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Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market by Type (Urea, Ammonium nitrate, Ammonium sulfate, Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), Other), By Application (Soil, Foliar, Fertigation, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The global nitrogen fertilizer market is expected to reach USD 16.6 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2018-2028. The growth in this particular industry will be driven by factors such as increasing agricultural production and improving crop yields globally; increase in fertilizer prices due to various reasons including raw material shortages and unfavorable exchange rates; increasing demand for organic products which are less reliant on fertilizers, etc.

Nitrogen fertilizer is a chemical compound that contains nitrogen, which makes it possible for plants to convert nitrates into proteins and other vital nutrients. Nitrogen fertilizers are often used in agriculture as they promote healthy plant growth. In organic farming, natural sources of nitrogen such as manure or soybean meal can be substituted.

Nitrogen fertilizer is a type of fertilizers that contains nitrogen as the key nutrient. Nitrogen-containing compounds are vital for producing plants, and nitrogen deficiency can lead to stunted growth in crops. In agriculture, it is used both as an ingredient in soil fertilizers and an oxidizer on farms.

On the basis of type, the global nitrogen fertilizers market is segmented into urea, ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, calcium ammonium nitrate (can), and other types.


Urea is the cheapest form of nitrogen fertilizers. It is also the slowest acting, which means that it does not release its nutrients into the soil as quickly as other forms of nitrates do. However, this can be a good thing because it provides plants with a steady supply of nutrients over time.

Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonia nitrate is made from ammonia and nitric acid in an ammonium salt form; they release their nutrient quickly into the environment making them useful for correcting deficiencies right away. They have been used effectively for many years to combat drought-like conditions by providing quick access to water in dry soils.

Ammonium Sulfate

This type of fertilizer has sulfuric acid mixed with ammonia to create ammonium sulfate. It is a very reactive form of nitrate which means that its nutrients are released quickly. Ammonium sulfate has an advantage in colder climates because it can break down into ammonia and sulfur, both elements that plants need to survive.

Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)

This type of fertilizer comes from the reaction between calcium oxide with urea or ammonium hydroxide solutions. CAN releases some nitrogen right away but most will be held back until conditions for plant growth improve.

On the basis of application, the global nitrogen fertilizers market is segmented into soil, foliar, fertigation, and other applications.


The soil application is the most popular form of fertilization and includes the use of urea, ammonium nitrate, can (ammonium sulfate), calcium ammonium nitrate in a variety of applications. The use of nitrogen-based fertilizer for crop production has been following an upward trend due to its versatility and high nutrient content that helps to promote plant growth.


Foliar application is usually used by growers for the fast-acting response to a plant's need for nutrients. Fertilizers in this form are applied directly on leaves or can be sprayed onto fruit and vegetables. It also provides plants with protection from pests such as aphids and beetles when it inhibits their ability to digest sugar (phytotoxicity).


Fertigation is the application of fertilizers by irrigation to the soil, subsoil, or porous rock. Fertigation differs from fertigating in that it typically applies water and fertilizer through a drip system. Fertigating applies fertilizers through a dosing system which may include sprinkler heads, injection, or metering systems.

On the basis of region, the global nitrogen fertilizers market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America is the leading market for nitrogen fertilizers with a share of over 44% in 2017.

Growth Factors

The global nitrogen fertilizers market is being driven by population increase, and the need to produce food on a continuous basis. The increase in demand for agricultural products has led to an increased requirement of fertilizers which are necessary for maintaining crop productivity. In order to meet this rising demand with an adequate supply, major companies have started to produce more nitrogen fertilizers. The global population is expected to increase from the current level of around seven billion, and reach nine billion people by 2050; this will have a significant impact on fertilizer demand as food production needs are likely to rise in tandem with an expanding world population.


Up Market Research published a new report titled “Nitrogen Fertilizers Market research report which is segmented by Types (Urea, Ammonium nitrate, Ammonium sulfate, Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), Other), By Applications (Soil, Foliar, Fertigation, Others), By Players/Companies Coromandel, Yara International, CF Industries, Nutrien, Bunge, CVR Partners, KOCH, Sinofert, Eurochem, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Research Report
By Type Urea, Ammonium nitrate, Ammonium sulfate, Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), Other
By Application Soil, Foliar, Fertigation, Others
By Companies Coromandel, Yara International, CF Industries, Nutrien, Bunge, CVR Partners, KOCH, Sinofert, Eurochem, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 244
Number of Tables & Figures 171
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Industry Outlook

Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Urea, Ammonium nitrate, Ammonium sulfate, Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), Other and By Application Soil, Foliar, Fertigation, Others.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Coromandel
  2. Yara International
  3. CF Industries
  4. Nutrien
  5. Bunge
  6. CVR Partners
  7. KOCH
  8. Sinofert
  9. Eurochem
  10. Potash Corp of Saskatchewan

Nitrogen Fertilizers Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. It is a professional and a detailed report focusing on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Further, key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are reviewed in the report.


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  • In-depth analysis of the Nitrogen Fertilizers Market

Overview of the regional outlook of the Nitrogen Fertilizers Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Overview

Highlights of The Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Nitrogen Fertilizers Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Urea

                2. Ammonium nitrate

                3. Ammonium sulfate

                4. Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)

                5. Other

       7. By Application:

                1. Soil

                2. Foliar

                3. Fertigation

                4. Others

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Nitrogen Fertilizers Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2028.


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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Nitrogen Fertilizers Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Urea
      5.2.2 Ammonium nitrate
      5.2.3 Ammonium sulfate
      5.2.4 Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
      5.2.5 Other
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Soil
      6.2.2 Foliar
      6.2.3 Fertigation
      6.2.4 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Nitrogen Fertilizers Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Urea
      9.6.2 Ammonium nitrate
      9.6.3 Ammonium sulfate
      9.6.4 Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
      9.6.5 Other
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Soil
      9.10.2 Foliar
      9.10.3 Fertigation
      9.10.4 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Nitrogen Fertilizers Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Urea
      10.6.2 Ammonium nitrate
      10.6.3 Ammonium sulfate
      10.6.4 Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
      10.6.5 Other
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Soil
      10.10.2 Foliar
      10.10.3 Fertigation
      10.10.4 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Nitrogen Fertilizers Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Urea
      11.6.2 Ammonium nitrate
      11.6.3 Ammonium sulfate
      11.6.4 Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
      11.6.5 Other
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Soil
      11.10.2 Foliar
      11.10.3 Fertigation
      11.10.4 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Nitrogen Fertilizers Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Urea
      12.6.2 Ammonium nitrate
      12.6.3 Ammonium sulfate
      12.6.4 Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
      12.6.5 Other
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Soil
      12.10.2 Foliar
      12.10.3 Fertigation
      12.10.4 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Nitrogen Fertilizers Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Urea
      13.6.2 Ammonium nitrate
      13.6.3 Ammonium sulfate
      13.6.4 Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
      13.6.5 Other
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Nitrogen Fertilizers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Soil
      13.10.2 Foliar
      13.10.3 Fertigation
      13.10.4 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Nitrogen Fertilizers Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Coromandel
      14.3.2 Yara International
      14.3.3 CF Industries
      14.3.4 Nutrien
      14.3.5 Bunge
      14.3.6 CVR Partners
      14.3.7 KOCH
      14.3.8 Sinofert
      14.3.9 Eurochem
      14.3.10 Potash Corp of Saskatchewan
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Nitrogen Fertilizers market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Urea
  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Ammonium sulfate
  • Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)
  • Other
By Applications
  • Soil
  • Foliar
  • Fertigation
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Coromandel
  • Yara International
  • CF Industries
  • Nutrien
  • Bunge
  • CVR Partners
  • KOCH
  • Sinofert
  • Eurochem
  • Potash Corp of Saskatchewan

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