in if you look around hard enough you will find a wholesaler that will give you a much better deal and support.
     

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