The acquisitions of regional companies and innovative product developments are rigorously being followed by bigger players, as the major strategic move in the global fertilizer market. As a principal market development, Uralkali ended its alliance with Belarusian Potash Company, which was one of the world's two major potash cartels.The move resulted in a major price decline for fertilizers, across the globe. Market Dynamics
All products sold as fertilizers require uniform labeling, guaranteeing the minimum level of nutrients readily available for plants. The factors supporting the growth of the global fertilizer market are - world economic growth, potential for the agriculture sector, and input-output prices of nutrients used to manufacture fertilizers. The major drivers of the fertilizer market are - increasing demand for bio-based and micro nutrient fertilizers. High population growth, leading to food security concerns across the globe, along with the increasing demand for productivity from the available share of arable agricultural land, also drive the global fertilizer market. However, growing regulatory and environment concern, high cost of production of fertilizers, low crop prices, and low access to credit and input markets, are some of the factors restraining the market’s growth.
Based on type, the global fertilizer market is divided into three major nutrients - nitrogenous, phosphoric, and potash fertilizers. More than 41.6% of the nutrient demand is fulfilled by nitrogenous fertilizers. The nitrogenous fertilizer market is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period of 2017-2022. The application of various fertilizers is led by grains and cereals, which account for 80.9% of the market’s demand in the crop-based application segment. The non-crop based application of fertilizers, including turf and ornamental, is poised to record a CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period.
The Major Companies in the Industry Include
Agrium Yara International Koch Industries Bunge Ltd These are some of the big players in the fertilizer manufacturing industry. Though the fertilizer production industry as a whole is concentrated, most of the low-income, developing nations are import dependent. Therefore, price parity and economies of scale in production can help sustain growth. Additionally, investment in R&D for product innovation are the major strategies followed by the market players.
Recent Industry Insights
Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. is poised to merge with Agrium Inc. This deal will bring together the largest nutrient production capacity of Potash Corp., with Agrium Inc., the North American largest retail distributor. This deal is expected to be completed in 2018. In 2017, Midwest Fertilizer confirmed that it will spend USD 2.8 billion in the Southwestern part of India and the United States, which will reduce the dependence of these regions on imported fertilizers. This project is expected to be completed by 2022. Key Deliverables of the Study
The global fertilizer market analysis for 2017-2022, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis. Market overview, with the identification and analysis of the macro- and micro-factors that affect the global fertilizer market, on both, global and regional scale, and are instrumental in changing the market scenario. The extensively-researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies and their market shares, along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and financial information and strategies adopted by them, to sustain and grow in the studied market. The Report is Important for the Following Stakeholders -
Farmers, producers, and manufacturers Agricultural input companies Enterprises operating in the industry Traders and stakeholders operating in the sector Investors/research institutions interested in the market Customization Options: