Europe Liquid Fertilizer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Europe Liquid Fertilizer Market is segmented by Nutrient Type (Nitrogen, Potassium, Micronutrients, and Other Nutrients), Ingredient Type (Synthetic and Organic), Mode of Application (Foliar, Aerial, Starter Solutions, Fertigation, and Injections to Soil), Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Commercial Crops, and Other Applications), and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe).

Market Snapshot

Europe Liquid Fertilizer Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.8 %

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Market Overview

The European liquid fertilizer market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2021-2026). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the European liquid fertilizer market has been minimal, mainly due to transportation barriers. The COVID-19 impact of lockdowns or disruptions has been exempted by the government for all types of agricultural activities. Hence, there has been no such effect of COVID-19. Indeed, the agrochemical companies have made double-digit profits as compared to last year due to panic buying behavior from farmers. Liquid fertilizers help in the efficient usage of plant nutrients, thereby minimizing environmental issues. In addition, the rapid rise in demand for high-efficiency fertilizers, ease of use and application, adoption of precision farming, protection of crops, and related environmental concerns are some of the major factors that augment the market growth. The energy-efficient production technology with reduced greenhouse gas emissions has driven the production of liquid fertilizers in the region, thus driving the liquid fertilizer market in Europe. France has the largest market for liquid fertilizers in Europe, accounting for a 36.0% share in the overall market in 2019. The rising rates of agricultural land conversion and aging farming demography in France are set further to drive the liquid fertilizer market in the country.

Scope of the Report

Liquid fertilizers are concentrates or water-soluble powders of synthetic chemicals or organic substances that either contain a mix of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other micronutrients or are blended manure from various organic ingredients. They are an efficient source of uniform application for increased and healthier yields.

The European liquid fertilizer market is segmented by nutrient type (nitrogen, potassium, micronutrients, and other nutrients), ingredient type (synthetic and organic), mode of application (foliar, aerial, starter solutions, fertigation, and injections to soil), and application (grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, commercial crops, and other applications). The market is segmented by geography into Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe.

Nutrient Type
Other Nutrients
Ingredient Type
Mode of Application
Foliar Application
Aerial Application
Starter Solutions
Injection into Soil
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Applications
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Energy-Efficient Nitrogen Fertilizer Production is Driving the Market

The European mandate on high-quality fertilizers with environmentally sustainable performance has obliged the fertilizer producers to invest heavily in energy-efficient technology in the production of ammonia across the region. According to the Annual Overview by Fertilizers Europe for 2016-2017, the ammonia plants in western Europe are the most energy-efficient with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions per ton of ammonia produced. This has positioned Europe as one of the leading energy-efficient producers of liquid nitrogen fertilizers since the introduction of the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS). The leading companies in the region are also developing a wide range of fully water-soluble or liquid fertilizers for application through irrigation water (fertigation) and foliar treatments. However, the increasing input costs of minerals and the rising vulnerability to the fluctuating trade policies in the world have ensured only a stable growth of liquid fertilizers in Europe in recent years as compared to other regions such as the Asia-Pacific belt.

Europe Liquid Fertilizer Market Key Trends

France Dominates the European Liquid Fertilizers Market

France is the largest market accounting for a 36.8% share in the European liquid fertilizer market in 2019. Owing to a decline in the area of land dedicated to crop production, the usage of liquid fertilizers per hectare of arable land is expected to rise, as they cover a hugely uniform area when applied to plants resulting in optimized crop yields. The rising rates of land conversion to settlement and infrastructure coupled with the aging farming community are further set to boost the demand for liquid fertilizers in France. According to the Feeding Life 2030 report published by Fertilizers Europe, the region is witnessing a major generational change as the average European farmer is 51 years old, with 31.0% of farmers older than 65 years of age. Moreover, the growing awareness about the environmental benefits of organic-based liquid fertilizers is resulting in the usage of greater concentrations of liquid fertilizers by farmers to cater to the growing need for food crops across the country.

Europe Liquid Fertilizer Market Share

Competitive Landscape

The European liquid fertilizer market is fragmented with a few international players and other regional competitors intensifying the competition in the market for maintaining a stable customer base and capture major market shares. Some of the most notable companies in the market are Yara International ASA, Nutrien Ltd, ICL Fertilizers, Haifa Group, Tessenderlo Group, K+S Aktiengesellschaft, CF Industries Holdings Inc., and Borealis AG, among others. The companies have been focusing on facility expansions and developing new products to enhance their product portfolio to strategize their hold in the European liquid fertilizer market.

Recent Developments

In October 2018, Borealis L.A.T, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Borealis Group, launched a precision agriculture tool called NutriGuide, in order to enable farmers to optimize fertilizer use, including liquid fertilizers through better intuitive guidance in fertilizer application.

In September 2017, Tessenderlo Group expanded its local presence with the establishment of a new liquid fertilizer plant in Rouen, France, which is engaged in producing and distributing the liquid fertilizer Thio-Sul.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Nutrient Type

      1. 5.1.1 Nitrogen

      2. 5.1.2 Potassium

      3. 5.1.3 Micronutrients

      4. 5.1.4 Other Nutrients

    2. 5.2 Ingredient Type

      1. 5.2.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.2.2 Organic

    3. 5.3 Mode of Application

      1. 5.3.1 Foliar Application

      2. 5.3.2 Aerial Application

      3. 5.3.3 Starter Solutions

      4. 5.3.4 Fertigation

      5. 5.3.5 Injection into Soil

    4. 5.4 Application

      1. 5.4.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.4.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.4.3 Commercial Crops

      4. 5.4.4 Fruits and Vegetables

      5. 5.4.5 Other Applications

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Germany

      2. 5.5.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.5.3 France

      4. 5.5.4 Spain

      5. 5.5.5 Italy

      6. 5.5.6 Russia

      7. 5.5.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Yara International ASA

      2. 6.3.2 Nutrien Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 ICL Fertilizers

      4. 6.3.4 Haifa Group

      5. 6.3.5 Tessenderlo Group

      6. 6.3.6 K+S Aktiengesellschaft

      7. 6.3.7 Compo Expert

      8. 6.3.8 CF Industries Holdings Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 Borealis AG

      10. 6.3.10 Van Iperen International



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Liquid Fertilizers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Liquid Fertilizers Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.8% over the next 5 years.

Yara International ASA, Nutrien Ltd., ICL Fertilizers, Haifa Group, Tessenderlo Group are the major companies operating in Europe Liquid Fertilizers Market.

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