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Controlled Release Fertilizer - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2016 - 2030

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  • 90 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5716938
The Controlled Release Fertilizer Market size is estimated at USD 1.28 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 7.72% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

Key Highlights

  • Polymer Coated is the Largest Coating Type: The polymer coated fertilizers release the nutrients for longer duration and decrease the leaching losses of fertilizers in the soil and also reduce the application rate.
  • Field Crops is the Largest Crop Type: Field crops are widely cultivated across the world & are staple food in many parts of the world. They account for maximum share by area in most of the Agricultural countries.
  • United States is the Largest Country: The efficient nutrient release led to decreased leaching, and volatilization of the nutrients which are the major factors driving the coated CRF market in the country.

Controlled Release Fertilizers Market Trends

Polymer Coated is the largest Coating Type

  • Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) account for about 2.3% of the total global fertilizer market value, valued at about USD 3.8 billion in 2021. Field crops dominated the market and accounted for about 50.4% of the market value in 2021, majorly due to their large cultivation area around the world.
  • Among CRFs, polymer-coated fertilizers dominated the market and accounted for about 62.6% of the market value, valued at about USD 2.38 billion in 2021. Polymer-coated CRF is an advanced type of CRF where the fertilizer granule is coated with polymers to allow the nutrients to escape from it gradually, leading to very less loss of nutrients.
  • The North American region dominated the global controlled-release fertilizer market and accounted for about 61.7% of the market value, valued at about USD 2.37 billion in 2021 due to the dominance of field crops in the region and concern over nitrate pollution in addition to advancement in the adaption of agricultural technologies. The region's market value is anticipated to increase by about 2.2% and reach USD 2.42 billion by the end of the forecast period.
  • There is a steady increase in the global controlled-release fertilizer market in terms of volume. The fluctuations in the market value are due to fluctuations in fertilizer prices. The prices of controlled-release fertilizers mainly depend on the technology used by the manufacturers for coating the fertilizers.
  • The global controlled-release fertilizer market is projected to grow during the forecast period owing to their higher efficiency and fewer nutrient losses leading to less environmental pollution. Increased awareness among the farmers and increased availability will also drive the market.

North America is the largest Region

  • North America dominates the global controlled-release fertilizer market. In the region, the United States is the largest market for controlled-release fertilizers accounting for 63.0% of the market in 2021.
  • Europe occupied the second largest market share in the global controlled-release fertilizer market. The controlled-release fertilizer market in Europe is observed to have notably stable growth across all countries in the region, with Ukraine occupying the largest share of 9.09 % in the market, followed by Spain for the year 2021.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is the third largest market for controlled-release fertilizers in the world. China dominates the APAC controlled-release fertilizers market by accounting for about 11.2% of the market share in 2021. Polymer-coated fertilizers recorded the highest share in the controlled-release fertilizers market, followed by polymer sulfur-coated fertilizers. Polymer coated fertilizers segment was valued at USD 202.9 million in 2017 and is anticipated to reach USD 372.0 million by the end of the forecast period.
  • Control-release urea is the most commonly used form of CRF in the world. Nitrogen loss is one of the main problems faced by rice farmers, and the efficiency of nitrogen utilization in rice is often inadequate. This is due to the large loss of nitrogen due to volatilization, leaching, and denitrification. One way to improve nitrogen efficiency is to use control-release urea. Controlled-release urea generally outperformed granular urea fertilizers in reducing nitrogen loss, stimulating plant growth, and increasing nitrogen concentration.
  • The increased efficiency of controlled-release fertilizers will drive the market during the forecast period.

Controlled Release Fertilizers Industry Overview

The Controlled Release Fertilizer Market is fairly consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 67.34%. The major players in this market are Compo Expert GMbh, Florikan, ICL Speciality Fertilizers, Nutrien Ltd. and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (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 Coating Type
5.1.1 Polymer Coated
5.1.2 Polymer-Sulfur Coated
5.1.3 Others
5.2 Crop Type
5.2.1 Field Crops
5.2.2 Horticultural Crops
5.2.3 Turf & Ornamental
5.3 Region
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific Australia Bangladesh China India Indonesia Japan Pakistan Philippines Thailand Vietnam Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 Europe France Germany Italy Netherlands Russia Spain Ukraine United Kingdom Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Middle East & Africa Nigeria Saudi Arabia South Africa Turkey Rest of Middle East & Africa
5.3.4 North America Canada Mexico United States Rest of North America
5.3.5 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 Compo Expert GMbh
6.4.2 Ekompany International BV (DeltaChem)
6.4.3 Florikan
6.4.4 Haifa Group Ltd
6.4.5 ICL Speciality Fertilizers
6.4.6 Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd.
6.4.7 Mivena BV
6.4.8 Nutrien Ltd.
6.4.9 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA
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:

  • Compo Expert GMbh
  • Ekompany International BV (DeltaChem)
  • Florikan
  • Haifa Group Ltd
  • ICL Speciality Fertilizers
  • Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd.
  • Mivena BV
  • Nutrien Ltd.
  • Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA