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Chemical Fertilizers Market : Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024

Published On : December, 2018 REP-ID-329 Category: Chemicals and Materials

Global Chemical Fertilizers Market Overview

Chemical fertilizers are synthetically manufactured products that provide garden soil with 13 essential nutrients required to grow healthy plants. As the world’s population is increasing, the need for food along with the nutrients for production of food is also increasing. The global demand for food directly influences the fertilizers market as fertilizers are basic requirement for crops to produce high yield. To feed the increasing population there is a strong need for effective and low cost chemical fertilizers mainly in agricultural based countries such as India and U.S. Chemical fertilizers supplement plants with the vital nutrients needed for optimal and healthy growth. Commercial chemical fertilizers have the advantage of predictability and reliability. It contains a balanced distribution of the three main essential nutrients needed for optimum plant growth such as: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Commercial chemical fertilizers are more expensive than natural fertilizers. They may contain ingredients that may be toxic to the skin or respiratory system. Excess use of these fertilizers can kill the plant and can cause long-term imbalances in soil pH and fertility.

Market Size & Forecast

Global chemical fertilizer market is anticipated to reach around USD 150 billion by the end of 2024 witnessing a healthy compound annual growth rate of 3.9% over the period 2017-2024

In 2013, the demand for nitrogen fertilizers reached to 108 megatons, increasing crop prices is uplifting the demand for chemical fertilizers across the globe. Favourable weather conditions are also increasing the demand for chemical fertilizers in major agricultural regions.

Chemical Fertilizers Market

North America chemical fertilizers market marked a revenue share of around 52% in the global chemical fertilizer market followed by Asia pacific with a share of 24%. The region is anticipated to show a substantial growth in the near future.

Market Segmentation

By Macronutrients

Three nutrients are mainly involved in the manufacturing of chemical fertilizers, deep dive analysis has been carried out on following macronutrients:-

  • Nitrogen Based Fertilizers
  • Phosphate Based Fertilizers
  • Potash Based Fertilizers

By Micronutrients

On the basis of micronutrients used in chemical fertilizers, the market can be segmented into following categories:-

  • Iron Based Fertilizers
  • Manganese Based Fertilizers
  • Boron Based Fertilizers
  • Chlorine Based Fertilizers
  • Zinc Based Fertilizers
  • Copper Based Fertilizers
  • Molybdenum Based Fertilizers

By Application

  • Seed Treatment
  • Soil Treatment
  • Root Dipping
  • Others(set treatment, seedling root treatment & foliar treatment)

By Forms

  • Pure and mixed liquid fermentations
  • Pellet
  • Powder
  • Dispersible Granule

By Region

Global Chemical Fertilizers Market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Western and Eastern Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Rest of Western Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, North Africa, South Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Growth Drivers and Challenges

Food security has led to favourable trade policies in agricultural sector and has extended the reach of small farmers to international food trade. To meet the overflowing demand for food across the globe, there is a strong need for chemical fertilizers in agricultural sector to produce high yield.

In 2015, the global population reached to 7.3 billion. Thus, increasing global population is creating huge demand for food which is directly affecting the consumption of chemical fertilizers in farmlands. According to Research Nester, a huge demand for chemical fertilizers would upsurge the market growth in upcoming 5-6 years.  

Advanced chemical fertilizers are catching the trends in agricultural sector; the emerging chemical fertilizers are more efficient to provide immediate nourishment particularly when it is compared to organic fertilizers. High adoption rate of these fertilizers will further up thrust the market growth.  

In European countries, the use of chemical fertilizers is limited to reduce the environmental impact. Government governance over the usage of chemical fertilizers is anticipated to be a major market restraint in future.

Key Players

  • Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. (Canada)
  • The Mosaic Company (U.S.)
  • Uralkali PJSC (Russia)
  • Yara International ASA (Norway)
  • JSC Belaruskali (Belarus)

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


  • By Macronutrients Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Micronutrients Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Form Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

By Regions

Global Chemical Fertilizer Market has been studied on countries and regions like:

  • North America (U.S., Canada) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Rest of Latin America) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Western and Eastern Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, France, U.K, Benelux, Hungary, Rest Of Western Europe, Russia Poland, Rest of Eastern Europe) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Singapore, Japan, Australia & New Zealand & Rest of Asia) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment


Key Answers Captured in Report?
Which geography would have better demand for product/services?
What are the strategies adopted by big players in the regional market?
Which country would see the steep rise in CAGR & year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth?
What is the current & expected market size in next five years?
What is the market feasibility for long term investment?
What opportunity the country would offer for existing and new players in the market?
What is risk involved for suppliers in the geography?
What factors would drive the demand for the product/service in near future?
What is the impact analysis of various factors in the market growth?
What are the recent trends in the regional market and how successful they are?




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