Nitrogen Fertilizer Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Anhydrous Ammonia, Urea, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonium Nitrate), By Form (Dry, Liquid), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615344
  • Pages : 140

Market Overview:

One of the most crucial components for plant growth is nitrogen. Although it is naturally present in the atmosphere, relatively few plants can absorb it. It is therefore given to the plants synthetically in the form of nitrogenous fertilizers. In 2020, between 720 and 811 million people experienced hunger (Source: Global population growth has led to a need to increase crop yields annually to feed the growing population, which has strengthened the global agriculture industry. The agricultural sector has seen an increase in demand for nitrogenous fertilizers as a result of the need to feed different food crops properly to increase yield.

Growth factors:

  • Growth will be improved by the use of organic nitrogen fertilizers.

Farmers all around the world utilize a specific quantity of synthetic or chemical fertilizers to increase production. Over 60% of the synthetic nitrogen fertilizer that is sprayed on crops washes away and contaminates our waterways or the atmosphere. But in recent years, a rising pattern of desire for organic foods that are produced primarily with natural ingredients or biofertilizers or without any synthetic or chemical components has been noticed. Developing nations all around the world are finally realizing the benefits of employing organic nitrogen fertilizers in agricultural productivity. For instance, leading nitrogen innovator Pivot Bio joined the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) as an Innovation Sprint Partner, pledging at least $291 million in funding for product development over four years to hasten the adoption of climate-resilient microbial nitrogen fertilizers. The nitrogen fertilizer business will expand sustainably if microbial nitrogen fertilizer can permanently and instantly reduce GHG emissions while providing benefits to watershed health, biodiversity, and farmer margins.

  • Crop production will rise, boosting the expansion of nitrogen fertilizers.

The demand for nourishing, secure, and inexpensive food to feed the expanding population is predicted to grow, driving the global market for nitrogenous fertilizer. The global production of primary crops climbed by 52 percent between 2000 and 2020, reaching 9.3 billion tons in 2020, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States ( It is believed that the crop's great yielding potential would be unlocked by the usage of the best nitrogen fertilizers. Increased commercial farming and low-cost fertilizer production are anticipated to drive up demand for nitrogen fertilizers. Also, the market is anticipated to increase as a result of decreasing cropland and rising precision farming, including drip and sprinkler irrigation.

  • Over the period, urea will have a large growth.

Among other nitrogenous fertilizers, urea is one of the least expensive and easily soluble in water. The increased concentration of nitrogen and cheaper urea prices are responsible for the rise of the nitrogenous fertilizer business. Due to its extremely high nitrogen concentration (46%), urea is regarded as the most important nitrogenous fertilizer. The biggest urea producers and users worldwide are China and India. In 2020, China produced 56 MT urea the highest in the world (Source: Rice, wheat, sugarcane, and other crops grown in China and India all benefit from the use of urea. The demand for urea fertilizer is expected to remain high in the worldwide plant nutrition market due to its distinctive qualities.

Key Developments:

  • October 2022: A $20 million Series A round of funding has been secured by US firm Nitricity for its environmentally friendly nitrogen generation method. If Nitricity's technique were to be widely used, it may lessen the negative environmental effects of the manufacture of nitrogen fertilizers while also cutting costs for farmers, who still have to deal with a fluctuating market.
  • August 2022: Georgia Tech and the National Science Foundation have launched a $26 million partnership to transform fertilizer production. CASFER is working to create new technologies and initiatives for capturing, reusing, and generating decarbonized nitrogen-based fertilizers to move the U.S. away from nitrogen cycle pollution and toward a nitrogen circular economy (NBFs). Universities will start workforce development initiatives, such as education and training, in the future to get a new generation of farmers and scientists ready for work in the nitrogen cycle economy.
  • April 2022: Green Granulation, a business involved in the design and building of urea and ammonium nitrate/calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) granulation systems, has been successfully acquired by Casale, according to the announcement. Through this combination, Casale can adopt a one-stop-shop strategy on a bigger scale and provide its clients with the whole N-based fertilizer manufacturing cycle, from the raw ingredients to the finished goods.

COVID-19 Impact

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the pandemic's onset has had a substantial impact on the nitrogen fertilizer business in various regions of the world. Shipments were impacted during the initial lockdown phase as a result of a labour shortage and the closure of a few fertilizer factories that were housed in integrated chemical complexes. Initially, China suffered greatly as a result of being the pandemic's focal point. All fertilizer production rates have increased as the country's condition has stabilized. Therefore, a mild overall impact of COVID-19 on the fertilizer business is noted.


  • By Type
    • Anhydrous ammonia
    • Urea
    • Ammonium sulfate
    • Ammonium nitrate
  • By Form
    • Dry
    • Liquid
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Isreal
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Market Segmentation


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Anhydrous ammonia

5.3. Urea 

5.4. Ammonium sulfate

5.5. Ammonium nitrate 


6.1 Introduction

6.2 Dry

6.3 Liquid


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Spain

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Isreal

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. South Korea

7.6.4. India

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Taiwan 

7.6.8. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. CF Industries

9.2. Haifa Group

9.3. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO)

9.4. OCI N.V.

9.5. Acron Group

9.6. BASF SE

9.7. EuroChem group

9.8. Koch Fertilizer LLC

9.9. Yara International ASA

CF Industries

Haifa Group

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO)


Acron Group


EuroChem group

Koch Fertilizer LLC

Yara International ASA

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