Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Urea, Methylene Urea, Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonia, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, Others) By Form (Liquid, Dry, Others (Granular and Pelleted)), By Application (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, Others) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America), Global Economy Insights, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast Till 2031.

The report offers the value (in USD Billion) for the above segments.

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Market Overview:
According to a new report by IMIR Market Research on Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market was valued at approximately USD 63.72 billion in 2023. Over the course of the forecast period (2024–2031), it is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7%, reaching a valuation of USD 98.34 billion by 2031.

The growth is explained by the fact that agriculture is becoming more and more popular globally on a commercial basis. The agricultural sector has seen an increase in demand for nitrogenous fertilizers in order to give the different food crops the right nutrition and increase yield. Applying these fertilizers to agricultural commodities such as fruits, vegetables, cotton, and cereals is essential. Variations in climatic circumstances have a significant impact on crops' ability to produce, which alters food supply and demand according to the seasons. Fertilizers are essential components used in farming to increase crop productivity. Fertilizers are used in the cultivation of a wide variety of crops worldwide.

Nitrogen is one of the nutrients most crucial to plant growth. Although it is naturally present in the environment, relatively few plants are able to absorb it. It is therefore purposefully applied to the plants as nitrogenous fertilizers. The product is offered in several forms on the global market, each with a different ratio of nutrients, including ammonia, calcium ammonium nitrate, and ammonium sulfate. The aforementioned goods offer a better texture in addition to helping to control plant growth for a quicker yield.

Globally, emerging economies are beginning to realize the significance it is to use the product in the manufacture of agricultural goods. Farmers in emerging nations like Rwanda, Uganda, China, India, and Rwanda are being educated on how to use chemicals responsibly. Additionally, local producers provide sales services related to crop nutrition requirements and technologies. Businesses also engage in user education regarding the possible risks associated with excessive fertilizer use, as well as proper storage and disposal techniques.

worldwide, a number of institutions are stepping up to raise awareness about the use of goods that can help increase agricultural productivity. Among them are the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA). Global product consumption is rising as a result of initiatives of a similar nature.

Market Dynamics:
Market Drivers:

Increasing Population and Food Demand

  • The rising global population's impact on the expanding requirement for food. The need to increase the production of food & boost agricultural productivity is expanding as the world's population rises, particularly in emerging economies, in order to meet the increasing demand for food products. Because they give crops the vital nutrients they need, nitrogenous fertilizers like urea, which ammonium nitrate, and also ammonium sulfate are critical for encouraging plant development, raising crop yields, and enhancing agricultural efficiency. In order to maximize crop growth and development, improve nutrient uptake by plants, and restore soil fertility, farmers & agricultural producers depend on nitrogenous fertilizers. The need to handle issues with food security, sustainably boost agricultural output, and meet the nutritional needs of the world's expanding population is what is driving the rising need for nitrogenous fertilizers.

Advancements in Agricultural Technologies and Practices

  • The developments in farming methods and technologies that support the economical and sustainable application of nitrogenous fertilizers. Due to agricultural advancements like as soil testing, nitrogen management methods, controlled-release fertilizer goods, and improved farming practices, farmers can now apply fertilizer at the right rates, minimize nutrient loss, and increase the efficiency of resources. The use of precision farming technology, such as drones, sensor-based monitoring systems, & satellite imaging, enable farmers to monitor crop health, evaluate soil conditions, and customize the use of fertilizer according to crop needs and environmental parameters. Furthermore, enhanced nitrogen fertilizer formulations containing covered or slow-releasing granule reduce environmental impact and optimize fertilizer performance by minimizing nutrient leaching, combustion, and runoff. Innovative fertilizer solutions are seeing a surge in demand due to the increasing adoption of modern agricultural equipment and practices that improve the environmental effect and efficiency of applying nitrogenous fertilizer.  As a result, the market for nitrogen fertilizers is expanding rapidly.
Market Trends:

Shift Towards Sustainable Agriculture

  • The growing emphasis on environmentally friendly farming methods. Reducing the harmful effects of fertilizer application—especially nitrogenous fertilizers—is becoming more and more important as environmental concerns and regulations become more stringent. The goal of sustainable agriculture methods is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogenous fertilizers, like nitrous oxide, and nutrient runoff and leaching. Precision agriculture, soil health leadership, and combined nutrient management are among the techniques that farmers and food manufacturers are implementing to maximize fertilizer use, boost nutrient efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. Furthermore, there is a growing need for nitrogenous fertilizers, such as controlled-release & slow-release formulations, that are more effective and have a less environmental impact. Manufacturers are spending money on R&D to produce cutting-edge fertilizer products that maintain or increase crop yields while adhering to environmental standards. The market dynamics in the nitrogen-fixing fertilizer segment are being shaped by the transition to sustainable agricultural methods, which is increasing demand for ecologically friendly fertilizers.

