Foliar Fertilizer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The global foliar fertilizer market is analyzed by Nutrient (Macro-Nutrients and Micro-Nutrients), Crop (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Fruits and Vegetables, and Turf & Ornamentals), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa).

Market Snapshot

liquid fertilizers market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.5 %

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Market Overview

The foliar fertilizer market is projected to witness a CAGR of 6.5 % during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The increasing number of indoor farms, decreasing arable land, and the immediate effect of the plant to the foliar application of fertilizers the crop are the major factors that are driving the foliar fertilizer market.
  • North America is expected to be the largest market followed by Europe, the second-largest market. The emerging hydroponic and vertical farm start-ups in developing nations such as India and other Asian countries are likely to boost the market for foliar fertilizers Asia-Pacific, keeping it as the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.
  • For instance, In 2017; a start-up vertical farm named Urban Kissan was started in India. Japan has one of the largest vertical farming companies in the globe with 25,000 sq.ft in 12 different locations, which has a production capacity of 10,000 lettuce heads per day.

Scope of the Report

Foliar fertilizers are the chemical solutions that are directly applied to the leaf of crops to supply various nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and micro-nutrients to the crop. Foliar fertilizer market is analyzed by nutrient, crop, and geography, The report also includes a detailed analysis of the market share of the major players and their most adopted business strategies.

Nutrient Type
Cereals & Grains
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Turf and Ornamentals
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Indoor farming

Indoor farming is growing across the world considering its benefits over outdoor farming. Despite the high investment, high productivity and a substantial decrease in the usage of water, pesticide, and crop nutrition products are boosting indoor farming across the globe. While the majority of the indoor farms operating on soil-less cultivation systems such as hydroponics, vertical farming, and aeroponics, the choose foliar spraying to provide additional nutrition. This is likely to boost the usage of foliar fertilizers across the globe. According to a survey conducted by Artemis AG in 2017; in the United States, only 24% of the indoor farms are using soil as one of the media for cultivation, whereas 76% of the indoor farms in the country are using other forms of cultivation media.

indoor farms in US

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North America is projected to remain the largest market

North America is projected to witness a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The increasing demand for highly nutritious food is the major driver that is boosting the need for indoor farming which in turn affecting the sale of foliar fertilizers in the region. For instance, the demand for greenhouse tomatoes and lettuce is increasing in the United States, leading to an increase in indoor farming in the country. Similarly, as per the Canada agriculture census 2011-16, the area under green house cultivation in Ontario has registered 30% increase between 2011 and 2016.

foliar fertilizers

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Competitive Landscape

Yara International ASA, Haifa Group., ICL Specialty Fertilizers, Stoller Europe SLU, and J.R. Simplot Company are major players in the global foliar fertilizer market, together accounting for major market share. Mergers & acquisition, partnership, expansion, and product launch are the most adopted business strategies by the major players. For instance,

  • Yara North America launched YaraVita Optimum Turf in 2019, a foliar nutrition specifically designed for turf and ornamental in the North America region.
  • AmegA Sciences USA, US fertilizer developer has launched its six new foliar nutrition products in 2019.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      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 Macronutrients

        1. Nitrogen

        2. Phosphorus

        3. Potassium

      2. 5.1.2 Micronutrients

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals & Grains

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Turf and Ornamentals

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Argentina

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    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 Haifa Group.

      3. 6.3.3 ICL Specialty Fertilizers

      4. 6.3.4 Stroller Europe SLU

      5. 6.3.5 J.R. Simplot Company

      6. 6.3.6 AgroLiquid.

      7. 6.3.7 SprayGro.

      8. 6.3.8 AgNova Technologies Pty Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 Nakashima Co.,Ltd

      10. 6.3.10 Arysta Lifescience South Africa.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The undefined market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The undefined is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Yara North America, Haifa Group., ICL Specialty Fertilizers, STOLLER EUROPE SLU, J.R. Simplot Company are the major companies operating in undefined.

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