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Specialty Fertilizers Market by Type (Monoammonium Phosphate, Monopotassiun phosphate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Urea, UAN, and Others), Crop Type, & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: AGI 3331

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Specialty fertilizers are granular fertilizer particles that restrict the amount of moisture contact and help gradually release fertilizer nutrients, usually over a few weeks or a few months. Specialty fertilizers contribute to advanced fertilizer management programs and to innovative farming systems such as no-tillage farming with single co-situs fertilizer application. They significantly reduce possible loss of nutrients, particularly losses of nitrate nitrogen between applications, and uptake by the plant through gradual nutrient release. They also reduce loss of ammonia due to evaporation, which substantially decreases the risk of environmental pollution.

The rising demand for diversified food and the declining arable land are posing challenges for the farmers to increase the per acre yield rate by the use efficient fertilizers such as specialty fertilizers. Increasing concerns regarding environmental degradation due to indiscriminate use of fertilizers is compelling farmers to opt for high-efficiency fertilizers.

The global specialty fertilizers market, in terms of value, is projected to reach $19.89 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2015. The growth of the global market is primarily triggered by its high efficiency with minimum wastage, ease of application, and reduced application cost. Also, the growing food demand in developed and developing nations has helped the growth of the market. However, factors such as high cost of specialty fertilizers, storage limitations, and the accumulation of salts in soil are restraining the growth of this market.

Specialty Fertilizers Market Share (Value), by Region, 2014

Specialty Fertilizers Market

Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report estimates and projects the size of the global market in terms of value ($million). In this report, the market is broadly segmented based on type, crop type, and region. Market drivers, restraints, and challenges, raw material, and product price trends are discussed in detail.

Companies such as Yara International ASA (Norway), Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (Chile), Haifa Chemicals Ltd. (Israel), Sinochem Group (China), Agrium Inc. (Canada), and The Mosaic Company (U.S.) are the most active market players, and are constantly updating their product portfolio by means of constant innovations. Market share of key players in the overall market is discussed in detail based on developments. The global market has grown exponentially in the last few years and this growth is projected to continue

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for specialty fertilizers based on type, crop type, and region.

The global market for specialty fertilizers has been segmented, based on type, as follows:

  • Monoammonium phosphate
  • Monopotassium phosphate
  • Potassium nitrate
  • Potassium chloride
  • Potassium sulfate
  • Urea
  • UAN
  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Others (ammonium sulfate, calcium nitrate, DAP, and others such as N, P & K fertilizers)

The global market has been segmented, based on crop type, as follows:

  • Cereals & oilseeds
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Turf & ornamentals
  • Others (pulses, sugar crops, fiber crops, and plantation crops)

The global market has been segmented, based on region, as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Periodization Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency Considered for the Study
    1.5 Stakeholders
    1.6 Limitations

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Growing Population and Declining Working Population in Farms
                    2.2.2.2 Shrinking Arable Land
                    2.2.2.3 Adoption of Precision Farming and Protected Agriculture
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Parent Market Analysis: Government Initiatives to Promote Fertilizer Industry
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 32)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 36)
    4.1 Attractive Marketing Opportunities in the Specialty Fertilizers Market
    4.2 Specialty Fertilizers Market, By Crop Type
    4.3 Asia-Pacific: Specialty Fertilizers Market
    4.4 Leading Markets for Specialty Fertilizers
    4.5 U.S. Accounted for the Largest Share in the Specialty Fertilizers Market, 2014
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis: By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 42)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Segmentation
           5.3.1 Market for Specialty Fertilizers, By Type
           5.3.2 Market for Specialty Fertilizers, By Crop Type
           5.3.3 Market for Specialty Fertilizers, By Region
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 High Efficiency
                    5.4.1.2 Ease of Use
                    5.4.1.3 Rapid Growth in Greenhouse Vegetable Production
                    5.4.1.4 Limited Availability of Arable Land
                    5.4.1.5 Addressing Environmental Concerns
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Growth of the Organic Fertilizers Industry
                    5.4.2.2 High Cost
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Strong Progress in New and Emerging Markets (Asia-Pacific)
                    5.4.3.2 Growing Demand for Specialty Nutrients
           5.4.4 Challenges
                    5.4.4.1 Improving Efficiency
                    5.4.4.2 Increasing Awareness
           5.4.5 Burning Issues
                    5.4.5.1 Rising Prices of Natural Gas
                    5.4.5.2 Eutrophication & Related Concerns

