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Fertilizers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Fertilizers Market is segmented by Type (Straight and Complex Fertilizers), Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts in value (USD) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Fertilizers Market Overview
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 3.8 %
Fertilizers Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The fertilizers market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period, (2022-2027).

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the fertilizer industry has been significantly affected in many parts of the world by the outset of the pandemic. Due to the shortage of labor and the shutdown of a few fertilizer plants located in the integrated chemical complexes, shipments were affected in the initial lockdown process. China, being the epicenter of the pandemic, was greatly impacted in the beginning. However, the conditions in the country have stabilized, and production rates have increased for all fertilizers. Hence, the overall effect of COVID-19 on the fertilizer industry is observed to be moderate.

Over the long term, the technological innovations in the industry, coupled with the growing demand for N, P, and K and micronutrient fertilizers, are expected to drive the market growth. However, regulatory and environmental constraints and high production costs are likely to act as drawbacks in the industry.

Asia-Pacific is the largest fertilizers market in 2021. China is the largest consumer of fertilizers in the Asia-Pacific region, and it accounted for around 42.5% share in the Asia-Pacific fertilizer market in 2021. China feeds 22% of the world’s population with merely 12.68% of the arable land. China implemented the Action Plan for the Zero Increase of Fertilizer Use in 2015, which led to a decrease in the growth rate of fertilizer use in the country in the following years. However, many foliage fertilizers have been introduced in China in recent years.

Scope of the Report

Fertilizers are natural or artificial substances containing chemical elements that improve the growth and productiveness of plants. Fertilizers enhance the soil’s natural fertility or replace the chemical elements taken from the soil by previous crops. Modern fertilizers include nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers. Some fertilizers also contain certain "micronutrients" such as zinc and other metals that are necessary for plant growth. 

The Fertilizers Market is segmented by Type (Straight and Complex Fertilizers), Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts in value (USD) for all the above segments. 

Type
Straight Fertilizers
Nitrogenous Fertilizers
Urea
Calcium Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulfate
Anhydrous Ammonia
Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers
Phosphatic Fertilizers
Mono-ammonium Phosphate (MAP)
Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP)
Single Super Phosphate (SSP)
Triple Super Phosphate (TSP)
Other Phosphatic Fertilizers
Potash Fertilizers
Muriate of Potash (MoP)
Sulfate of Potash (SoP)
Secondary Macronutrient Fertilizers
Calcium Fertilizers
Magnesium Fertilizers
Sulfur Fertilizers
Micronutrient Fertilizers
Zinc
Manganese
Copper
Iron
Boron
Molybdenum
Other Micronutrient Fertilizers
Complex Fertilizers
Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Crop Types
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Africa
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Decreasing Per Capita Arable Land and Increasing Food Demand

The global population is increasing at a rapid rate. This growing population is adding to the food demand. Supplying food to this growing population has become a threat. On the other hand, arable land is declining due to industrialization and urbanization. The FAO revealed in 'The Resource Outlook to 2050' that at this time, more than 1.50 billion hectares of the world’s land surface (about 12%) is used for crop production. There is little scope for further expansion of agricultural land.

As per several reports, the per capita arable land area will decline to 0.18 ha by 2050 across the world, compared to 0.15 ha in developing countries and 0.42 ha in developed countries. Further, the global population of 7.4 billion in 2016 is projected to increase to 9.7 billion by 2050, with almost all increases occurring in developing countries. Thus, it is recommended that global food production be increased by 60.0% to 70.0% between 2005 and 2050. As a result of population expansion and a steady land degradation rate, the per capita land is expected to decrease in the future. Thus, this has led to a situation where there is pressure on the existing arable land to produce more food using technologically advanced fertilizers in a sustainable way.

Fertilizers Market Growth

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

Asia-Pacific is the largest fertilizers market and accounts for around 47.7% of the overall market in 2021. Southeast Asia is the major fertilizer consumer in Asia-Pacific, with China representing approximately half of the consumption. The demand for nitrogenous fertilizers in Asia is recorded as strong. However, the market for potassium fertilizers is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Demand in Southeast Asia is expected to grow further with the increasing use of neem coated urea, upscaling of Direct Benefit Transfer to farmers, and rapid adoption of water-soluble fertilizers.

