United States Specialty Fertilizer Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2028

The United States Specialty Fertilizer Market is segmented by Speciality Type ( CRF, Liquid Fertilizer, SRF, Water Soluble ) , by Application Mode ( Fertigation, Foliar, Soil ) and by Crop Type ( Field Crops, Horticultural Crops, Turf & Ornamental )

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 Speciality Type: Liquid Fertilizer
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by Speciality Type: CRF
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 5.00 %

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Market Overview

The United States Specialty Fertilizer Market stood at 9.40 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 5.00% to reach 12.60 billion USD in 2028.

  • Largest segment by Speciality Type - Liquid Fertilizer : The demand for liquid fertilizer in the country has been increasing, due to their ease of application with improved nutrient absorption of by the plants due to their form.
  • Fastest growing by Speciality Type - CRF : The increasing trend in adoption of better irrigation systems like micro and sprinkler irrigation in the country, resulted in more demand for water soluble fertilizers.
  • Largest Segment by Crop Type - Turf & Ornamental : Turf and ornamental crops occupy a significant share of the United States and the number of laws and golf courses in the country are increasingly high which need nutrients.
  • Largest segment by Application Mode - Fertigation : It has numerous advantages like increased fertilizer absorption, reduced wastage and nutrient losses, reduce labor costs, and easiness of fertilizer application.

Scope of the Report

CRF, Liquid Fertilizer, SRF, Water Soluble are covered as segments by Speciality Type. Fertigation, Foliar, Soil are covered as segments by Application Mode. Field Crops, Horticultural Crops, Turf & Ornamental are covered as segments by Crop Type.
Speciality Type
CRF
Polymer Coated
Polymer-Sulfur Coated
Others
Liquid Fertilizer
SRF
Water Soluble
Application Mode
Fertigation
Foliar
Soil
Crop Type
Field Crops
Horticultural Crops
Turf & Ornamental

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Key Market Trends

Why is Liquid Fertilizer the largest segment by Speciality Type?

  • The US specialty fertilizer market grew by 47.33% during the study period due to its potential and improved market opportunities. 
  • In 2021, liquid fertilizers, water-soluble fertilizers, and CRF dominated the market by 18.4%, 17.05%, and 6.68%, respectively. The liquid fertilizers segment in the country grew notably by 25.46% during the study period. The high adoption of precision farming, the ease of application, and the availability of wagons are anticipated to drive the segment's growth during the forecast period.
  • The demand for water-soluble fertilizers is driven by the wide range of nutrient grades and different methods of application available for water-soluble fertilizers, such as foliar, fertigation, and soil application, depending on the requirements. Water-soluble fertilizers accounted for a growth of 24.96% during the study period. 
  • The developing micro-irrigation system in the country is also anticipated to boost segment growth. In 2017, the total irrigated cropland accounted for 58 million acres, and due to the even distribution of liquid fertilizers, the nutrient availability was high, resulting in increased efficiency of nutrient supplementation.
  • Hence, the increased governmental focus on reducing the environmental impact of the over-accumulation of conventional fertilizers, coupled with increased technological and scientific advancements, is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period. 

Competitive Landscape

The United States Specialty Fertilizer Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 43.61%. The major players in this market are CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Koch Industries Inc., Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, The Mosaic Co. and Yara International ASA (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

  1. CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

  2. Koch Industries Inc.

  3. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA

  4. The Mosaic Co.

  5. Yara International ASA

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Market Developments

  • March 2021: Mosaic announced a partnership with Sound Agriculture to develop and distribute a nutrient efficiency product. Sound Agriculture will focus on manufacturing of the active ingredient and product formulation, while Mosaic will oversee field development, regulatory, sales and marketing efforts. The product leverage Sound Agrculture Bio-inspired chemistry that activates the soil microbiome to give plants access to important nutrients and allow growers to optimize fertilizer inputs.It is expected to release in 2023 for US market.
  • February 2021: According to agreement Haifa to invest $2M in AgriIOT against 30% of the company. This agreement will help Haifa to use the AgriIOT technology to identify the defeciencies in the crop in a simple and precise manner for their customers.
  • September 2020: CF industries Holdings Inc. completed its expansion into Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and made an investment of USD 41.4 million capital to enhance nitric acid production at the world’s-largest nitrogen fertilizer complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

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 Speciality Type

      1. 5.1.1 CRF

        1. 5.1.1.1 Polymer Coated

        2. 5.1.1.2 Polymer-Sulfur Coated

        3. 5.1.1.3 Others

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid Fertilizer

      3. 5.1.3 SRF

      4. 5.1.4 Water Soluble

    2. 5.2 Application Mode

      1. 5.2.1 Fertigation

      2. 5.2.2 Foliar

      3. 5.2.3 Soil

    3. 5.3 Crop Type

      1. 5.3.1 Field Crops

      2. 5.3.2 Horticultural Crops

      3. 5.3.3 Turf & Ornamental

  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 CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Haifa Group Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 ICL Fertilizers

      4. 6.4.4 Koch Industries Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Nutrien Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA

      7. 6.4.7 The Andersons Inc.,

      8. 6.4.8 The Mosaic Co.

      9. 6.4.9 Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC

      10. 6.4.10 Yara International ASA

  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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    UNITED STATES MARKET, AREA YOY GROWTH RATE, 2016 - 2021

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    UNITED STATES MARKET, AREA YOY GROWTH RATE, 2016 - 2021

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COATING TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER COATED, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER COATED, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER-SULFUR COATED, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, POLYMER-SULFUR COATED, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, OTHERS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY COATING TYPE, OTHERS, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, LIQUID FERTILIZER, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, LIQUID FERTILIZER, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, SRF, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, SRF, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, WATER SOLUBLE, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, WATER SOLUBLE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, OTHERS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY SPECIALITY TYPE, OTHERS, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2016

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY APPLICATION MODE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY APPLICATION MODE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, FERTIGATION, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, FERTIGATION, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, FOLIAR, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, FOLIAR, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, SOIL, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY APPLICATION MODE, SOIL, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY CROP TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, FIELD CROPS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, FIELD CROPS, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, HORTICULTURAL CROPS, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, HORTICULTURAL CROPS, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, TURF & ORNAMENTAL, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, BY CROP TYPE, TURF & ORNAMENTAL, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET MARKET, SHARE(%), BY SPECIALITY TYPE, 2016 - 2028

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY FERTILIZER MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

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    UNITED STATES SPECIALTY 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 - Primary Nutrients: N, P and K, Secondary Macronutrients: Ca, Mg and S, Micronutients: Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, Mo, B, and Others

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Research Methodology

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Frequently Asked Questions

The United States Specialty Fertilizer Market market is studied from 2016 - 2028.

The United States Specialty Fertilizer Market stood at 9.40 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 5.00% to reach 12.60 billion USD in 2028.

The demand for liquid fertilizer in the country has been increasing, due to their ease of application with improved nutrient absorption of by the plants due to their form.

The increasing trend in adoption of better irrigation systems like micro and sprinkler irrigation in the country, resulted in more demand for water soluble fertilizers.

Turf and ornamental crops occupy a significant share of the United States and the number of laws and golf courses in the country are increasingly high which need nutrients.

It has numerous advantages like increased fertilizer absorption, reduced wastage and nutrient losses, reduce labor costs, and easiness of fertilizer application.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc.,Koch Industries Inc.,Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA,The Mosaic Co. and Yara International ASA. are the major companies operating in United States Specialty Fertilizer Market.