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 55)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.3.1 Prominent Companies:
           6.3.2 Small & Medium Enterprises:
           6.3.3 End Users
    6.4 Industry Insights
    6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           6.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.5 Threat of Substitutes
    6.6 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.6.1 Technology Integration & Product Enhancement

7 Specialty Fertilizers Market, By Type (Page No. - 64)
    7.1 Introduction
           7.1.1 Advantages of Specialty Fertilizers
    7.2 Ammonium Nitrate
    7.3 Urea
    7.4 UAN (30%)
    7.5 Phosphoric Acid
    7.6 Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)
    7.7 Monopotassium Phosphate (MKP)
    7.8 Potassium Sulfate
    7.9 Potassium Chloride
    7.10 Potasasium Nitrate
    7.11 Others

8 Specialty Fertilizers Market, By Crop Type (Page No. - 77)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Cereals & Oilseeds
    8.3 Turf & Ornamentals
    8.4 Fruits & Vegetables
    8.5 Other Crop Types

9 Specialty Fertilizers Market, By Region (Page No. - 85)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 France
           9.3.2 Germany
           9.3.3 Poland
           9.3.4 U.K.
           9.3.5 Spain
           9.3.6 Italy
           9.3.7 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 India
           9.4.3 Australia
           9.4.4 Japan
           9.4.5 New Zealand
           9.4.6 Thailand
           9.4.7 Vietnam
           9.4.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Argentina
           9.5.3 South Africa
           9.5.4 Colombia
           9.5.5 Others RoW Countries

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 135)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Specialty Fertilizers Market: Market Share Analysis of Developments
     10.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.3.1 Agreements, Partnerships & Joint Ventures
             10.3.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
             10.3.3 Expansions & Investments

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 142)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Agrium Inc.
             11.2.1 Business Overview
             11.2.2 Products
             11.2.3 Key Strategy
             11.2.4 Recent Developments
             11.2.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.2.6 MNM View
     11.3 Haifa Chemicals Limited
             11.3.1 Business Overview
             11.3.2 Products
             11.3.3 Key Strategy
             11.3.4 Recent Developments
             11.3.5 SWOT Analysis
     11.4 Israel Chemical Limited
             11.4.1 Business Overview
             11.4.2 Products
             11.4.3 Key Strategy
             11.4.4 Recent Developments
             11.4.5 SWOT Analysis
     11.5 Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A.
             11.5.1 Business Overview
             11.5.2 Products
             11.5.3 Key Strategies
             11.5.4 Recent Developments
             11.5.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.5.6 MNM View
     11.6 Yara International ASA
             11.6.1 Business Overview
             11.6.2 Products
             11.6.3 Key Strategies
             11.6.4 Recent Developments
             11.6.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.6.6 MNM View
     11.7 Coromandel International Limited
             11.7.1 Business Overview
             11.7.2 Products
             11.7.3 Key Strategies
             11.7.4 Recent Developments
     11.8 Eurochem
             11.8.1 Business Overview
             11.8.2 Products
             11.8.3 Key Strategy
             11.8.4 Recent Developments
             11.8.5 SWOT Analysis
     11.9 Sinochem Group
             11.9.1 Business Overview
             11.9.2 Products
             11.9.3 Key Strategies
             11.9.4 Recent Developments
             11.9.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.9.6 MNM View
     11.10 The Mosaic Company
             11.10.1 Business Overview
             11.10.2 Products
             11.10.3 Key Strategies
             11.10.4 Recent Developments
             11.10.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.10.6 MNM View
     11.11 The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc
             11.11.1 Business Overview
             11.11.2 Products
             11.11.3 Key Strategy
             11.11.4 Recent Developments
             11.11.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.11.6 MNM View

12 Appendix (Page No. - 178)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Company Developments
             12.3.1 Agreements, Partnerships & Joint Ventures
             12.3.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
             12.3.3 Expansions & Investments
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (84 Tables)

Table 1 Impact of Key Drivers on the Specialty Fertilizers Market
Table 2 Impact of Key Restraints on this Market
Table 3 Opportunities in this Market
Table 4 Challenges to the Specialty Fertilizers Market
Table 5 Estuaries With the Problem of Eutrophication in the U.S.
Table 6 Speciality Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 7 Ammonium Nitrate: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 8 Urea: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 9 UAN (30%): Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Phosphoric Acid: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 11 Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP): Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Monopotassium Phosphate: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Potassium Sulfate: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 14 Potassium Chloride: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 15 Potassium Nitrate: Speciality Fertilizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 16 Other Speciality Fertilizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Specialty Fertilizer in Cereals & Oilseeds Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Specialty Fertilizer in Turf & Ornamentals Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 20 Specialty Fertilizer in Fruits & Vegetables Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 21 Specialty Fertilizer in Other Crop Types Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 23 North America: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 North America: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 25 North America: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 26 U.S.: Fertilizers Consumtpion Trend
Table 27 U.S.: Specialty Fertilizers Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 28 U.S.: Specialty Fertilizer Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Canada: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 30 Canada: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Mexico: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 32 Mexico: Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Europe: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 34 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 35 Europe: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 36 France: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 France: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 38 Germany: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Germany: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 40 Poland: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Poland: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 42 U.K.: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 U.K.: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 44 Spain: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 Spain: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 46 Italy: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 Italy: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 48 Rest of Europe: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 Rest of Europe: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 China: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 54 China: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 India: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 56 India: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 Australia: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 58 Australia: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Japan: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 60 Japan: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 New Zealand: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 62 New Zealand: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Thailand: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 64 Thailand: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 Vietnam: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 66 Vietnam: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 67 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 68 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 69 RoW: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 70 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 71 RoW: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 72 Brazil: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 73 Brazil: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 74 Argentina: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 75 Argentina: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 76 South Africa: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 77 South Africa: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 78 Colombia: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 79 Colombia: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 80 Others RoW Countries: Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 81 Others RoW Countries: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 82 Agreements, Partnerships & Joint Ventures, 2010–2015
Table 83 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2015
Table 84 Expansions & Investments, 2010–2015


List of Figures (62 Figures)

Figure 1 Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Methodology
Figure 3 Global Population Dynamics: Declining Rural Population, 1961–2050 (Billion)
Figure 4 Per Capita Arable Land, 1950–2020
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Specialty Fertilizers Market Snapshot (2015 Vs. 2020)
Figure 9 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 10 Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 11 Market Share (Value), By Region, 2014
Figure 12 Market Size, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 13 Market Size, By Crop Type, 2015–2020
Figure 14 Cereals & Oilseeds Accounted for the Largest Share in the Asia-Pacific Specialty Fertilizers Market in 2014
Figure 15 Specialty Fertilizer Market Size, By Region, 2014 Vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 16 Specialty Fertilizer Market Share (Value), By Country, 2014
Figure 17 Life Cycle Analysis: Specialty Fertilizers Market, By Region, 2014
Figure 18 Development of Specialty Fertilizers
Figure 19 Specialty Fertilizers Market Segmentation, By Type
Figure 20 Specialty Fertilizer Market Segmentation, By Crop Type
Figure 21 Specialty Fertilizer Market Segmentation, By Region
Figure 22 Increasing Need for High Productivity is Driving the Growth of this Market
Figure 23 Annual Available Arable Land Analysis, 1950–2020 (Hectares/Person)
Figure 24 R&D Contributes Major Value to Overall Price of this Market
Figure 25 Multi-Model Distribution System: Integral Part of Supply Chain of this Market
Figure 26 R&D and New Product Launches Are the Leading Trends Among Kepy Players of Specialty Fertilizers
Figure 27 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Specialty Fertilizers Market
Figure 28 Strategic Benchmarking: Key Players Prefer Agreements, Partnerships, and Joint Ventures to Expand Their Business
Figure 29 Urea Dominated the Specialty Fertilizer Market
Figure 30 North America is Projected to Lead the Urea Specialty Fertilizers Market in 2015
Figure 31 North America Dominates the UAN (30%) Specialty Fertilizers Segment
Figure 32 U.S.: Crop Yield Growth Trend, 1960–2013
Figure 33 Specialty Fertilizers Market Share (Value), By Crop Type, 2014
Figure 34 Geographic Snapshot (2015–2020): Rapidly Growing Markets Are Emerging As New Hotspots
Figure 35 North American Specialty Fertilizers Market: a Snapshot
Figure 36 European Specialty Fertilizers Market: a Snapshot
Figure 37 France: Largest Share in European Specialty Fertilizers Market, 2014
Figure 38 China Was the Market Leader in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2014
Figure 39 Agreements, Partnerships & Joint Ventures Was Preferred By Key Specialty Fertilizer Manufacturers in the Last Five Years (2010–2015)
Figure 40 Specialty Fertilizers Market Share, By Key Player, 2010–2015
Figure 41 Agreements, Partnerships & Joint Ventures Fueled Growth & Innovation of Specialty Fertilizers Between 2010 & 2015*
Figure 42 Battle for Market Share, 2010–2015: Agreements, Partnerships & Joint Ventures Was the Key Strategy
Figure 43 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Specialty Fertilizers Manufacturers
Figure 44 Agrium Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Agrium Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Haifa Chemicals Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Haifa Chemicals Limited.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Israel Chemical Limited: Company Snashot
Figure 49 Israel Chemicals Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A.: Business Overview
Figure 51 Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Yara International Asa: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Yara International Asa: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Coromandel International Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Eurochem: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Eurochem Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 Sinochem Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Sinochem Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 59 The Mosaic Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 The Mosaic Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 61 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc: SWOT Analysis

