The global agriculture fertilizers market size was valued at USD 71.16 billion in 2021 and it is expected to surpass around USD 85.8 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 2.1% from 2022 to 2030.
The rapidly growing global population and shifting dietary preferences are boosting the growth of the agriculture fertilizers market across the globe. Fertilizers are the rich sources of various nutrients that are needed for the agricultural crops and vegetables to grow. Fertilizers are an essential ingredient or materials that facilitate higher production of crops and improving soil nutrients availability. The increasing awareness among the farmers regarding the benefits of using agriculture fertilizers has significantly boosted its adoption among the global farmers population. According to the United Nations, the global population is projected to reach over 9 billion by 2050. This will create a tremendous pressure on the food supply and thus the demand for the agriculture fertilizers is expected to gain a tremendous momentum during the forecast period. Furthermore, the agriculture industry is facing low productivity owing to various factors such as rapid urbanization, shrinking of agricultural land, and shortage of labor. The rising focus of the population towards participation in manufacturing and services industry is resulting in shortages of agricultural labor.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 70% of the global population is expected to reside in urban areas in the forthcoming years. Therefore, rising urbanization, rising population, and shrinking of agricultural lands is expected to drive the demand for the agriculture fertilizers to increase agricultural production. Moreover, the rising demand for the organic fertilizers among the farmers owing to the growing demand for the organic fruits, vegetables, and grains among the global population is expected to spur the growth of the global agriculture fertilizers market during the forecast period.
Surging government initiatives and subsidies provided to the farmers to support the farmers and ensure adequate availability of raw materials to the farmers in order to meet the demand for food or agricultural crops is expected to support the growth of the market. In April 2020, according to a national news platform, The Economic Times, Indian government is closely monitoring the distribution and supply of the fertilizers to ensure the adequate supply of fertilizers to the farmers in order to support the fertilizers industry growth in the country.
Report Scope of the Agriculture Fertilizers Market
|Market Size by 2030||USD 85.8 Billion|
|Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030||
CAGR of 2.1%
|Asia Pacific Market Share in 2021||50%|
|Solid Form Segment Market Share in 2021||63%|
|Forecast Period||2022 to 2030|
|Segments Covered||Form, Nature, Product, Geography|
|Companies Mentioned||Yara International, Nutrien Ltd., The Mosaic Company, Haifa Group, Syngenta AG, ICL Group Ltd., EuroChem Group, OCP Group S.A., K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Uralkali|
Depending on the form, the global agriculture fertilizers market was dominated by the solid form segment that accounted for a market share of 63% in 2021. There is a high demand for the dry or solid fertilizers that are available in granules form. The solid agriculture fertilizers are suitable for the slow release formula be4cause it is slowly absorbed by the crops and plants. The slow absorption helps in breaking down the nutrients in the fertilizers. Moreover, the solid form of fertilizers is cheaper and facilitates easy storage and it remains intact in different weather conditions, which is a major advantage of the solid form of agriculture fertilizers.
The liquid form segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 5.3% from 2022 to 2030. It is available in the form of liquid or in liquid concentrate form that can be mixed with water to make fertilizers. It is highly water soluble and are very much efficient. In the past few years, the demand for the liquid fertilizers has increased rapidly as it can be quickly absorbed by the plants and crops that fuels the growth of the crops and plants in the agricultural fields. Further, the low salt content of the liquid fertilizers does not allow the roots to steer away. The higher solubility of the liquid fertilizers, ease of blending, and ease of handling are the prominent factors associated with the liquid fertilizers that are boosting the demand for the liquid fertilizers across the globe.
Based on the nature, the inorganic segment accounted for around 58.5% of the global agriculture fertilizers market in 2021. The inorganic are the chemical based traditional fertilizers that are highly used in the agricultural sector across the globe. The nutrient rich salts in inorganic fertilizers like potassium, phosphorous, and nitrogen get quickly dissolved in plants and helps in rapid growth of the crops. The inorganic fertilizers are regulated under strict norms that prescribes the content of nitrogen, potash, and phosphorous to be used in fertilizers to meet the soil and plant requirements efficiently. The easy availability of inorganic fertilizers in various forms such as liquid, solid, water-soluble powder, and liquid concentrates has significant contributions towards the growth of the market.
The organic segment is anticipated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. The rapidly burgeoning demand for the organic food products among the population, especially in the developed regions is expected to boost organic farming in the forthcoming years and hence, the demand for the organic fertilizers is expected to grow at a rapid rate in the upcoming future. The rising health consciousness and rising awareness regarding the ill-impacts of chemically processed food items has resulted in the growing demand for organic food items, thereby boosting the growth of the organic fertilizers across the globe.
Based on the product, the nitrogenous fertilizers was the dominating segment in the global agriculture fertilizers market in 2021. The demand for the nitrogenous fertilizers is high among the farmers owing to its easy availability, cheap cost, and higher efficiency in growing crops. Urea-ammonium nitrate is one of the prominent crop growth enhancers and it is gaining a rapid traction among the liquid fertilizer manufacturers owing to its higher compatibility with herbicides, pesticides, and growth regulators. This segment is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period.
Asia Pacific captured a market share of more than 50% and led the global agriculture fertilizers market in 2021. The various nations such as China, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia are the prominent consumers of agriculture fertilizers owing to their huge crop yields. These nations are among the top exporters of rice, edible oils, and various other crops across the globe. China is the largest consumer of urea and it accounts for around one-third of the global urea consumption. Urea is mainly utilized in the production of cereals, oilseeds, corn, and soybean.
India is the second largest consumer of urea followed by Indonesia. The cheap costs and favorable government policies regarding the subsidies to the farmers have resulted in the increased utilization of urea for increasing crops production in Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific is expected to remain the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.
Key Market Developments
Some of the prominent players in the global agriculture fertilizers market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
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