Increasing Adoption of Specialty Nitrogenous Fertilizers

  • The growing use of specialized nitrogenous fertilizers designed to meet the needs of particular crops and soil types. Conventional nitrogenous fertilizers, such urea and ammonium nitrate, give crops the necessary nitrogen nutrients, but they might not be able to adequately treat other nutrient deficits or soil conditions. Specialty nitrogenous fertilizers provide targeted solutions to meet particular agronomic difficulties and maximize crop performance. They are designed with additional vitamins and minerals, micronutrients, or additives. For instance, nutrient imbalances can be corrected, soil fertility can be increased, and crop yield and quality can be improved with nitrogenous fertilizers enhanced with sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, and micronutrients. Moreover, inhibitors or coatings may be added to specialist nitrogenous fertilizers to lower nutrient losses and improve soil nutrient utilization efficiency. Specialty fertilizers containing nitrogen that provide customized solutions to increase crop nutrition & productivity are in greater demand as farmers look to maximize return on their fertiliser investment and achieve sustainability agricultural results. Growing agronomic methods and customer tastes in the fertilizer with nitrogen sector are reflected in the growing use of customized nitrogenous fertilizers.
Market Restraining Factors:

Environmental Concerns and Regulations

  • The Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market is the increasing environmental concerns and regulations related to fertilizer use. Nitrogenous fertilizers, especially those that contain urea or nitrate of ammonium, have the potential to release greenhouse gasses like nitrous oxide into the atmosphere as well as cause nutrient runoff and leaching. Once nitrogen fertilizer is used excessively, it can erode soil, pollute streams, and damage aquatic ecosystems as well as public health. Stricter environmental laws and nutrient management plans are being put into place globally by regulatory bodies in an effort to lessen the negative environmental effects of fertilizer use and safeguard natural resources. Limitations on the use of fertilizer rates, planning requirements for nutrient management, and obligations to implement best management practices to reduce nitrogen losses are a few examples of these regulations. Market dynamics and profit in the fertilizer with nitrogen category are impacted by the complexity and increased cost of fertilizer manufacturing and distribution operations resulting from compliance with environmental standards. Moreover, consumer opinions and tastes may be impacted by regulatory uncertainties and environmental concerns, which could lead to a rise in demand for ecologically friendly fertiliser substitutes and a shift in the market for nitrogen-rich fertilizers.
Key Industry Developments:
  • In November 2022, The United Nations Climate Change Conference saw the announcement of the establishment of the Efficient Fertilizer Consortium by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR). Research is conducted by the Efficient Fertilizer Consortium, a public-private cooperation, to develop economical, ecologically friendly, and efficient fertilizers and management techniques.
  • In December 2022, two anti-hunger campaigns were started by SDG2 Advocacy Hub during COP27 in an effort to increase public awareness of the world's hunger and climate issues and to highlight potential solutions.
Report Coverage:

The report will cover the qualitative and quantitative data on the global Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market. The qualitative data includes latest trends, market players analysis, market drivers, market opportunity, and many others. Also, the report quantitative data includes market size for every region, country, and segments according to your requirements. We can also provide customize report in every industry vertical.

Report Scope and Segmentations:

Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Forecast Year


Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.7% from 2024 to 2031


By Product, By Form, By Application, By Region


USD Billion

By Product

  • Urea
  • Methylene Urea
  • Ammonium Nitrate
  • Ammonium Sulfate
  • Ammonia
  • Calcium Ammonium Nitrate
  • Others

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Dry
  • Others (Granular and Pelleted0

By Application

  • Cereals & Grains
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market Players Analysis:
  • Yara International ASA
  • The Mosaic Company
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
  • Nutrien Ltd.
  • EuroChem Group AG
  • OCI Nitrogen BV
  • Agrium Inc.
  • PotashCorp
  • Bunge Limited
  • Haifa Chemicals Ltd.
  • Coromandel International Ltd.
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Sinofert Holdings Limited
  • Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd.
  • Israel Chemicals Ltd.
  • Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)
  • Uralkali
  • Qingdao Sonef Chemical Company Limited
  • K+S AG
Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Product

