Published: Jan, 2018

The world market for specialty fertilizers is exhibiting a steady progress in the last few years. All over the world, the growing need for food to cater to the ever-expanding base of human population has compelled to augment yield of crop through means of practices of modern farming. Due to the fact that conventional practices of agriculture are unable to produce the required amount of yield that is needed to feed this huge base of human population across the globe.

In addition to this fact, various initiatives and investment associated with research and development for the introduction and implementation of novel specialty fertilizers are also bolstering the growth of specialty fertilizers market worldwide. Some of the eminent market participants in the world market for specialty fertilizers comprise names like Coromandel International Limited, The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., Yara International ASA, Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A., Haifa Chemicals Limited, Israel Chemical Limited, and Agrium Inc. amongst many others

In accordance with a market intelligence report on specialty fertilizers by Transparency Market Research, it has been predicted that the world specialty fertilizers market is going to clock a modest growth rate of 5.7% CAGR for the forecast period that extends from the year 2017 to the year 2025. Rising at this rate, the market is expected to reach a market valuation of around US$ 14,734.4 mn by the year 2025 from the market valuation of US$ 8,987.3 mn in the year 2016.

specialty fertilizers marketNorth America to Lead the Market throughout the Forecast Period

Taking geographical segmentations into consideration, the world market for specialty fertilizers is divided into the regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Of all of these regions, North America is expected to lead the market throughout the period of forecast as it had in the year 2016. With augmented emphasis on initiatives of sustainable agriculture together with a very high level of awareness about the environment owing to stringent regulations of the governmental are mostly responsible for such dominance in the world market.

Asia Pacific, however, is expected to exhibit high rate of growth in the said market during the period of forecast. China is estimated to lead the domestic market for specialty fertilizers in the Asia Pacific region.

Europe is also estimated to account for a substantial amount of share in the said market.

Depletion of Cultivable Land to Stimulate Market Growth

According to a research analyst by TMR, growing concerns about the environment together with other factors like increased health-related concerns, availability of lesser amount of land, increased support and encouragement from various governments, growing demand for food to cater to the huge base of human population which is growing at an alarming rate are contributing towards the growth of this market. 

Specialty fertilizers come with a number of benefits over various conventional fertilizers. Such benefits include relentless supply of nutrients to plants, higher efficiency and it is much less labor intensive. The nutrients that are provided by these specialty fertilizers are totally used as they are produced only in quite small amounts which plants can absorb quite easily absorbed.

Specialty fertilizers come in granular shaped and supply nutrients to the soil. Specialty fertilizers are either applied in the form of a seed coating or before sowing, the same is mixed with soil. Furthermore, specialty fertilizers also facilitate in the reduction of harm to crops owing to concentration of ions. They are also utilized in the form of a glue to bolster intake of pesticide and are utilized as binding agents so as to avoid leaching of pesticides from many different crops.

In addition to all of these factors, advancement in technology and rising investments in the activities of research and development the introduction and implementation of such novel specialty fertilizers are, in all likelihood, to ensure growth of the international market for specialty fertilizers. Investments in various industries that are somehow linked with the said market such as consumer goods, agriculture, and packaging are very likely to facilitate the growth of the international market for specialty fertilizers.

The information that has been shared in this review is based on a TMR report, titled, “Specialty Fertilizers Market (Type Analysis - Slow Release Fertilizers, Controlled Release Fertilizers, Nitrification and Urea Inhibitors, and Micronutrient Fertilizers; Crop Type - Cereals & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamentals, and Fruits & Vegetables; Compound Analysis - Nitrogen Compounds, Phosphate Compounds, Potash Compounds, and NPK Compounds) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2017 - 2025

For the study the market has been segmented as follows:

Global Specialty Fertilizers Market Segmentation

  • By Type
    • Slow Release Fertilizers
    • Controlled Release Fertilizers
    • Nitrification and Urea Inhibitors
    • Micro nutrient Fertilizers
    • Others
  • By Crop
    • Cereals & Oilseeds
    • Turf & Ornamentals
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Others
  • By Compounds
    • Nitrogen Compounds
    • Phosphate Compounds
    • Potash Compounds
    • NPK Compounds
  • By Region
    • North America
      • Canada
      • U.S.
    • Europe
      • France
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Poland
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC countries
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

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