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

The India Fertilizer Market is Segmented by Product (Nitrogenous Fertilizers, Phosphatic Fertilizers, Potash Fertilizers, Complex Fertilizers, Secondary Nutrient Fertilizers, and Micronutrient Fertilizers) and Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Applications). The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in value (USD million).

India Fertilizer Market

Fertilizer Market Size in India
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 11.9 %
India Fertilizer Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Indian fertilizer market is projected to register a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period 2022-2027.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Indian fertilizer market has been low, as the national government exempted this sector from lockdown restrictions. However, the sector faced challenges due to a shortage of labor and raw materials, which affected shipments during the initial lockdown. The Indian government took measures to ensure fertilizers were available to farmers amid the lockdown, resulting in increased fertilizers sales. India is the second-largest consumer of fertilizers globally, with an annual consumption of more than 55 million ton.

Over the long term, increasing agricultural production to meet the food demand of the country’s growing population is expected to drive the demand for fertilizers. Among the various types of fertilizers used in India, urea, a nitrogen source, is one of the most consumed fertilizers. In 2020, urea consumption in India amounted to over 33 million ton compared to other fertilizers, and the consumption volume of urea was the highest across the country that year, followed by diammonium phosphate (DAP), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (India).

Scope of the Report

The International Fertilizer Association defines a fertilizer as “any solid, liquid, or gaseous substance containing one or more plant nutrients in a known amount, that is applied to soil, directly on plants, or added to aqueous solutions (as in fertigation) to maintain soil fertility, improve crop development, yield, and/or crop quality.”

The Indian fertilizer market report is segmented by product (nitrogenous fertilizers, phosphatic fertilizers, potash fertilizers, complex fertilizers, secondary nutrient fertilizers, and micronutrient fertilizers) and application (grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, commercial crops, fruits and vegetables, and other applications). For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done on the basis of value (USD million).

Nitrogenous Fertilizers
Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulfate
Anhydrous Ammonia
Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers
Phosphatic Fertilizers
Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)
Diammonium Phosphate (DAP)
Triple Superphosphate (TSP)
Potash Fertilizers
Muriate of Potash (MOP)
Other Potash Fertilizers
Complex Fertilizers
Secondary Nutrient Fertilizers
Micronutrient Fertilizers
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commerical Crops
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Agricultural Production

According to the Indian Economic Survey 2021-2022, the country's agriculture sector’s gross value added (GVA) experienced growth over the previous two years. It grew at 3.9% in 2021-22 and 3.6% in 2020-21. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the production in the country increased despite the area under cultivation decreasing. Rice production increased from 177.6 million ton in 2019 to 178.3 million ton in 2020, while wheat production increased from 103.5 million ton in 2019 to 107.5 million ton in 2020. Good monsoon, various government measures to enhance credit availability, improve investments, create market facilities, promote infrastructure development, and increase the provision of quality inputs to the sector helped increase the sector’s productivity.

Growth of Fertilizer Industry in India

Increased Production of DAP and Complex Fertilizers

Urea is the majorly consumed fertilizer in India, followed by DAP. According to the Department of Fertilizers of India, the production of DAP and complex fertilizers is increasing in the country. In 2019, the production of DAP reached 3.9 million ton, and the production of complex fertilizers reached 9 million ton. The increase in production resulted in the decline of DAP imports by 26% in 2019. The production of DAP increased between 2017 and 2018 when the global prices for phosphate raw materials fell. This boosted the production of DAP in the country, owing to the higher demand for fertilizers. As of March 2019, 21 units in India produced DAP and complex fertilizers. In September 2021, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers instructed IFFCO and other fertilizer companies in the country to quicken the production of Nano DAP (diammonium phosphate) and set a target to produce the fertilizer within a year and reduce the country's dependence on imports.

India Fertilizer Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The Indian fertilizer market is consolidated, with the presence of major players, such as Coromandel International Limited, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO), Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT), Deepak Fertilizers Limited, and Chambal Fertilizers Limited, among others. The market is fragmented, with a mix of government-owned and co-operatives garnering a high market share in the straight and complex fertilizer space and private companies engaged in a high degree of product innovation to tap the non-subsidy space.

Recent Developments

In September 2021, Coromandel International launched GroShakti Fertilizer. It is a new technology and superior complex fertilizer with EnPhos Technology and Zincated 14-35-14. This grade has a high nutrient percentage and less filler material, because of which it does not hurt the soil mechanism.

In February 2019, Coromandel International announced a strategic partnership with Agrinos. The partnership allows Coromandel to widen its product offerings of complete plant nutrition solutions, organic fertilizers, and specialty nutrients. Coromandel, in partnership with Agrinos, will offer growers high-technology inputs under the brand name ARITHRI.

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 Product

      1. 5.1.1 Nitrogenous Fertilizers

        1. Urea

        2. Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

        3. Ammonium Nitrate

        4. Ammonium Sulfate

        5. Anhydrous Ammonia

        6. Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers

      2. 5.1.2 Phosphatic Fertilizers

        1. Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)

        2. Diammonium Phosphate (DAP)

        3. Triple Superphosphate (TSP)

      3. 5.1.3 Potash Fertilizers

        1. Muriate of Potash (MOP)

        2. Other Potash Fertilizers

      4. 5.1.4 Complex Fertilizers

      5. 5.1.5 Secondary Nutrient Fertilizers

      6. 5.1.6 Micronutrient Fertilizers

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Commerical Crops

      4. 5.2.4 Fruits and Vegetables

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Major Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Chambal Fertilizers Limited

      2. 6.3.2 Coromandel International Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT)

      5. 6.3.5 Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited

      6. 6.3.6 Gujarat State Fertilisers and Chemicals Co. Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)

      8. 6.3.8 Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO)

      9. 6.3.9 Madras Fertilizers Limited

      10. 6.3.10 Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited

      11. 6.3.11 Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited

      12. 6.3.12 National Fertilizers Limited

      13. 6.3.13 Paradeep Phosphates Limited

      14. 6.3.14 Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited

      15. 6.3.15 Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited (SPIC)

      16. 6.3.16 Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited



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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Fertilizer Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The India Fertilizer Market is growing at a CAGR of 11.9% over the next 5 years.

Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd, National Chemical & Fertilizers Ltd, Nagarujuna fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd, Coromandel International Ltd, National Fertilizers ltd are the major companies operating in India Fertilizer Market.

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