30 March 2010 21:30 [Source: ICIS news]
USDA’s overall March index for production prices, at 184 (1990-1992 = 100), was unchanged from February, but was four points (2.2%) above March 2009.
The index for fertilizers, at 295, was up 6.1% from February, but was 7.8% below March a year ago, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
The March chemical index for herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, at 124, decreased 8.8% in February and 18% from March 2009.
The March fuels index, at 277, was up 0.4% from a month earlier and 45% above March 2009.
Compared with February, prices were higher for diesel and gasoline but lower for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), according to the USDA.
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