North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2028

The North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market is segmented Market Snapshot , Coating Type ( Polymer Coated, Polymer-Sulfur Coated, Others ) , Crop Type ( Field Crops, Horticultural Crops, Turf & Ornamental ) and Country ( Canada, Mexico, United States )

Market Snapshot

https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2016 - 2028
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/base%20year/1629296433432_test~base_year_base_year.svg Base Year: 2021
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Coating Type: Polymer Coated
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/globe/1629285706162_test~globe_globe.svg Largest Share by Country: United States
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 5.85 %

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Market Overview

The North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market stood at 1.89 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 5.85% to reach 2.66 billion USD in 2028.

  • Largest Segment by Type - Straight : CRF urea releases nitrogen in a gradual manner. As nitrogen is the most applied fertilizer, CRF urea can prevent nitrogen mineralization that degrades the soil quality.
  • Largest Segment by Coating Type - Polymer Coated : This coating type effectively supplies all the essential primary and secondary nutrients, along with micronutrients. It also reduces the need for multiple fertilizer applications.
  • Largest Segment by Crop Type - Field Crops : The domination of field crops in the North American controlled-release fertilizer market is mainly due to its large cultivation area in the region. They account for more than 95% of the total crop area.
  • Largest Segment by Country - United States : The United States accounted for about 69% of the total agricultural crop area in the region. It is also one of the major producers of fertilizers in North America.

Scope of the Report

Polymer Coated, Polymer-Sulfur Coated, Others are covered as segments by Coating Type. Field Crops, Horticultural Crops, Turf & Ornamental are covered as segments by Crop Type. and Canada, Mexico, United States are covered as segments by Country.
Coating Type
Polymer Coated
Polymer-Sulfur Coated
Others
Crop Type
Field Crops
Horticultural Crops
Turf & Ornamental
Country
Canada
Mexico
United States
Rest Of North America

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Key Market Trends

Why is Polymer Coated the largest segment by Coating Type?

  • The North American controlled-release fertilizer market grew by 70.6% during the study period. Precision farming is widely practiced in North America. An important component of precision farming is the provision of the right dosage of nutrients to crops at the right time. Thus, controlled-release fertilizers serve as important inputs in precision farming.  
  • Field crops occupy 82.4% of the overall market, followed by turfs and ornamentals, which constitute 13.9% of the market share. These types of coated controlled-release fertilizers are commonly used in specialty, high-value crops like cereals, grains, and vegetables, as well as in areas like orchards and nurseries. Although the use of specialty chemicals is limited in row crops, their usage is increasing due to higher grain prices, environmental concerns, and other regulations.  
  • The United States is the largest market for controlled-release fertilizers. It accounted for 81.9% of the market in 2021, registering a growth of 70.43% during the study period. 
  • With the growing technological advancements in the fertilizer industry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered with various stakeholders, such as The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), to boost awareness about controlled-release fertilizers among farmers. These factors are anticipated to boost the country’s field crop production.

Why is United States the largest segment by Country?

  • The United States was the largest market for controlled-release fertilizers, accounting for 81.9% of the market in 2021. The country registered a growth of 70.4% during the study period.
  • The polymer coating segment was the largest coating type in 2021, accounting for 63.2% of the market. The country is concentrated on field crop cultivation. Thus, the demand for polymer-coated controlled-release fertilizers is high to meet environmental and cost-related concerns. 
  • The increased cultivation of field crops in Canada includes wheat, canola, and maize, and various government initiatives, such as the Farm Credit Canada, offer increased credit availability for farm inputs involving the cost of buying expensive and efficient fertilizers like controlled-release fertilizers. This trend is anticipated to drive the controlled-release fertilizer market in the country during the forecast period.
  • Similarly, in 2021, the Mexican legislature approved the 2022 Federal Government Budget, allocating roughly USD 2.70 billion to the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), wherein 70% was allocated to fertilizer subsidies.
  • The production of cereals in Costa Rica decreased in 2020 from 2017, with a production of 197,701 metric ton in 2017 to 151,685 ton in 2020. This decrease facilitates the demand for controlled-release fertilizers for enhanced productivity and crop quality.
  • The need to increase the production of field crops across the region, coupled with the various government initiatives and increasing awareness among the farmers, is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 19.58%. The major players in this market are Compo Expert GMbh, Florikan, ICL Speciality Fertilizers, Nutrien Ltd. and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

