KARACHI - The leading fertilizer manufacturers namely Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC), Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) and Engro Fertilizer Limited (ENGRO) all have increased the ex-factory urea price by Rs30 per bag to Rs 780. After this recent hike, retail price of urea is hovering around Rs810 per bag. Engro was the first to announce the increase in price while other responded the same. The recent surge in fertilizer prices is due to increase in transportation and fuel costs arising from cost push inflationary pressures. Low bargaining power of the farmers swings the balance in favour of the fertilizer producers which keep on passing the rising costs to the farmers.