Europe Fertilizers Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Europe Fertilizers market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe Fertilizers size report includes a market forecast to 2030 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Icons Lable Value Study Period 2017 - 2030 Market Size (2024) USD 52.67 Billion Market Size (2030) USD 72.27 Billion Largest Share by Crop Type Field Crops CAGR (2024 - 2030) 5.41 % Largest Share by Country Russia

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Europe Fertilizers Market Analysis

The Europe Fertilizers Market size is estimated at 52.67 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 72.27 billion USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.41% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

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52.67 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

72.27 Billion

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

5.40 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

5.41 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Largest segment by Product

23.90 %

value share, Ammonium Nitrate, 2023

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Ammonium nitrate emerged as the dominant nitrogenous fertilizer in the European market. They boast greater stability, preventing nitrogen loss through volatilization.

Largest Segment by Crop Type

84.07 %

value share, Field Crops, 2023

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The high consumption of fertilizers in the field crop segment is driven by the depletion of soil nutrients resulting from intensive farming and monocropping of field crops.

Fastest Growing Speciality Type

7.76 %

Projected CAGR, CRF, 2024-2030

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CRFs provides a gradual and sustained release of nutrients overs an extended period, offering improved efficiency which is contributing to it's market growth.

Largest segment by Country

20.94 %

value share, Russia, 2023

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Russia is one of the largest fertilizer-consuming countries in Europe. Easy accessibility and improved agricultural productivity are boosting fertilizer demand in Russia.

Leading Market Player

10.24 %

market share, Yara International ASA, 2022

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The strategic initiatives, including expansion, partnerships and, a focus on product innovation contributed to the company's growth and prominence in the market.

The use of soil-applied fertilizers is more in field crops

  • In 2022, field crops accounted for 84.2% of the fertilizer market value and are expected to grow by 80.6% during the study period. To increase yield, farmers are applying both conventional and specialty fertilizers. Most conventional fertilizers, which accounted for 87.3% of the market value in 2022, are applied to the soil for field crops.
  • The area under fruit and vegetable cultivation in the region decreased by 2.24% from 2016 to 2020. According to Eurostat, almost 90% of European consumers over the age of 15 fail to eat adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables.
  • Also, the decreased consumption of fruits and vegetables in the region resulted in a decrease in producer organizations from 1,712 in 2016 to 1,604 in 2020. Hence, the decreased consumption and area under cultivation are anticipated to result in marginal growth of the segment between 2023 and 2030. Producing in countries within close distance of Europe has become an attractive and economical option for European companies. Due to their low production costs, they can produce fresh fruit and vegetables early in the season when European produce is not yet ready for the market. This offers opportunities for nearby suppliers such as Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey.
  • The turf and ornamental segment of the market accounted for 6.1% of the overall fertilizer market in 2022. Ornamental production in the region increased by 9.3% from 2016 to 2019 and is anticipated to boost the segment with a CAGR of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030.
  • Hence, based on the aforementioned characteristics, the field crop and turf and ornamental fertilizer consumption is anticipated to grow significantly between 2023 and 2030.
Europe Fertilizers Market

The increasing need for higher food production and productivity is driving the growth of the market

  • France is one of the largest fertilizer-consuming countries in Europe, with an overall share of 11.7% in 2022. The market value was expected to reach USD 7.8 billion in the same year, with a 4.8% Y-o-Y growth. Among all countries, it stands second in terms of volume consumption after Russia.
  • Ukraine accounted for 10.6% of the total fertilizer consumption in Europe in 2022, with a volume consumption of 8.7 million metric tons. This may be due to the cultivation of high fertilizer-consuming crops like wheat, maize, and other field crops, which account for more than 90% of the area under cultivation.
  • The fertilizer market in Europe was valued at USD 65.1 billion in 2022, with a volume consumption of 81.7 million tons in the same year. The market has observed an increasing trend since 2017, with a dip in 2020 due to supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing war in Russia-Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia by various European countries may further affect the supplies from Russia, which is one of the important producers and suppliers of fertilizer to the European and international markets.
  • The heatwaves and droughts in various parts of Europe are expected to affect production in the coming years, which may lead to less usage of fertilizers in the region, slightly hindering the market growth.
  • Factors like the growing population's need for higher food production and productivity amid the decreasing area under cultivation are expected to drive the market. The adoption of advanced cultivation methods will also increase the usage of specialty fertilizers. Therefore, the market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.3% between 2023 and 2030.