In the Asia-Pacific region, rice is a big nitrogen-consuming crop. In order to boost the agriculture production in the country, the Thai government supported the farmers by providing subsidies for on-farm inputs. For instance, in 2019, the government announced to launch of new stimulus measures for Thai farmers in the form of cheap fertilizers. With the increasing agriculture production and various government schemes, the demand for fertilizers in Thailand is expected to grow during the study period

Fertilizers Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The fertilizers market is consolidated, and the major players constitute a large share, while the other fertilizer companies constitute a smaller part of the market share. The major players in the market are Yara International ASA, The Mosaic Company, Nutrien Limited, EuroChem Group, CF Industries, PhosAgro, Bunge Limited, K+S Aktiengesellschaft​, and Groupe OCP, among others.

Recent Developments

In September 2021, Yara acquires Finish colan to expand it organic fertilizer business which shows company commitment to play bigger role in organic fertilizer business.

In August 2020, Yara East Africa introduced a micronutrient fertilizer, Yara Microp, to improve maize yields in Western Kenya. Yara Microp is a blended product with nitrogen, phosphorus, ammoniacal nitrogen, sulfur, and zinc, enabling maize crops to grow faster and produce higher yields.

In January 2020, Nutrien Ltd purchased Agrosema Commerical Agricola Ltd to expand its roots in the growing Brazilian agriculture market.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overveiw

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Straight Fertilizers

        1. 5.1.1.1 Nitrogenous Fertilizers

          1. 5.1.1.1.1 Urea

          2. 5.1.1.1.2 Calcium Ammonium Nitrate

          3. 5.1.1.1.3 Ammonium Nitrate

          4. 5.1.1.1.4 Ammonium Sulfate

          5. 5.1.1.1.5 Anhydrous Ammonia

          6. 5.1.1.1.6 Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers

        2. 5.1.1.2 Phosphatic Fertilizers

          1. 5.1.1.2.1 Mono-ammonium Phosphate (MAP)

          2. 5.1.1.2.2 Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP)

          3. 5.1.1.2.3 Single Super Phosphate (SSP)

          4. 5.1.1.2.4 Triple Super Phosphate (TSP)

          5. 5.1.1.2.5 Other Phosphatic Fertilizers

        3. 5.1.1.3 Potash Fertilizers

          1. 5.1.1.3.1 Muriate of Potash (MoP)

          2. 5.1.1.3.2 Sulfate of Potash (SoP)

        4. 5.1.1.4 Secondary Macronutrient Fertilizers

          1. 5.1.1.4.1 Calcium Fertilizers

          2. 5.1.1.4.2 Magnesium Fertilizers

          3. 5.1.1.4.3 Sulfur Fertilizers

        5. 5.1.1.5 Micronutrient Fertilizers

          1. 5.1.1.5.1 Zinc

          2. 5.1.1.5.2 Manganese

          3. 5.1.1.5.3 Copper

          4. 5.1.1.5.4 Iron

          5. 5.1.1.5.5 Boron

          6. 5.1.1.5.6 Molybdenum

          7. 5.1.1.5.7 Other Micronutrient Fertilizers

      2. 5.1.2 Complex Fertilizers

    2. 5.2 Crop Type

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Commercial Crops

      4. 5.2.4 Fruits and Vegetables

      5. 5.2.5 Other Crop Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.3.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.3.2.6 Russia

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 India

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 Rest of Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Yara International

      2. 6.3.2 The Mosaic Company

      3. 6.3.3 UralChem JC

      4. 6.3.4 Nutrien Limited

      5. 6.3.5 CF Industries

      6. 6.3.6 Bunge Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Syngenta AG

      8. 6.3.8 ICL Fertilizers

      9. 6.3.9 Sumitomo Chemicals Co Ltd.

      10. 6.3.10 Indian Farmer Fertilizer Cooperative Limited

      11. 6.3.11 Haifa Group

      12. 6.3.12 Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM)

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Fertilizers Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

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

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

The Mosaic Company, Yara International, Nutrien Limited, Bunge Limited, CF Industries are the major companies operating in Global Fertilizers Market.

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