The chemical fertilizers refer to synthetic compound substances that are specifically used to improve crop yield. These fertilizers are produced from sewage or animal waste, and nitrogenous or phosphatic materials along with other ingredients.
The main types of chemical fertilizers are nitrogen fertilizer, phosphate fertilizer, and potash fertilizer. Nitrogen fertilizer is a substance, like manure or a mixture of nitrates, added to soil or water to increase its productivity. The crop categories are cereals, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, and other crop categories. The forms are solid, liquid, and gaseous. The product types are complex fertilizers, dap, mop, urea, ssp, and other product types. The methods of application are broadcasting, drop spreading, fertigation, and foliar spray.
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The global chemical fertilizers market grew from $159.16 billion in 2022 to $169.17 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The chemical fertilizers market is expected to grow to $214.07 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 6.1%.
Farmers all around the world are adopting intensive farming techniques to increase productivity per hectare. Intensive farming is an agricultural intensification and mechanization system that aims to maximize yields from available land through various means, such as heavy use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. These techniques help to meet the rising demand for food of the growing population and help to prevent food shortages. Some intensive farming techniques, such as monoculture, drive the demand for fertilizers. Monoculture is the practice of growing one type of crop intensively over a large area, thus depleting nutrients in the soil and making it heavily dependent on synthetic fertilizers.
The fertilizer market is likely to be affected by the rising use of bio-fertilizers due to the adverse impact of synthetic fertilizers on soil and other environmental concerns. A bio-fertilizer contains living microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae, which are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen or converting soluble phosphate and potash in the soil into forms available to the plants. Bio-fertilizers promote growth in plants by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant. The negative effects of long-term chemical fertilizer use on the soil boosted the use of bio-fertilizers.
Phosphorus is being recovered from sewage, manure, and other sources and made available as a fertilizer. Since phosphorus is a finite source, companies are looking for ways to recycle or recapture phosphorus to be used in agriculture. Plant-available phosphorus content is increased through anaerobic digestion and composting and in sludge from sewage through acid treatment and oxidation. According to research conducted by the Luke Research Agency in Finland, manure and sludge when treated appropriately can provide more phosphorus than traditional inorganic fertilizers.
Major companies in the chemical fertilizers market include Sinopec Limited, Yara International ASA (ADR), Guardian Industries LLC, Nutrien Ltd., Marubeni, Mitsui, BASF SE, CF Industries Holdings Inc., Israel Corp Ltd., and Sinofert Holdings Limited.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the chemical fertilizers market in 2022. North America was the second-largest region in the chemical fertilizers market. The regions covered in the chemical fertilizers market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, and Africa.
The countries covered in the chemical fertilizers market are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, and Vietnam.
The chemical fertilizer market consists of the sales of phosphorus fertilizers, calcium, magnesium and sulphur fertilizers, micronutrient fertilizers, and Inhibitors. Values in this market are ‘factory gate’ values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers) or directly to end customers. The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods.
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
The global chemical fertilizers market is segmented -
1) By Type: Nitrogen Fertilizer, Phosphate Fertilizer, Potash Fertilizer
2) By Crop Category: Cereals, Oilseeds, Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crop Categories
3) By Method of Application: Broadcasting, Drop Spreading, Fertigation, Foilar Spray
4) By Form: Solid, Liquid, Gaseous
5) By Product Type: Complex Fertilizers, DAP, MOP, Urea, SSP, Other Product Types