The South American fertilizer industry is seen to grow at a rate of 3.5% during the forecast period of 2016-2021. Along with the growth of industry, the nutrients requirements and active ingredients (npk) usage is set to rise. The factors supporting the growth are- economic growth, potential for agriculture sector and input-output prices.
Fertilizers are used to fulfill the deficiencies in the soil so that it can supply essential nutrients to the plants. The chemical/inorganic fertilizers primarily consist of substances derived from nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These three nutrients form the largest bulk and cost of most production. In this report, we are going to discuss various form of active ingredients used for NPK fertilizers.
Major drivers for the fertilizer market growth in South America are identified to be increased demand for food grains and need for land use efficiency. Application of fertilizers for bio-fuel production in countries like Brazil and Argentina are also helping the market growth. While the potential of growth is comparatively high in the developing countries of South America, the demand would be restricted by low adaptability and regulatory constraints in the region.
The region’s fertilizer market is classified on the basis of type, crop application and geographical distributions. By type, the market is explained by nitrogen, phosphorus, potash and other macro fertilizers wherein nitrogen based fertilizers account for highest market share. By application, the market is explained both by crop and non-crop.
The South American fertilizers market demand is led by export oriented agricultural countries like- Brazil and Argentina. While Brazil accounts for majority of the market share, the demand would grow at a faster rate in Argentina in the forecasting period.
Major players accounting for substantial market share in South America region are Agrium, Yara International, Bunge, ADM, Terra Nitrogen Company, Potash Corp Etc. Geographical expansion with country specific product innovations is the major strategy followed by market players. Product innovation is seen as a long term strategy for the industry.
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