United States Controlled Release Fertilizer Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United States Controlled Release Fertilizer market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United States Controlled Release Fertilizer size report includes a market forecast to 2030 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2030) USD 651.4 Million
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Coating Type Polymer Coated
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2030) 8.09 %
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United States Controlled Release Fertilizer Market Analysis

The United States Controlled Release Fertilizer Market size is estimated at 408.4 million USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 651.4 million USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8.09% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

408.4 Million

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

651.4 Million

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

9.29 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

8.09 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Largest Segment by Type

52.27 %

value share, Straight, 2023

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Straight fertilizers are the most consumed fertilizer, as Nitrogen is the most yield-limiting nutrient for crop growth and farmers are highly adapted to its usage.

Largest Segment by Coating Type

76.52 %

value share, Polymer Coated, 2023

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Polymer coated urea has ability to readuce leaching and voltalization losses and improve Nitrogen use efficiency which has resulted in higher demand and largest market share.

Largest Segment by Crop Type

87.49 %

value share, Field Crops, 2023

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Higher nutrient requirement and growing concerns over nutrient leaching rising the adoption of control released fertilizers in filed crops making them largest crop type.

Leading Market Player 1

58.32 %

market share, Nutrien Ltd., 2022

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Nutrien Ltd. acquired Van Horn, Inc. a leading US retailer and agricultural services provider which serve over 5,000 customers in 18 countries to grow their Retail business.

Leading Market Player 2

18.90 %

market share, ICL Group Ltd, 2022

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ICL Group Ltd. have different technologies for production of controlled release fertilizers such as Poly-S, Resin and E-Max release technology making it leading market player.

The efficiency of CRFs in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus leaching propels market growth

  • The market for controlled-release fertilizers in the United States was valued at USD 428.7 million in 2022. With mounting pressure on the agriculture sector to mitigate environmental repercussions, coupled with the benefits of enhanced nutrient efficiency and precise application, the market value is projected to witness a robust CAGR of 8.0% from 2023 to 2030.
  • Controlled-release fertilizers offer a gradual and prolonged nutrient release, ensuring crops receive a consistent supply of vital elements throughout their growth cycle. By curbing nutrient leaching and runoff, these fertilizers play a pivotal role in reducing the environmental impact of field crop agriculture, particularly in addressing concerns about water quality and pollution.
  • Field trials have shown that coated controlled-release fertilizers outperform their uncoated counterparts, reducing leaching by 69.0% for nitrogen-based fertilizers and 82.0% for phosphate-based ones. In contrast, uncoated conventional urea can lose up to 40% of its ammonia content through volatilization. Extensive testing over multiple years has consistently demonstrated that coated urea can slash ammonia losses by a minimum of 95.0%.
  • In 2022, polymer coating dominated the United States controlled-release fertilizer market, accounting for 76.4% of the industry. Environmental and cost considerations are driving the demand for polymer-coated controlled-release fertilizers, thanks to the nation's focus on field crop cultivation. The polymer-coated segment is expected to witness a healthy growth rate of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030.
  • The United States is witnessing a surge in demand for controlled-release fertilizers, propelled by government regulations aimed at curbing the environmental impact stemming from excessive fertilizer accumulation.
United States Controlled Release Fertilizer Market

United States Controlled Release Fertilizer Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2030