India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies to a record of more than 1.55 trillion rupees (US$20.64 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, to avoid potential shortages amid a sharp increase in global prices of chemicals, fertiliser and fuels.
Ravensdown and Ballance are blaming global supply and pricing dynamics for the latest price rise.
Both have bumped up urea prices by nearly 25% to $1,190/tonne.
Potash prices have also jumped by nearly $100/tonne. Ravensdown is selling potash at $995/t, Ballance at $1000/t.
Ravensdown has raised its superphosphate price from $339 to $367 but have told farmers that the new price will be maintained for the next six months.