  • Urea
  • Methylene Urea
  • Ammonium Nitrate
  • Ammonium Sulfate
  • Ammonia
  • Calcium Ammonium Nitrate
  • Others

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Dry
  • Others (Granular and Pelleted)

By Application

  • Cereals & Grains
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Others

The report also helps in understanding Global Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market dynamics, structure by analyzing the market segments, and project the Global Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market size. Clear representation of competitive analysis of key players by type, price, financial position, product portfolio, growth strategies, and regional presence in the Global Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market make the report investor’s guide.

Global Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market Segmentation Analysis:

The market scope is segmented because of by Product, by form, by Application.

By Product

Based on the Product of the market is categorised Urea, Methylene Urea, Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonia, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, Others.

The urea product group held the highest share in terms of sales in 2022 more than 33%. The market for nitrogenous fertilizers is anticipated to grow as a result of the availability of more nitrogen and less expensive urea. Urea is thought to be the most significant nitrogenous fertilizer due to its high nitrogen content of 46%. The rapid hydrolysis of urea, which volatilizes and generates ammonium carbonate, may result in a considerable loss of ammonia. Urea hydrolyzes quickly, so if you place too much of it next to seeds, the seedlings may be harmed by ammonia. It is therefore very important to place the urea fertilizers in relation to the seeds.

The ammonia product segment held the second position, contributing around 18% of the revenue share. Superior solubility and increased leaching loss resistance are credited with the rise. Since ammonia has a larger nitrogen content than any other commercial counterpart, it is a key component of the nitrogen-based fertilizer business. It can be transformed into several kinds of nitrogen fertilizers or added to the soil directly as a plant nutrient. The nitrate that is created when crushed limestone and nitric acid react contains nitrogen, which is found in calcium nitrate. Water-soluble and readily broken down in the soil are amide fertilizers.

By Application

Based on the Application of the market is categorised into Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, Others.

The segment with the largest revenue share more than 44% was cereals and grains. The expansion is explained by the fact that cereal and grain crops need the most attention in order to produce higher yields and increase profitability for both farmers and the agriculture sector as a whole. Products like urea, ammonium nitrate, and anhydrous ammonia are selected for cereals and grains because they require less quantity to provide the sufficient supply of nitrogen needed for the plants to grow to their full potential.

Oilseeds and pulses held the second spot in the application segment and are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% in terms of revenue over the course of the forecast year. The need to achieve dense pulse canopies and increase the percentage of germination of seeds is credited with the growth. Essential crops that provide humans with daily needs of essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals are oilseeds and pulses. Application of this product to farms growing oilseeds and pulses in an appropriate manner improves crop yields and ensures soil quality is maintained. Fertilizers high in nitrogen are used to encourage the growth of decorative and fiber plants. Slow-release product formulations can help prevent overfertilization of these plants by releasing nitrogen gradually and maximizing plant uptake.

Regional Snapshots:

By region, Insights into the markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world are provided by the study.

The Asia Pacific area accounted for more than 65% of revenue in 2021. The growth is attributed to more people living in rural regions, a more pleasant environment, and more arable land. Asian countries are becoming the preferred location for major global producers of nitrogenous fertilizers due to growing demand and heightened awareness of food security. China is the world's largest user of the commodity, accounting for nearly one-third of global consumption. These fertilizers are crucial to preserving food security in China since they allow for a better development in grain and non-grain yields.

Europe is expected to increase at a CAGR of 6.3% in the near future, placing it third in the geographical group in terms of revenue in 2021. The rise is due to the region's vast grasslands and agricultural landscape. Goods with phosphate bases are mainly imported from Morocco, whereas fertilizers with nitrate bases are imported into the region from Egypt, Algeria, and Russia. Most NPK chemicals are imported from Norway and Russia.

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North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Rest of Europe


  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
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Research Scope of Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market:
  • Historic year: 2019-2022
  • Base year: 2023
  • Forecast: 2024 to 2031
  • Representation of Market revenue in USD Million

Nitrogenous Fertilizer Market Trends: Market key trends which include Increased Competition and Continuous Innovations Trends:

  • PUBLISHED ON : April, 2024
  • BASE YEAR : 2023
  • STUDY PERIOD : 2020-2032
  • NO OF PAGES : 380

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