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Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4519992
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 125 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • EuroChem Group
  • Koch Industries Inc.
  • Nutrien Inc.
  • OCI NV
  • SABIC Group
  • TogliattiAzot
The global nitrogenous fertilizer market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2021-2026). Covid-19 has affected all the processes which connected all the processes which connect farm production to final consumers. Farmers have faced a shortage of agricultural inputs like fertilizer, seed, and pesticides. China is one of the major fertilizer producers and exporters in the world. The lockdown in China had a huge impact on International Fertilizer Trade. When lockdown began in China the impact is severe in terms of production cuts due to labor shortage, transportation problems which have resulted in stockpiling up. Prices are at an all-time low, and inventories are high with demand uncertain in producing nations. The nitrogenous fertilizer market is expected to gain growth, owing to the rising food demand, the increasing population, and the government funding for the usage of advanced techniques and fertilizer for high productivity, in order to meet the rising demand. Technology progress around the world, which works with modern environmental issues, attracts attention to agriculture, and makes the domain of fertilizers technology the cornerstone for market development. Europe and North America are likely to witness steady growth over the forecast period, due to market saturation, while South America and Africa are predicted to exhibit a high growth in the coming years, owing to huge cultivation of rice, corn, and sugarcane in these regions. As an impact the nitrogen fertilizer prices declined by 8.5% in May 2020 as lower input costs and weak seasonal demand outweighed the gradual easing of supply bottlenecks. The disruptions in supply had a negative impact on the international trade of the market.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Fertilizers

Urea is the most widely used nitrogenous fertilizer across the world, primarily because of the high nitrogen content (46%). China and India are the largest producers and consumers of urea in the world. The major exporters of urea are countries rich in natural gas, especially those in the GCC region. According to the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), the global demand for urea is expected to increase at 1.6% per annum, to reach 188.0 million metric ton, by 2022, while the supply (effective capacity) may reach 197.0 million metric ton. Over the course of the forecast period, the regional demand for urea is projected to increase in all regions, except Europe, with Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia being the largest contributors.

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market

The Asia-Pacific region holds the largest share among all regions in the nitrogenous fertilizer market, accounting for 60.0% of the total global nitrogenous fertilizer usage. China and India share the largest consumption share in the Asia-Pacific fertilizer market, with China alone accounting for more than 50.0% of the consumption in the region. In 2018, rice production in Asia used the highest quantity of nitrogenous fertilizer, accounting for 35.0% of the total consumption. Oil palm, the second-largest consumer of nitrogenous fertilizer, accounted for 17.0% of the total fertilizer consumption. Rice and oil palm production growths are expected to remain robust, driven by population and economic growth in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The nitrogenous fertilizer market is fragmented and has a significant presence of various small and large manufacturers. The top three companies have just about 15% of the nitrogenous fertilizer production capacity. However, there has been a little consolidation of the market over the past five years, especially in Europe and North America. The fragmented nature of the market is due to the wide availability of raw material required for the manufacture of nitrogenous fertilizers.

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  • EuroChem Group
  • Koch Industries Inc.
  • Nutrien Inc.
  • OCI NV
  • SABIC Group
  • TogliattiAzot

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Urea
5.1.2 Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)
5.1.3 Ammonium Nitrate
5.1.4 Ammonium Sulphate
5.1.5 Ammonia
5.1.6 Other Nitrogenous Fertilizers
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Grains and Cereals
5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds
5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables
5.2.4 Turf and Ornamentals
5.2.5 Other Applications
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.3.2 Europe Spain United Kingdom France Germany Italy Russia Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Africa South Africa Rest of Africa
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Yara International ASA
6.3.2 CF Industries Holdings Inc.
6.3.3 TogliattiAzot
6.3.4 Nutrien Inc.
6.3.5 UralChem JSC
6.3.6 OCI NV
6.3.7 Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative
6.3.8 Coromandel International Ltd
6.3.9 EuroChem Group
6.3.10 Koch Industries Inc.
6.3.11 SABIC Group
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Yara International ASA
  • CF Industries Holdings Inc.
  • TogliattiAzot
  • Nutrien Inc.
  • UralChem JSC
  • OCI NV
  • Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative
  • Coromandel International Ltd
  • EuroChem Group
  • Koch Industries Inc.
  • SABIC Group
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