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Water Soluble Fertilizers Market by Types (Nitrogenous, Phosphatic, Potassic, Micronutrients), Applications, (Fertigation, Foliar Application), Crop Types (Field, Horticultural, Turf & Ornamentals) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Publishing Date: December 2013
Report Code: AGI 2184

 

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Water-soluble fertilizers are fertilizers that can be dissolved in water and added or leached out of the soil easily. It is easy to control the precise amount of nutrients available to plants with the help of water soluble fertilizers. In terms of volume, the water-soluble fertilizer market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2013 to 2018, reaching 9,251.2 thousand metric tons by 2018.

The global water soluble fertilizer market has grown exponentially in the last few years and the growth is expected to continue. The factors such as increasing cost of fertilizers, ease of application, innovative production practices, new product offerings, increased availability, and the advent of micro irrigation and mechanized irrigation systems are driving the market for water-soluble fertilizers, globally. Few more driving factors for global market are subsidies provided by the government, increasing applications of green houses, and high efficiency. The main obstacle in the growth of global market is the seasonal demand and high cost of water-soluble fertilizers in comparison to regular soil applied fertilizers.

Mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations & joint ventures were major developmental initiatives taken up by companies in global water-soluble fertilizers market.

Agrium Inc. (Canada), Israel Chemical Ltd. (Israel) and Yara International ASA (Norway) companies are the most active market participants.

Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)

Water Soluble Fertilizers Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The global market in terms of revenue was estimated to be worth around $10,758.7 million in 2012 and is expected to reach $ 14,709.4 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2013 to 2018. Europe was the largest water soluble fertilizers market and was followed by North America in 2012. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing water-soluble fertilizer market from 2013 to 2018.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market on the basis of Type, Crop type, Application, and geography; forecasting revenue and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets:

On the basis of Types

  • Nitrogenous Water-soluble Fertilizer
  • Phosphatic Water-soluble Fertilizer
  • Potassic Water-soluble Fertilizer
  • Other Water-soluble Fertilizer (Micronutrients)
  • Biofertilizers
  • Biostimulants

On the basis of Crop Types

  • Field Crops
  • Horticultural Crops
  • Turf and ornamentals
  • Others (Plantation crops, Hydroponics)

On the basis of Applications

  • Fertigation
  • Foliar

On the basis of geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • ROW

Table Of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 21)
   1.1 Key Take-Aways
   1.2 Report Description
   1.3 Markets Covered
   1.4 Stakeholders
   1.5 Research Methodology
       1.5.1 Market Size
       1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
       1.5.3 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
       1.5.4 Assumptions
       1.5.5 Key Questions Answered

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

3 Market Overview (Page No. - 30)
   3.1 Introduction
   3.2 Global Fertilizers Market: An Overview
       3.2.1 Nitrogen-Based Fertilizers
       3.2.2 Phosphorus-Based Fertilizers
       3.2.3 Potash-Based Fertilizers
   3.3 Types of Fertilizers
       3.3.1 Liquid Fertilizers
       3.3.2 Inorganic Fertilizers
       3.3.3 Slow-Release Fertilizers
       3.3.4 Customized Fertilizers
       3.3.5 Fertilizers With Insecticides
       3.3.6 Multi-Nutrient Mixtures
       3.3.7 Fertilizer Combinations
             3.3.7.1 Blended
             3.3.7.2 Compound
             3.3.7.3 Complex
   3.4 Winning Imperatives
       3.4.1 Investments in R&D
       3.4.2 Increasing Concern for Environmental Protection
       3.4.3 Soil Degradation
   3.5 Market Dynamics
       3.5.1 Drivers
             3.5.1.1 High Efficiency
             3.5.1.2 Economic Incentives With Fertigation
             3.5.1.3 Rising Demand for Micro-Irrigation Systems
             3.5.1.4 Wider Applications in Greenhouses
             3.5.1.5 Ease in Application
       3.5.2 Restraints
             3.5.2.1 High Cost
             3.5.2.2 High Initial Investment
             3.5.2.3 Seasonal Demand
       3.5.3 Opportunity
             3.5.3.1 Asia-Pacific: New Target Market
   3.6 Porter’s Five forces Analysis
       3.6.1 Suppliers’ Power
       3.6.2 Buyers’ Power
       3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
       3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
       3.6.5 Degree of Competition

4 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market, By Type (Page No. - 51)
   4.1 Introduction
   4.2 Nitrogenous Water-Soluble Fertilizers
       4.2.1 Urea
       4.2.2 Ammonia
       4.2.3 Ammonium Nitrate
   4.3 Phosphatic Water-Soluble Fertilizers
       4.3.1 Phosphoric Acid
       4.3.2 Monopotassium Phosphate
       4.3.3 Monoammonium Phosphate
       4.3.4 Diammonium Phosphate
       4.3.5 Others
             4.3.5.1 Acidulated Mono Potassium Phosphate
             4.3.5.2 Polyphosphate Fertilizers
             4.3.5.3 Urea Phosphate
   4.4 Potassic Water-Soluble Fertilizers
       4.4.1 Potassium Chloride
       4.4.2 Potassium Nitrate
       4.4.3 Potassium Sulfate
   4.5 Other Water-Soluble Fertilizer
       4.5.1 Macronutrients & Micronutrients
             4.5.1.1 Calcium (CA)
             4.5.1.2 Magnesium (MG)
             4.5.1.3 Sulfur (S)
             4.5.1.4 Boron (B)
             4.5.1.5 Chlorine (CL)
             4.5.1.6 Copper (CU)
             4.5.1.7 Iron (FE)
             4.5.1.8 Manganese (MN)
             4.5.1.9 Molybdenum (MO)
             4.5.1.10 Zinc (ZN)
       4.5.2 Biofertilizers
             4.5.2.1 Nitrogen Fixing Biofertilizer
             4.5.2.2 Phosphate Solubilizing Biofertilizer
             4.5.2.3 Potash Mobilizing Biofertilizer
             4.5.3 Biostimulants

5 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market, By Application (Page No. - 73)
   5.1 Introduction
   5.2 Fertigation
   5.3 Foliar Applications
       5.3.1 Additives for Foliar Fertilizers
             5.3.1.1 Special Purpose Adjuvants
                     5.3.1.1.1 Drift Retardants
                     5.3.1.1.2 Foam Retardants
                     5.3.1.1.3 Plant Penetrants (Translocators)
                     5.3.1.1.4 Foliar Nutrients
                     5.3.1.1.5 Compatibility Agents
                     5.3.1.1.6 Buffers
                     5.3.1.1.7 Inverting Agents
             5.3.1.2 Activator Category
                     5.3.1.2.1 Surfactant
                     5.3.1.2.2 Wetter-Spreader
                     5.3.1.2.3 Stickers
                     5.3.1.2.4 Emulsifiers
                     5.3.1.2.5 Emulsifiable Oil Activators
             5.3.1.3 Other Adjuvants

6 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market, By Crop Type (Page No. - 88)
   6.1 Introduction
   6.2 Field Crops
   6.3 Horticultural Crops
       6.3.1 Orchard Crops
       6.3.2 Vegetable & Flower Crops
   6.4 Turf & Ornamentals
       6.4.1 Plantation Crops
       6.4.2 Hydroponics

7 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market, By Geography (Page No. - 102)
   7.1 Introduction
   7.2 North America
       7.2.1 U.S.
       7.2.2 Mexico
       7.2.3 Canada
   7.3 Europe
       7.3.1 Russia
       7.3.2 Spain
       7.3.3 Ukraine
       7.3.4 Germany
       7.3.5 Italy
       7.3.6 U.K.
   7.4 Asia-Pacific
       7.4.1 India
       7.4.2 China
       7.4.3 Israel
       7.4.4 Australia
       7.4.5 Malaysia
   7.5 Row
       7.5.1 Brazil
       7.5.2 South Africa

