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Market Study: Fertilizers

  • Publisher: Ceresana
  • Publication date: Nov. 1, 2011
  • Format: Electronic – PDF
  • Pages: 450
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 Fertilizers are vital nutrients necessary for all plants. They are essential for high-yield harvest. In 2010, about one quarter of all fertilizers used in Europe were applied on grassland for feeding.
According to the market research institute Ceresana, the European fertilizer market will grow to €15.3 billion by 2018. With a roughly 15% share, France is forecasted to be the largest sales market in 2018, followed by Russia and Germany. So far, only small amounts of fertilizers are used in Eastern Europe. This is why we expect fertilizer demand in this region to increase in future. In addition, the slow shifting from small farms to large-scale farms in Eastern Europe leads to a rising demand for fertilizers.

Increases in agricultural production and rapid population growth have become major issues of concern. Moreover, rising prosperity in emerging countries like China, Brazil, and India is resulting in changes in dietary habits. Rising meat consumption requires more grain and thus increases in fertilizer use. Furthermore, bioenergy sources continue gaining importance, with oil fruits and energy maize as the most popular varieties.

Fertilizers for maize production were the third-largest fertilizer market in 2010. France and Germany both accounted for 35% of European demand in this field. Ceresana forecasts that especially the sales of fertilizers for energy maize will increase over the next years.

The fertilizer use for oil fruits is anticipated to see above-average increases both in rapeseed production and in sunflower and soy production in the Mediterranean area.
In contrast, the importance of sugar beet cultivation is declining further. While sugar production accounted for about 3.4% of European fertilizer demand in 2002, this share is expected to drop to 3% by 2018. However, this trend is weakened by more intensive fertilizer application, above all in Eastern Europe.

This comprehensive report offers you the decisive advance in knowledge. It comprises more than 450 pages, 129 colored graphs, and 206 tables. An 8-year review as well as revenue, production and demand forecasts up to 2018 - split by application areas, fertilizer types, and countries - are the basis for your strategic business planning. 

The Study in Brief:
Chapter 1: A short and concise overview of the most essential information on the different types of fertilizers, their nutrients and production, environmental and health issues, application areas, and legal situation.
Chapter 2: 30 European countries are analyzed in detail, including forecasts up to 2018: Apart form demand and production volumes, this chapter offers in-depth information about import, export, and revenues.
Chapter 3: Fertilizer application areas are analyzed in detail: Data and influencing factors related to demand development. Application areas include: wheat, maize, other cereals, oil fruits, fruits & vegetables, sugar crops, other crops, and grassland.
Chapter 4 provides analyses and forecasts for the European demand for nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium fertilizers. All data is divided by countries and application areas.
Chapter 5 is a useful list of producers: 72 profiles of fertilizer manufacturers - clearly arranged according to contact data, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, application areas, and brand names. This buyers guide lists all large manufacturers. These include, for example: Extensive company profiles for 72 manufacturers, as for example Belaruskali, Borealis, EuroChem, ICL Fertilizers Europe, K+S, Uralchem, Uralkali, Yara International und Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy.