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Global Liquid Fertilizer - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2016 - 2030

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  • 90 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5716934
The Global Liquid Fertilizer Market size is estimated at USD 22.18 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 31.27 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.89% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

Key Highlights

  • Largest segment by Type - Nitrogenous : Nitrogenous fertilizers like UAN which is less prone to leaching are preferred by farmers around the globe due to its less toxicity with no environmental pollution.
  • Fastest growing by Type - Micronutrients : Micronutrient deficiency can be quickly addressed by liquid fertilizers, as they are in an easily absorbable form and can directly be sprayed on plant foliage.
  • Largest Segment by Crop Type - Turf & Ornamental : The increasing area under cultivation with increasing concern over pollution and growing ecotourism across the globe has increased the fertilizer demand for such crops.
  • Largest segment by Country - United States : The acidic nature of the soil in the United States raised the demand for liquid fertilizers to maintain the pH of the soil and avoid leaching losses of nutrients.

Liquid Fertilizers Market Trends

Field Crops is the largest segment by Crop Type.

  • Field crops dominated the global liquid fertilizer market, accounting for about 80.2% of the total liquid fertilizer consumption. Their volume consumption of liquid fertilizers was 31.8 million metric tons, worth USD 22.34 billion in 2022. The large consumption of liquid fertilizers by field crops is due to the large area under the cultivation of these crops. More than 90.0% of the global agricultural land is dedicated to the cultivation of field crops.
  • Horticultural crops are the second-largest crop types that consume liquid fertilizers, accounting for about 12.9% of the global liquid fertilizer consumption in 2022.
  • With increasing concerns for health and nutrition after the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for high-value crops like fruits and vegetables is increasing worldwide. Vegetable crops with major demand, like tomato, potato, onion, cabbage, and cauliflower, consume high fertilizer and are grown throughout the year. Foliar liquid fertilizers play an important role in fruit crops, as foliar spraying is known to improve the quality of fruits.
  • Turf and ornamental crops accounted for a share of about 6.4% of the total global liquid fertilizer market and were valued at USD 1.85 billion in 2022, with a volume consumption of 2.7 million metric tons.
  • The area under the cultivation of turf and ornamental crops is increasing with concerns over pollution, the growing importance of aesthetic landscaping gardens, and ecotourism worldwide.
  • Therefore, the global consumption of liquid fertilizers in respective crop types is anticipated to grow further during the forecast period.

Europe is the largest segment by Region.

  • The global liquid fertilizers market was valued at USD 27.99 billion in 2021, with a volume consumption of 39.0 million metric tons.
  • The European region was the largest market for liquid fertilizers in the world, accounting for about 29.0% of the total liquid fertilizer market, valued at about USD 8.16 billion in 2021. The dominance of Europe in the liquid fertilizer market was due to the presence of better irrigation systems in the region. For instance, countries like Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and France have more than 55% of the irrigated land covered by sprinklers or micro-irrigation systems, thus driving the market in the region.
  • Asia-Pacific was the second-largest market for liquid fertilizers, with a share of 22.09% in 2021. China and India are the largest markets for liquid fertilizers in the region, with a share of 42.0% and 21.0%, respectively, in 2021. The cultivation of field crops is dominant in the region, accounting for about 83.1% of the total liquid fertilizers volume consumed in the region.
  • Governments across the region are continuously promoting the adoption of micro-irrigation systems through price subsidies. Therefore, the adoption of liquid fertilizers in the region is expected to increase in the future, with the increased adoption of advanced irrigation methods. On the other hand, South America accounted for a share of 18.0%, followed by North America, with a share of 16%, in 2021.
  • Hence, there is an increasing trend toward the adoption of liquid fertilizers due to ease of application, uniform distribution, and reduction in the cost of application. These factors may drive the liquid fertilizer market during the forecast period.

Liquid Fertilizers Industry Overview

The Global Liquid Fertilizer Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 12.94%. The major players in this market are ICL Fertilizers, IFFCO, Nortox, SQM and Yara International ASA (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents

3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study
3.3 Research Methodology
4.1 Acreage Of Major Crop Types
4.2 Average Nutrient Application Rates
4.3 Regulatory Framework
4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Complex
5.1.2 Straight By Nutrient Micronutrients Nitrogenous Phosphatic Potassic Secondary Macronutrients
5.2 Application Mode
5.2.1 Fertigation
5.2.2 Foliar
5.3 Crop Type
5.3.1 Field Crops
5.3.2 Horticultural Crops
5.3.3 Turf & Ornamental
5.4 Region
5.4.1 Asia-Pacific Australia Bangladesh China India Indonesia Japan Pakistan Philippines Thailand Vietnam Rest Of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 Europe France Germany Italy Netherlands Russia Spain Ukraine United Kingdom Rest Of Europe
5.4.3 Middle East & Africa Nigeria Saudi Arabia South Africa Turkey Rest Of Middle East & Africa
5.4.4 North America Canada Mexico United States Rest Of North America
5.4.5 South America Argentina Brazil Rest Of South America
6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 BMS Micro-Nutrients NV
6.4.2 Compo Expert
6.4.3 ICL Fertilizers
6.4.4 IFFCO
6.4.5 Nortox
6.4.6 Safsulfur
6.4.7 SQM
6.4.8 Yara International ASA
8.1 Global Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter's Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Market Dynamics (DROs)
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • BMS Micro-Nutrients NV
  • Compo Expert
  • ICL Fertilizers
  • Nortox
  • Safsulfur
  • SQM
  • Yara International ASA