8 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 148)
   8.1 Introduction
   8.2 Mergers & Acqusitions: Most Preferred Strategic Approach
   8.3 Key Market Strategies
   8.4 Agrium, Israel Chemical & Yara International: Most Active Companies
   8.5 Mergers & Acquisitions
   8.6 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
   8.7 New Product Launches
   8.8 Expansion & Other Developments

9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments) (Page No. - 170)
   9.1 Agrium Inc.
   9.2 Apache Corporation
   9.3 Arab Potash Company Plc
   9.4 Aries Agro Limited
   9.5 Coromandel International Limited
   9.6 Eurochem
   9.7 Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd
   9.8 Haifa Chemicals Limited
   9.9 Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL)
   9.10 K+S Ag
   9.11 Kuibyshevazot O Jsc
   9.12 Orascom Construction Industries Sae
   9.13 Petrσleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras
   9.14 Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.
   9.15 Qatar Fertiliser Company (S.A.Q.)
   9.16 Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd.
   9.17 Sichuan Meifeng Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
   9.18 Sinochem Group
   9.19 Sociedad Quimica Y Minera Sa (SQM)
   9.20 The Mosaic Co.
   9.21 Uralkali Jsc
   9.22 Yara International Asa
   9.23 Zuari Global Limited

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

Appendix (Page No. - 269)
 U.S.Patents
 Europe Patents
 Japan Patents


List Of Tables (112 Tables)

Table 1 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value($Million) & Volume (‘000MT), 2011–2018
Table 2 Fertilizer Efficiencies of Various Application Methods
Table 3 Fertilizer Savings Through Fertigation (%)
Table 4 Microirrigation System Market Value, By Geography, 2009–2011 ($Million)
Table 5 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 6 Market Volume, By Type, 2011 – 2018 (’000 MT)
Table 7 Nitrogenous Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 8 Nitrogenous Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 9 Phosphatic Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 10 Phosphatic Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 11 Potassic Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 12 Potassic Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 13 Types of Biofertilizers
Table 14 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value,By Application, 2011–2018($Million)
Table 15 Market Volume,By Application, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 16 Fertilizer Efficiencies of Various Application Methods
Table 17 Fertigation Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 18 Fertigation Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 19 Foliar Application Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018($Million)
Table 20 Foliar Application Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 21 Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Crop Type, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 22 Market Volume, By Crop Type, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 23 Field Crop Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 24 Field Crop Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 25 Horticultural Crop Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 26 Horticultural Crop Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography,2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 27 Turf & Ornamentalwater-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 28 Turf & Ornamental Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018(’000 MT)
Table 29 Other Crop Type Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 30 Other Crop Type Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 31 Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (’000 MT)
Table 33 North America: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 34 North America: Market Volume, By Country, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 35 U.S: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 36 U.S: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 37 Mexico: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 38 Mexico: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 39 Canada: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 40 Canada: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 41 Europe: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 42 Europe: Market Volume, By Country, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 43 Russia: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value,By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 44 Russia: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 45 Spain: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 46 Spain: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 47 Ukraine: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Ukraine: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 49 Germany: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 50 Germany: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 51 Italy: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 52 Italy: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 53 U.K: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 54 U.K: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 55 Asia-Pacific: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 56 Asia-Pacific: Market Volume, By Country, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 57 India: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 58 India: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 59 China: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 60 China: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 61 Israel: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 62 Israel: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 63 Australia: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 64 Australia: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 65 Malaysia: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 66 Malaysia: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 67 Row: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 68 Row: Market Volume, By Country, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 69 Brazil: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 70 Brazil: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 71 South Africa: Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 72 South Africa: Market Volume, By Type, 2011-2018 (’000 MT)
Table 73 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2013
Table 74 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures, 2010–2013
Table 75 New Product Launches, 2010–2013
Table 76 Expansion & Other Developments, 2010–2013
Table 77 Agrium: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 78 Agrium: Total Revenue, By Retail Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 79 Agrium: Total Revenue, By Wholesale Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 80 Agrium: Total Revenue, By Geography,  2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 81 Apache: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 82 Apache: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 83 Arab: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 84 Arab: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 85 Aries: Products & Its Applications
Table 86 Coromandel: Products & Its Applications
Table 87 GSFC: Products & Its Applications
Table 88 Haifa Chemicals: Products & Its Uses/Applications
Table 89 ICL: Products & Its Applications
Table 90 K+S: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 91 K+S: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 92 Kuibyshevazot: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012($Million)
Table 93 Kuibyshevazot: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 94 Kuibyshevazot: Water Soluble Fertilizer Products
Table 95 Petrσleo: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 96 Potash: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 97 Potash: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 98 Potash: Water Soluble Fertilizer Products
Table 99 RCF: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 100 RCF: Products & Their Uses/Applications
Table 101 Sichuan: Total Revenue, By Product Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 102 Sichuan: Products & Their Applications/Features
Table 103 SQM: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 104 SQM: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 105 SQM: Products & Their Descriptions/Features
Table 106 Mosaic: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 107 Mosaic: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 108 Mosaic: Potash (Kcl) Based Fertilizer Products & Their Descriptions
Table 109 Mosaic: Phosphate-Based Products & Their Descriptions
Table 110 Uralkali: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 111 Zuari: Total Revenue, By Business Segment, 2011–2012 ($Million)
Table 112 Zuari: Products & Their Descriptions


