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The Fertilizer Sector in Colombia

 |  December 10, 2018

By Dennis Sanchez Navarro, Jacobo Alberto Campo Robledo, Juan Pablo Herrera Saavedra (Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio) & Jenny-Paola Lis-Gutiérrez (Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz)

This study describes the fertilizer sector in Colombia, making a characterization about the international context, an explanation of the supply chain and the major indicators in terms of production, industry performance, trade, as well as the structure and concentration analysis. The latter identifies some striking facts in terms of competition that suggest a more detailed analysis on a particular set of products and recommends further the analysis of margins resulting from the distribution chain. Although the study estimates the distribution-chain margins in some municipalities in Colombia, the study suggests deepening in the analysis of margins in other products or presentations, where margins derived from the distribution activity, conjugated to a small number of actors, could lead to a significant price increases.

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