Sulfur Fertilizers Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Sulfate, Elemental Sulfur, Sulfate Of Micronutrients, Others), By Form (Solid, Liquid), By Application (Cereals And Grains, Oilseeds And Pulses, Fruits And Vegetables, Turf And Ornamental, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615304
  • Pages : 146

Sulfur fertilizers contain sulfur along with other nutrients like nitrogen, ammonia, or potassium and are added to soil to prevent sulfur deficiencies in plants and food crops. There are more than 20 types of sulfur fertilizers commercially available in the market such as sulfate-sulfur, ammonium sulfate, elemental sulfur, and thiosulphate fertilizers. Sulfur is crucial for several functions in plants including nitrogen metabolism, enzyme activity, protein & oil production, and overall plant development.

Sulfur fertilizers are added to crops for improving respiration, metabolism, energy transmission, nitrogen fixation, and plant growth. The booming population, rising food insecurity, and growing scarcity of fertile farmland and other resources are driving the demand for nutrient-rich, high-yielding crops. Moreover, sulfur deficiency in plants due to lack of fertile soil is resulting in the growing demand for agriculture sulfur fertilizers. Moreover, the flourishing fertilizers industry and growing demand for sulfur-based fertilizers from manufacturers are also contributing to the growth of the global market during the projection period.

However, the availability of low-cost substitutes, growing demand for organic fertilizer, consumer shift towards sustainable farming practices, and stringent rules regarding sulfur emissions are likely to obstruct the growth of the global market for metal chelates during the projection period.

During the anticipation period, the growing population, rising food insecurity, and an increase of sulfur deficiency in the soil will support the growth of the global sulfur fertilizers market.

According to the current UN estimate, there are 8 billion people on the planet right now, and by 2050 that number might increase to 9.7 billion. Global food demand is increasing because of this development and rising income in emerging nations, which will affect people's diets by making them consume more meat and vegetables, thus leading to an increase in food demand.

It is predicted that food demand will increase from 59 percent to 98 percent by 2050. In response, farmers around the world will have to expand their farming area or increase productivity on already existing land by using irrigation, fertilizers, and micronutrients.

The widespread use of traditional agricultural methods has depleted the soil of essential nutrients such as sulfur. As a result, there has been an increase in the demand for sulfur or sulfur-based fertilizers to restore the soil's nutrition and make it suitable for agriculture. Sulfur is extremely essential for a crop’s overall development and growth. Therefore, the rising prevalence of sulfur deficiency is also driving the growth of the global sulfur fertilizer market.

During the forecast period, Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global sulfur fertilizers market.

The Asia Pacific region will experience rapid expansion throughout the projection period due to the growing demand for high-quality and better-yielding crops. Sulfur fertilizers are in high demand in markets such as India, Japan, and China. This region's market is also expanding because of the high population and rising food demand. According to recent estimates by United Nations, Asia is home to 418 million people suffering from severe food security. As predicted, 375.8 million people in the Asia Pacific region will face hunger in 2020, up almost 54 million from 2019. This estimate comes from UNICEF's most current report on food security. Moreover, the presence of a well-established agriculture industry and increasing investment are also spurring regional demand for sulfur fertilizers. In addition, the prevalence of key market players such as BASF, Yara International, Nutrient Ltd, and others will also spur the growth of sulfur fertilizers in this region.

Market Key Developments

  • In September 2020, Nutrien introduced the Smart Nutrition MAP+MST fertilizer, which is driven by Micronized Sulfur Technology (MST) and blends micronized sulfur with mono ammonium phosphate (MAP) to provide crops with consistent nutrition. When sprayed in the autumn, sulfur stays in its elemental form and won’t leach, so it’s accessible the following spring while freeing up critical time for seeding operations. MST is a patented method that lowers the elemental sulfur source to an average particle size of 15 microns.
  • In June 2021, Northern Nutrients Ltd. build a new sulfur urea speciality fertilizer plant in the east of Saskatoon. The factory is scheduled to begin production in the first quarter of 2022. It will first produce 28,000 tonnes of sulfur urea per year. Canola growers in Western Canada will primarily use this product.

Sulfur Fertilizers Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Type, Form, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Nufarm, Haifa Chemicals, K+S Aktiengesellschaft, The Mosaic Company, Coromandel International, Yara International, Nutrien, Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals, Israel Chemicals Ltd., Koch Industries
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Sulfate
    • Elemental Sulfur
    • Sulfate of micronutrients
    • Others
  • By Form
    • Solid
    • Liquid
  • By Application
    • Cereals and Grains
    • Oilseeds and pulses
    • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Turf and Ornamental
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

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. Sulfate

5.3. Elemental Sulfur

5.4. Sulfate of micronutrients

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Solid

6.3. Liquid


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Cereals and Grains

7.3. Oilseeds and pulses

7.4. Fruits and Vegetables

7.5. Turf and Ornamental

7.6. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Nufarm

10.2. Haifa Chemicals

10.3. K+S Aktiengesellschaft

10.4. The Mosaic Company

10.5. Coromandel International

10.6. Yara International

10.7. Nutrien

10.8. Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals

10.9. Israel Chemicals Ltd.

10.10. Koch Industries


Haifa Chemicals

K+S Aktiengesellschaft

The Mosaic Company

Coromandel International

Yara International


Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Koch Industries