List Of Figures (14 Figures)

Figure 1 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Methodology
Figure 3 Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value,By Geography, 2012 Vs 2018 ($Million)
Figure 4 Market Value Share, By Type, 2012 ($Million)
Figure 5 Types of Fertilizers
Figure 6 Water-Soluble Fertilizermarket Dynamics
Figure 7 Porter’s Five Forces
Figure 8 Application of Water-Soluble Fertilizers, By Crop Type
Figure 9 Major Functions of Water-Soluble Macronutrients
Figure 10 Water Soluble Macronutrients & Micronutrients
Figure 11 Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Value Share, By Crop Type, 2012
Figure 12 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Development Share, By Growth Strategy, 2010–2013
Figure 13 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market, By Developments & By Year 2010–2013
Figure 14 Water-Soluble Fertilizer Market Growth Strategies, By Company, 2010–2013

The global water soluble fertilizers market is witnessing a steady growth on the accounts of increasing market for micro-irrigation systems and protected cultivation. A water-soluble fertilizer can be quickly and completely absorbed by the plants; hence, are used in fertigation and foliar application.

Water-soluble fertilizers have proven advantages over the chemical fertilizers in terms of increased yield, reduced labor costs, and a simple process of application. Also, they are required in lesser amounts than solid chemical fertilizers. Hence, the concept of water-soluble fertilizer is viewed as a business opportunity in a sluggishly growing fertilizer market. As a result, many multinational fertilizers players have entered into the production and marketing of these fertilizers.

Nitrogenous water-soluble fertilizer account for major market share followed by phosphatic, and potassic water-soluble fertilizers. The acceptance for others water-soluble fertilizers with micronutrients, biostimulants, biofertilizers, etc. is increasing. Higher efficiency of water soluble fertilizers than chemical fertilizers is the major reason driving the demand. Many major players are focused on Asia-Pacific region for business expansion as the increasing rate of awareness among the farmer and increasing area under micro-irrigation has triggered the demand for these fertilizers.

Water-Soluble Fertilizers Market Share, By Geography, 2012

Water Soluble Fertilizers Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The global market in terms of revenue was estimated to be worth around $10,758.7 million in 2012 and is expected to reach $14,709.4 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2013 to 2018. Europe and North America are the two dominating regions of water-soluble fertilizer in the world. Europe covered around 40.1% of global water-soluble fertilizer market in 2012 where North America had 31.9% share of the global value. Growth is particularly high in countries such as China, India, and Israel because of the increased demand for food, innovative production practices, and sprawling network of micro irrigation and mechanized irrigation systems.

The key participants in the global market are Agrium (Canada), Israel Chemical (Israel), Iowa Fertilizer (Egypt), Qatar Fertilizer (Qatar), Yara International (Norway), and Sinochem Fertilizer Co. Ltd. (China). The global water-soluble fertilizers market is witnessing rapid developments in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures. The leading companies are focused on expansion of the business across regions and setting up new plants for increasing production capacity as well as product line.

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