North America Fertilizers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

North America fertilizers market is analysed By Fertilizer (Nitrogenous, Phosphoric and Postassic), By Application (Cereals & Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables, Turf & Ornamentals, and Other Crops), By Geography (United States, Canada, Mexico and Others).

Market Snapshot

North America Fertilizer Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.1 %

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Market Overview

North America's fertilizer market is projected to witness a CAGR 3.1% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The total amount of fertilizer (in terms of nutrient N, P, & K) consumed in North America was 26.2 million metric ton in 2016, which has grown by 3.9% and reached 27.3 million metric ton in 2017. Nitrogenous fertilizers account for 57% of the total fertilizer consumption in the region, followed by Phosphoric and Potassic fertilizers accounting for 22.4% and 20.6% in 2017.
  • Decreasing agricultural land area, Investments in R&D, Increasing awareness among the farmers regarding the need for nutrients and the crop yield are the major drivers that will boost the demand for fertilizers in the country. However, rising environmental issues and increasing demand for organic farming are likely to refrain the market growth.

Scope of the report

Fertilizers are the chemical compounds that are used to provide primary nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the crops. They help farmers in enhancing crop growth and yield during the crop cycle. The market is analysed by fertilizers, application, and geography.

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulfate
Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers
Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP)
Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP)
Triple Superphosphate (TSP)
Other Phosphatic Fertilizers
Grains & Cereals
Pulses & Oil Seeds
Fruits & Vegetables
Non-Crop Based
Turf & Ornamentals
Other Crops
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Decreasing Agricultural Land

The agricultural land in North America was 568.6 million hectares in 2015, which has increased by 0.3% and reached 570.4 million hectares in 2017. However, the agricultural land in the United States and Canada has decreased by 0.3% in 2017 and reached 463.5 million hectares from 464.2 million hectares in 2016. Urbanization and Industrialisation are the major reason for the decline in agricultural land in North America. According to American Farmland Trust (AFT); in the past 20 years, the United States has converted around 31 million acres of agricultural land into commercial, residential, and industrial areas. Farmers in the region are applying fertilizers to increase their crop yield, to feed the growing population. According to FAOSTAT, the population in North America has increased from 359.9 million in 2016 to 361.9 million in 2017. This is will boost fertilizer consumption in the region.

agricultural land in US

United States Accounts for the Largest Market Share

The United States accounts for the largest share in the North America fertilizer market. The United States has 405.5 million hectares of land which accounts for 71.1% of the total agricultural land in the region. The farm equipment manufacturers are developing new products to assist the farmers in the precise application of fertilizers. This helps the farmers in reducing the cost of cultivation. For instance, Salford Group has launched a new fertilizer spreader called BBI Sniper spinner spreader, with the sniper technology it helps the farmer in the cost-effective and more precise application of dry fertilizers. The increase in farmer awareness and development of farm equipment technologies coupled with the large agricultural land area is boosting the use of fertilizer in the country.

fertilizer in North America

Competitive Landscape

Nutrien Ltd., Yara North America, the Mosaic Company, ICl Fertilizers, and CF Industries Holdings, Inc. are the major players in the market accounting for more than 50% of the market share by revenue. Mergers & Acquisitions, partnerships, expansion, R&D, and product launch are the major strategies adopted by the major players in the country.

  • Nutrien has acquired Van Horn, Inc. a retailer and agricultural services provider located in central Illinois. This helps the company in strengthening its distribution channel, which in turn boosts the sale of fertilizer products.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Fertilizer

      1. 5.1.1 Nitrogenous

        1. Urea

        2. Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

        3. Ammonium Nitrate

        4. Ammonium Sulfate

        5. Ammonia

        6. Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers

      2. 5.1.2 Phosphatic

        1. Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP)

        2. Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP)

        3. Triple Superphosphate (TSP)

        4. Other Phosphatic Fertilizers

      3. 5.1.3 Potassic

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Crop-Based

        1. Grains & Cereals

        2. Pulses & Oil Seeds

        3. Fruits & Vegetables

      2. 5.2.2 Non-Crop Based

        1. Turf & Ornamentals

        2. Other Crops

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Nutrien Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 CF Industries Holdings Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 The Mosaic Company

      5. 6.3.5 Intrepid Potash

      6. 6.3.6 Yara North America

      7. 6.3.7 OCI Fertilizers USA

      8. 6.3.8 SQM SA

      9. 6.3.9 ICL Fertilizers


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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Fertilizers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Fertilizers Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.1% over the next 5 years.

Nutrien Ltd., Yara North America, The Mosaic Company, ICL Fertilizers, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. are the major companies operating in North America Fertilizers Market.

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