A balanced supply of essential plant nutrients is critical for successful crop production. Traditionally, farmers used a combination of conventional fertilizers such as urea for nitrogen, DAP (diammonium phosphate) or MAP (monoammonium phosphate) for phosphate, MOP (muriate of potash), SOP (sulfate of potash) for potash or compound fertilizers such as NPKs for all three nutrients to grow their crops. Specialty fertilizer products (such as calcium nitrate and potassium nitrate) are targeted for growers of cash crops (fruits and vegetables).

The demand for specialty fertilizers is projected to continue to grow as they prove to be an efficient alternative to conventional fertilizers, owing to their environmental-friendly, resource-saving, and labor-saving characteristics. However, because of the high price of these fertilizers when compared to conventional fertilizers, their use is still limited primarily to ornamental, horticultural, and turf applications. As larger production scales for specialty fertilizers are achieved, costs will continue to decline, making them more attractive for commodity/open-field/broad-acre crops such as corn, wheat, soybean, and potatoes.

Specialty Fertilizers Market Size, by Crop Type, 2015–2020 ($Million)

Specialty Fertilizers Market

E – Estimated; P - Projected
Note: The “others” segment includes sugarcane, sugar beet, forage crops, medicinal and aromatic plants, and plantation crops etc.
Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The global specialty fertilizers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2015 and 2020. The market was dominated by North America, which accounted for around 39.60% of the total share, in 2014. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market, owing to the growing demand for food products and environment-friendly agri-inputs.

China is projected to be the fastest-growing market for specialty fertilizers, followed by India. The turf & ornamentals segment is projected to be the biggest and fastest-growing market for specialty fertilizers, globally, from 2015 to 2020. The cereals & oilseeds and fruits & vegetables segments are projected to grow significantly, at a CAGR of 7.1% and 7.0%, respectively.

Specialty fertilizers such as controlled-release fertilizers have seen four generations of product development and manufacturers are still innovating new technology specialty fertilizers for further improvement and to benefit the farming community. A new development in specialty fertilizer began in 2010, with the introduction of Double Coating Technology (DCT) and it is included in the fourth generation.

The global market is characterized by intense competition due to the presence of a large number of both, large- and small-scale firms. New product launches & development, expansions, investments, collaborations, acquisitions; agreements, partnerships & joint ventures were the key strategies adopted by market players to ensure their growth in the market. The market was dominated by players such as Yara International ASA (Norway), Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (Chile), Sinochem Group (China), Haifa Chemicals (Israel), Agrium Inc. (Canada), The Mosaic Company (U.S.), and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (Canada).

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