Fertilizers are essential substances containing nutrients that farmers use to apply in the soil so that plants absorb them to grow and flourish. These fertilizers contain nutrients and minerals that help in the development of plants. Fertilizer prices in Pakistan have been increasing for the past few years. All the latest prices of fertilizers are available in this article. They are taken from the federal budget 2023-2024.
Fertilizers are a main component that plays a vital role in the agriculture sector of Pakistan. Agriculture in Pakistan contributes to almost 40% of the labor force and to the major chunk of GDP. In this article, I will take you through the current prices of fertilizers including what factors determine the prices of fertilizers in Pakistan.
Prices of Fertilizer in Pakistan
The prices of different types of fertilizers vary today. Urea, which can be Sarsabz or Sona, costs between Rs. 2,440 – 2,876 for a 50 KG bag. SSP is priced from Rs. 2,000 to 2,500. SOP Granular is available at Rs. 15,500 – 16,000 per bag, while SOP Granular from FFC costs between Rs. 15,500 – 16,000. MOP from FFC is priced at Rs. 11,900 – 12,100 per bag.
Sarsabz NP fertilizer is available at Rs. 9,370. The price of NPK is between Rs. 8,000 – 8,100. DAP (Sona, Pakarab, or FFC) can be purchased at a price range of Rs. 12,000 – 13,000. DAP from Sarsabz costs Rs. 12,000 to 12,910. For Sarsabz CAN-G, the price is Rs. 2,120, and for Sarsabz CAN-F, it is Rs. 2,099. Sona Boran in a 3 KG pack is priced at Rs. 950, while Sona Zinc Granular in a 3 KG pack costs Rs. 2,250. Lastly, Efert. Agritrade Zorawar is priced at Rs. 12,175 per 50 KG bag.
Khad Rate List in Pakistan
|Serial No||Fertilizer / Khad||Average Price per 50 KG Bag|
|1||SOP Granular||Rs. 11,570|
|2||DAP – Sarsabz||Rs. 12,000 to 12,910|
|3||NPK||Rs. 8,000 – 8,100|
|4||Sarsabz NP||Rs. 9,370|
|5||Sarsabz CAN-G||Rs. 2,120|
|6||Sarsabz CAN-F||Rs. 2,099|
|7||Sona Zinc Granular (3 KG pack)||Rs. 2,250|
|8||Urea – Sarsabz or Sona||Rs. 2,440 – 2,876|
|9||SSP||Rs. 2,000 to 2,500|
|10||Sona Boran (3 KG pack)||Rs. 950|
|11||MOP – FFC||Rs. 11,900 – 12,100|
|12||Efert. Agritrade Zorawar||Rs. 12,175|
|13||DAP (Sona, Pakarab or FFC)||Rs. 12,000 – 13,000|
|14||SOP Granular- FFC||Rs. 15,500 – 16,000|
Factors Affecting Fertilizer Prices in Pakistan
The price of fertilizers in Pakistan depends on many things. One important factor is the international market because Pakistan buys a lot of fertilizers from other countries like China and Saudi Arabia. If the prices in the global market change, it definitely affects the price of Khad in Pakistan.
Another thing that affects the Khad price is the availability of domestic gas. Gas is needed to make Khad, so if there are changes in its supply, it can affect how much it costs to make Khad and, in turn, how much it costs to buy it. The government’s taxes and other fees can also make a difference in the price of Khad.
Subsidiaries and Their Role in the Prices of Fertilizers
Since the use of fertilizers is crucial in the agricultural sector, it is important that the government keep the prices of Khad as low as possible. For this, the government of Pakistan provide subsidies to farmer especially small-scale farmers to share their burden. This burden is taken by the government to provide support and to promote the agriculture of the country since it yields a major portion of GDP.
However, transparency in the process of providing subsidies is crucial. It has been reported that these subsidies are not given to small farmers instead mafias take and exploit them. Additionally, critics also say that the provision of these subsidies affects the overall budget of the government, and the money can be put to better use.
High-Quality Fertilizer Companies in Pakistan
The following companies provide high-quality fertilizers in Pakistan.
- Fatima Fertilizers (including Pak Arab Fertilizer Ltd.) Khad Factory
- Engro Fertilizers
- Fauji Fertilizers FFC