Fertilizer Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Fertilizer Manufacturing in the US

The Fertilizer Manufacturing industry experiences high levels of volatility. Price drops for both fertilizers and crops caught many industry operators by surprise in 2015 and caused a dip in revenue. Prices have continued their slide since, leading to overall revenue decline over the five years to 2019. Over the five years to 2024, industry revenue is expected to increase. The prices of fertilizer, especially potash, are expected to rise during the outlook period, boosting revenue. Exports are also expected to rise, further aiding industry revenue. At the same time, imports are anticipated to decline as major operators expand manufacturing facilities abroad.

This industry primarily manufactures fertilizer products. These products contain a different mixture of the three vital nutrients essential for plant growth: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. The products are distributed via wholesale arrangements with third parties or, in the case of vertically integrated operations, by the manufacturer.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Agricultural price index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table CF Industries Holdings Inc. (US industry-specific segment) –financial performance*
    • Table The Mosaic Company (US industry-specific segment) –financial performance*
    • Table Nutrien Ltd. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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