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

The Indian Fertilizer Market is segmented by Product (Nitrogenous, Phosphatic, Potash, Complex, Secondary Nutrient, and Micronutrient Fertilizers) and Application (Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, and Other Applications).

Market Snapshot

India Fertilizers Market_Market Summary
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



11.9 %

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Market Overview

The India fertilizers market is projected to register a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period (2021-2026). The impact of global pandemic Covid-19, on the Indian fertilizer market, is low, as the national government exempted this sector from lockdown restrictions. But the sector faced challenges in terms of shortage of labor and raw materials due to lockdown. The government of India took measures to ensure fertilizers are available to the farmers in the midst of lockdown which resulted in the increased sales of fertilizers. India is the second-largest consumer of fertilizers in the world with an annual consumption of more than 55.0 million metric tons. Among the various type of fertilizers used in India, Urea is one of the highest consumed fertilizers in the country as a source of Nitrogen. The consumption of Urea in the country as of March 2018 was 29.0 million metric ton. DAP is the second majorly consumed fertilizer in the country. According to the Department of Fertilizers, the total production of Urea in India was 20.7 million metric ton in 2017 and DAP was 14.6 million metric tons in 2017, which was 1.36% higher compared to 2016.

Scope of the Report

The International Fertilizer Association defines a fertilizer as “any solid, liquid, or gaseous substance containing one or more plant nutrient in a known amount, that is applied to soil, directly on plants, or added aqueous solutions (as in fertigation) to maintain soil fertility, improve crop development, yield, and/or crop quality.” The Indian Fertilizer Market is segmented by Product (Nitrogenous, Phosphatic, Potash, Complex, Secondary Nutrient, and Micronutrient Fertilizers) and Application (Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, and Other Applications).

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

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Agriculture Production

According to the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, agriculture production in the country has increased despite the decreasing area under cultivation. The production of rice has reached 116.5 million metric ton in 2019 and wheat production has reached 103.6 million metric ton from 112.5 million metric ton of rice and 99.9 million metric ton of wheat in 2018. Various Initiatives of Government of India, such as Initiative for pulses by providing subsidy fo quality seeds produced, cluster frontline demonstrations through KVKs and so on are also being undertaken under National Food Securit Mission (NFSM) for increasing the production and productivity of pulses in the country.

fertilizer use in India

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Increase in production of DAP and Complex Fertilizers

Urea is the major consumed fertilizer in India followed by DAP. According to the Department of fertilizer of India, the production of DAP and Complex fertilizers is increasing in the country. The production of DAP reached 3.9 million metric ton and the production of complex fertilizers reached 9.0 million metric ton in 2019. The increase in production has resulted in the decline of DAP imports by 26.0% in 2019. The production of DAP has increased in the period of 2017-2018 when the global prices for phosphate raw materials fell. This boosted the production of DAP in the country owing to the higher demand for fertilizer.

fertilizer production in India

Competitive Landscape

The India Fertilizer Market is a consolidated market with 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 Febraury 2019, Coromandel International has announced a strategic partnership with Agrinos. The partnership allows Coromandel to widen its product offering of complete pant nutrtion solutions, organic fertilizers and speciality nutrients. Coromandel in partnership with Agrinos will offer growers, high technology inputs under the brand name ARITHRI.

In July 2017, Coromandel International has expanded its phosphatic fertilizer plant in Andhra Pradesh. The expansion was done with the objective to raise the phosphoric acid production from 700 tonnes to 1000 tonnes per day.

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. Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP)

        2. Di-Ammonium 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 & Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses & Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Commerical Crops

      4. 5.2.4 Fruits & 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 2016 - 2026.

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

  • Coromandel International Ltd
  • National Fertilizers ltd
  • Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd
  • National Chemical & Fertilizers Ltd
  • Nagarujuna fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd

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