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Fertilizers in China

Demand to grow 3.3% per annum through 2015
Demand for fertilizers in China is forecast to increase 3.3 percent per annum through 2015 to 262 million metric tons. Sales of fertilizers will be supported by healthy expansion of agricultural activities as the amount of sown areas continues to grow and rural income levels rise. Farmers will continue to register steadily increasing incomes, the result of growing crop prices and government subsidies designed to supplement their revenues and reduce their material costs. Subsidies aimed directly at cutting the cost of fertilizers will encourage additional use. In addition, rising crop prices have encouraged farmers to invest in fertilizers to further boost crop yields. Advances will also be driven by increases in the hectarage of sown land dedicated to growing cash crops. However, increasing demand for organic food and improved understanding of the correct application of fertilizers will prevent demand from rising at a faster pace.

In value terms, fertilizer demand is expected to grow 6.0 percent per year to 548 billion yuan, outpacing gains in volume terms. Faster value growth will be driven by strong demand for highervalue multi-nutrient fertilizers. In addition, advances will be supported by continued growth in fertilizer prices as the cost of natural gas, oil, coal, and other raw materials continues to increase.

Fertilizer nutrients to rise 4.4% yearly through 2015
Demand for fertilizer nutrients in China is projected to grow 4.4 percent annually through 2015 to 98.1 million metric tons. Nutrient demand will be stimulated by increasing use of higher nutrient level products as income levels grow in rural areas in China. In addition, government efforts to promote multi-nutrient fertilizers will also support gains in fertilizer nutrient demand. Accounting for more than three-fourths of total fertilizer demand in 2010, single-nutrient fertilizers will remain the larger product type through 2015, despite a relatively low growth rate of 2.1 percent per year. Sales of singlenutrient fertilizers will continue to be supported by their relatively low prices. Multi-nutrient fertilizer demand will post a strong annual growth rate of 7.3 percent through 2015, fortified by government efforts to promote their utilization.

