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

The Indian Fertiliser market is segmented by product into nitrogenous, phosphatic, potash, complex, secondary nutrient, and micronutrient fertilizers and by application into grains & cereals, pulses & oilseeds, commercial crops, fruits & vegetables, and other applications.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



11.9 %

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Market Overview

The Indian Fertilizers Market is expected to witness a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • India is the second-largest consumer of fertilizers in the world with an annual consumption of more than 55 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 million tons. 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 tons in 2017 and DAP was 14.6 million metric tons in 2017, which was 1.36% higher compared to the previous year.

Scope of the Report

A detailed study of India Fertilizers Market report will give an idea about the trends in the market, analysis of market share by product caetogery, mode of application, and also the compettitve analysis of major players in the  market.   

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 are under cultivation. The production of rice has reached 110.15 million metric ton in 2017 and wheat production has reached 98.38 million metric ton from 104.41 million metric ton of rice and 92.29 million metric ton of wheat in 2016. 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.

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Increasing production of DAP and complex fertilisers

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 4.3 million metric ton and the production of complex fertilizers reached 7.9 million metric ton in 2017, which was estimated to reach 5.03 million metric ton and 9.03 million metric ton in 2018. 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.

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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.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverable

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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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