  1. Compo Expert GMbh

  2. Florikan

  3. ICL Speciality Fertilizers

  4. Nutrien Ltd.

  5. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Market Developments

  • September 2021: Florikan announced major expansion of staging and temporary storage. These additions will help Florikan manage the growing demand for its premium lines of controlled-release fertilizer products which include, Nutricote®, Gal-XeONE™, and YLD™.
  • May 2021: ICL Group released the new Osmocote 5 product, which delivers a super-efficient and effective nutrient release and has been designed and developed to overcome specific nutritional challenges faced by growers using peat-reduced and peat-free growing media. It features unique nutrient matching release technology and an improved Optimised Trace Element Availability (OTEA) system to match plants’ needs throughout the release program.
  • July 2019: Florikan entered an agreement with EuroChem group to purchase raw materials for its new product lin eof enhanced efficiency controlled release fertilizers. This partnership facilitate Florikan to get steady supply of raw materials for fertilizer manufacturing.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. 2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 3. INTRODUCTION

    1. 3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 3.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 3.3 Research Methodology

  4. 4. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 4.1 Acreage Of Major Crop Types

    2. 4.2 Average Nutrient Application Rates

    3. 4.3 Regulatory Framework

    4. 4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Coating Type

      1. 5.1.1 Polymer Coated

      2. 5.1.2 Polymer-Sulfur Coated

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 Crop Type

      1. 5.2.1 Field Crops

      2. 5.2.2 Horticultural Crops

      3. 5.2.3 Turf & Ornamental

    3. 5.3 Country

      1. 5.3.1 Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 United States

      4. 5.3.4 Rest Of North America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Landscape

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Agro Liquid

      2. 6.4.2 Compo Expert GMbh

      3. 6.4.3 Florikan

      4. 6.4.4 Haifa Group Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 ICL Speciality Fertilizers

      6. 6.4.6 Nutrien Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA

  7. 7. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR FERTILIZER CEOS

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 Global Overview

      1. 8.1.1 Overview

      2. 8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 8.1.4 Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 8.2 Sources & References

    3. 8.3 List of Tables & Figures

    4. 8.4 Primary Insights

    5. 8.5 Data Pack

    6. 8.6 Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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    NORTH AMERICA MARKET, AREA YOY GROWTH RATE, 2016 - 2021

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    NORTH AMERICA MARKET, AREA YOY GROWTH RATE, 2016 - 2021

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER COATED, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER COATED, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER-SULFUR COATED, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER-SULFUR COATED, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, OTHERS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, OTHERS, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, FIELD CROPS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, FIELD CROPS, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, HORTICULTURAL CROPS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, HORTICULTURAL CROPS, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, TURF & ORNAMENTAL, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, TURF & ORNAMENTAL, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, CANADA, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, CANADA, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, MEXICO, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, MEXICO, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, UNITED STATES, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, UNITED STATES, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, REST OF NORTH AMERICA, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COUNTRY, REST OF NORTH AMERICA, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

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    NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2021

Market Definition

  • AVERAGE NUTRIENT APPLICATION RATE - This refers to the average volume of nutrient consumed per hectare of farmland in each country.
  • CROP TYPES COVERED - Field Crops: Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Fiber Crops, and Forage Crops, Horticulture: Fruits, Vegetables, Plantation Crops and Spices, Turf Grass and Ornamentals
  • MARKET ESTIMATION LEVEL - Market Estimations for various types of fertilizers has been done at the product-level and not at the nutrient-level.
  • NUTRIENT TYPES COVERED - Urea & Complex

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Research Methodology

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market market is studied from 2016 - 2028.

The North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market stood at 1.89 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 5.85% to reach 2.66 billion USD in 2028.

CRF urea releases nitrogen in a gradual manner. As nitrogen is the most applied fertilizer, CRF urea can prevent nitrogen mineralization that degrades the soil quality.

This coating type effectively supplies all the essential primary and secondary nutrients, along with micronutrients. It also reduces the need for multiple fertilizer applications.

The domination of field crops in the North American controlled-release fertilizer market is mainly due to its large cultivation area in the region. They account for more than 95% of the total crop area.

The United States accounted for about 69% of the total agricultural crop area in the region. It is also one of the major producers of fertilizers in North America.

Compo Expert GMbh,Florikan,ICL Speciality Fertilizers,Nutrien Ltd. and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA. are the major companies operating in North America Controlled Release Fertilizer Market.