Central-South, Central-East regions to remain largest
The size, growth and composition of fertilizer demand in the six regions that make up China vary considerably. The Central-South and Central-East will remain the two largest regional fertilizer markets. Due to the comparatively high income levels in the Central-South and Central-East -- which enable residents to afford more expensive food items -- demand for cash crops such as fruits and vegetables will rise in these regions, which in turn will fuel demand for fertilizer. Sales in the Northeast and Northwest regions will outpace the average through 2015, benefiting from the Great Western Development Strategy, the Northeast Revitalization Policy, and increasing income levels for farmers.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table FERTILIZER DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Overview
      • Recent Economic Performance
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA
    • Demographic Overview
      • Table POPULATION OF CHINA (million person)
    • Currency Exchange Rates
      • Table CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES, 2000-2010 (yuan per foreign currency)
    • Agricultural Sector Outlook
      • Sown Land Outlook
        • Table SOWN LAND IN CHINA BY CROP (million hectares)
      • Crop Output
        • Table SELECTED CROP OUTPUT IN CHINA (million metric tons)
      • Agricultural Value Added
        • Table AGRICULTURAL VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion yuan)
    • Rural Residents' Income & Expenditures
      • Table RURAL RESIDENT INCOME & EXPENDITURES IN CHINA, 2000-2010 (yuan/person)
    • Crop Price Trends, 2000-2010
      • Table CROP PRICES IN CHINA, 2000-2010 (yuan/50kg)
    • Policies & Regulations
    • The Twelfth Five-Year Plan
  • FERTILIZER OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA BY TYPE (000 metric tons)
    • Nutrient Content in Fertilizers
      • Table FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Pricing
      • Table SELECTED FERTILIZER PRICING IN CHINA (yuan/metric ton)
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN FERTILIZERS (000 metric tons)
      • Exports
        • Table FERTILIZER EXPORTS IN CHINA BY TYPE & DESTINATION, 2006-2010 (000 metric tons)
      • Imports
        • Table FERTILIZER IMPORTS IN CHINA BY TYPE & SOURCE, 2006-2010 (000 metric tons)
    • World Overview
  • SINGLE-NUTRIENT FERTILIZERS
    • General
      • Table SINGLE-NUTRIENT FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
    • Nutrient Content
      • Table SINGLE-NUTRIENT FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Nitrogen Fertilizers
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table NITROGEN FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Type
        • Table NITROGEN FERTILIZER DEMAND IN CHINA BY TYPE (000 metric tons)
        • Table UREA FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table AMMONIUM BICARBONATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table AMMONIUM SULFATE SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table OTHER NITROGEN FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Crop
        • Table NITROGEN FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA BY CROP (000 metric tons -- nitrogen content)
    • Phosphate Fertilizers
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Type
        • Table PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER DEMAND IN CHINA BY TYPE (000 metric tons)
        • Table SUPERPHOSPHATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table OTHER PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Crop
        • Table PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA BY CROP(000 metric tons -- phosphate content)
    • Potash Fertilizers
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table POTASH FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Type
        • Table POTASH FERTILIZER DEMAND IN CHINA BY TYPE (000 metric tons)
        • Table POTASSIUM CHLORIDE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table POTASSIUM SULFATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
        • Table OTHER POTASH FERTILIZERS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Crop
        • Table POTASH FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA BY CROP (000 metric tons -- potash content)
  • MULTI-NUTRIENT FERTILIZERS
    • General
      • Table MULTI-NUTRIENT FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
    • Nutrient Content
      • Table MULTI-NUTRIENT FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Nitrogen-Phosphate-Potash Fertilizers
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table NITROGEN-PHOSPHATE-POTASH FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Crop
        • Table NITROGEN-PHOSPHATE-POTASH FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND N CHINA BY CROP (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Nitrogen-Phosphate Fertilizers
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table NITROGEN-PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Crop
        • Table NITROGEN-PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND N CHINA BY CROP (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Other Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER MULTI-NUTRIENT FERTILIZER SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (000 metric tons)
      • Demand by Crop
        • Table OTHER MULTI-NUTRIENT FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA BY CROP (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
  • FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND BY CROP
    • General
      • Table FERTILIZER NUTRIENT DEMAND IN CHINA BY CROP (000 metric tons --.nutrient content)
    • Vegetables
      • Table VEGETABLE MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Rice
      • Table RICE MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons --.nutrient content)
    • Corn
      • Table CORN MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons --.nutrient content)
    • Wheat
      • Table WHEAT MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Fruits
      • Table FRUIT MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons --.nutrient content)
    • Soybeans
      • Table SOYBEAN MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
    • Other Crops
      • Table OTHER CROP MARKET FOR FERTILIZER NUTRIENTS IN CHINA (000 metric tons -- nutrient content)
  • REGIONAL TRENDS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION OF CHINA BY REGION (million persons)
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA BY REGION (billion yuan)
    • Regional Crop Production
      • Table CROP OUTPUT IN CHINA BY REGION (million metric tons)
    • Regional Sown Land
      • Table SOWN LAND IN CHINA BY REGION (million hectares)
    • Regional Demand for Fertilizers
      • Table FERTILIZER DEMAND IN CHINA BY REGION (000 metric tons)
      • Central-North
        • Table CENTRAL-NORTH REGION OF CHINA: FERTILIZER DEMAND
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST REGION OF CHINA: FERTILIZER DEMAND
      • Central-East
        • Table CENTRAL-EAST REGION OF CHINA: FERTILIZER DEMAND
      • Central-South
        • Table CENTRAL-SOUTH REGION OF CHINA: FERTILIZER DEMAND
      • Southwest
        • Table SOUTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: FERTILIZER DEMAND
      • Northwest
        • Table NORTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: FERTILIZER DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table FERTILIZER SALES BY COMPANY IN CHINA, 2010 (million yuan)
    • Market Share
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Foreign Participation in China
      • Legal & Regulatory Issues
      • Joint Ventures
      • Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprises
      • Representative Offices
    • Company Profiles
      • China BlueChemical Limited
      • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
      • Guizhou Kailin Group Company Limited
      • Hubei Newyangfeng Fertilizer Company Limited
      • Hubei Sanonda Company Limited
      • Hubei Yihua Group LLC
      • Luxi Chemical Group Company Limited
      • Nanjing Redsun Company Limited
      • Qinghai Salt Lake Potash Company Limited
      • Shandong Lianmeng Chemical Group Company Limited
      • Shandong Lubei Enterprise Group General Company
      • Shanxi Lanhua Sci-Tech Venture Company Limited
      • Shanxi Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group Company Limited
      • Sichuan Chemical Industry Holding Group Company Limited
      • Sichuan Hongda Company Limited
      • Sinochem Group
      • Tonghua Group
      • Wengfu Group Company Limited
      • Xiyang Fertilizer Industry Company Limited
      • Yankuang Group Company Limited
      • Yunnan Coal Chemical Industry Group Company Limited
      • Yunnan Yuntianhua Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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