The global phosphorus fertilizer market was valued at USD 24.2 billion in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2018-2023). In year 2016, China was the largest phosphorus fertilizers producer with phosphorus fertilizers production of 16.4 million metric ton. China was the world’s leading producer of phosphorus fertilizers accounting for nearly 41.4% of the global phosphorus fertilizers market followed by US, India, Russia and Egypt in 2016.
Demand for phosphorus fertilizers has been increasing due to limited availability of arable land and growing consumption for meat and diverse food products. Phosphorus fertilizers are not applied to crops every year because plants generally absorb and store phosphorus for longer duration. Phosphorus fertilizers have various applications such as grains, oilseeds, fruits & vegetables and cereals. The global phosphorus fertilizers exports were USD 1.38 billion in 2017. China, Morocco and Israel are the significant exporters of phosphorus fertilizers together contributing a share 57.3% of world imports in 2016.
Declining availability of arable land per capita in various countries such as India, China, United States and others, is one of the major reason for augmenting the demand for phosphorus fertilizers as they aid in enhancing the yield. The amount of arable land per-person is declining and the population is expanding, hence, crop-yields must increase to meet food production needs. The crop protection is a key strategy adopted by farmers, to meet the global food demand. Usage of phosphorus fertilizers on crops is also a proven technology, in order to meet the growing demand for food products. There is little scope for expansion of agricultural land in future due to robust industrialization and urbanization. Growing demand for meat and other diverse food products along with increasing population can augment the demand for phosphorus fertilizers. Growth potential in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American markets is expected to provide ample opportunity for the phosphate fertilizer market’s growth at a considerable rate in the coming years.
The structure and functioning of the global market of phosphorus fertilizers has been constantly changing because supply and demand of phosphate rock are not regulated by the market and international free trade. They are controlled and managed by the government policies and strategies of state-owned firms. Thus, enhanced government intervention in response to significant changes in the global phosphorus fertilizers market adversely affect the market and the availability of phosphate rock also. There are various challenges which affect the phosphate fertilizers market such as P2O5 grade of phosphorus, cadmium pollution as it has harmful effects on human health and the environment and increasing awareness about inefficient use and loss of phosphate especially against the background of urbanization.
China is the world’s significant producer as well as exporter of phosphorus fertilizers. Its exports represent 25.3% of world exports in year 2016 and top importers from China are Indonesia, Australia and Iran. Chinese producers of phosphorus fertilizers face major challenges in respect of declining consumption, enhancement of stocks, increase in transportation costs and coal prices. Chinese phosphorus fertilizer consumption are declining which lead to low grade phosphorus fertilizer capacity. China’s phosphate reserves are decreasing which are adversely affecting the country’s ability to maintain and enhance the production capacity. There are various other factors which may affect the production in future such as decreasing state support, weaker producer margins, low utilization and spare capacity and stagnant future growth prospects.
January 2018 - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc., have merged together to form a new company Nutrien to provide crop inputs and services.
January 2018 – Mosaic acquired global phosphate, potash operations and chemical and fertilizers facilities of Vale Fertilizants.
Major Players of Global Phosphorus Fertilizers Market: CF Industries Holdings Inc., Eurochem Group Ag, Israel Chemicals Ltd and Phosagro amongst others.
Phosphorus Fertilizers Market
(2014 – 2023)
Largest Market Share by Region
CF Industries Holdings Inc., Eurochem Group Ag, Israel chemicals Ltd and Phosagro amongst others.
Phosphorus Fertilizers Market offers latest trends, growth prospects, industry competitiveness, major players, regional market share and forecast to 2023.
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Scope and Methodology
2.1 Study Deliverables
2.2 Study Assumptions
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Research Phases
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Limited Availablity of Arable Land
3.1.2 Increasing Population and Diverse Food Products Demand
3.1.3 Growing Demand for Bio-based and Micronutrient Fertilizer
3.2.1 Stringnet Regulations and Environemnt Constraints
3.2.2 Scarcity of Phosphate Rock
4. Industry Analysis
4.1 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.1.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.1.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.1.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.1.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.1.5 Competitive Rivalry
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Diammonium Phosphate (DAP)
5.1.2 Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Grains & Oilseeds
5.2.2 Fruits & Vegetables
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America
188.8.131.52 Rest of North America
184.108.40.206 Rest of Europe
220.127.116.11 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America
18.104.22.168 Rest of South America
5.3.5 Africa & Middle-East
22.214.171.124 South Africa
126.96.36.199 Rest of Africa & Middle-East
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Most Active Companies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
7. Company Profiles
7.1 CF industries Holdings Inc.
7.2 Coromandel International Ltd
7.3 Eurochem Group AG
7.4 Guizhou Wengfu Group Co. Ltd
7.5 Israel Chemicals Ltd
7.7 Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP)
7.9 The Mosaic Company
7.10 Yara International ASA
8. Future Outlook of the Market