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Global Liquid Fertilizers Market By Type (Micronutrient, Phosphorous, others), By Crop Type (Fruits & Vegetables, Cereals & Grains, Others), By Application (Soil, Foliar, Others), By Region–Forecast & Opportunities to 2026

The global liquid fertilizers market accounted for a value of USD 10.1 billion in 2019. The fertilizers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 has impacted several businesses over the globe. The fertilizers market is estimated to experience a minimal impact due to corona virus outbreak. The major barriers for fertilizers market was travel restrictions. Due to lockdown and mobility restriction the import was significantly affected all over the world. There was no significant impact on prices, operations and supply within the countries.


Liquid fertilizer can be defined as an effective way of providing the required essential nutrients in the ideal amount with minimum waste. Plants can absorbed these through leaf, roots and pores. These fertilizers are rich in micro nutrients and growth hormones. They help in establishing seedlings and quick early growth. Liquid fertilizers help in saving the application cost and supply adequate amount of nutrients to plants.

Market Dynamics (Drivers/Opportunities):

Liquid fertilizers are widely used to provide nutrients to crops and plant in an efficient way at the right amount and at the right time with minimum wastage. Farmers preferred liquid fertilizers for its enhanced applications. Thus, drives growth in liquid fertilizers market during forecast period.

In various fields such as crops and cereals, the use of liquid fertilizers is growing rapidly. The emerging inhibitors and inexpensive polymer coating technologies has lead to growth of this market. It wide ranges of application and it reduces negative impact on the crop nutrients. This drives growth in liquid fertilizers.

With rise in population the demand for crops is increasing rapidly around the world. The rise in food consumption leads to rise in use fertilizers by farmers. The contamination of crops, soil, pollution and harmful effects of this pollution on humans are major concerns of all the countries. To overcome such harmful effects, the use of fertilizer is being promoted by government around the world.

Market Insights, by Type

On the basis of type, the liquid fertilizers market is segmented into potash, micronutrient, nitrogen and phosphorous. The nitrogen segment is estimated to hold highest market share during the forecast period. Nitrogen is considered to be the most widely used nutrients for plants growth around the world. It helps in building amino acids which further produces proteins in plants and participate in all biochemical reactions in plants.  Liquid nitrogen helps in maintaining adequate amount of nitrogen in soil and that’s why farmers prefer this most commonly. Thus, drives growth during forecast period.

Market Insights, by Crop Type

On the basis of crop type, the liquid fertilizers market is segmented into fruits & vegetables, cereals & grains, oilseeds & pulses and other. The fruits & vegetables segment is estimated to hold largest market share during forecast period. The fruits & vegetables are widely consumed segment around the world. The increasing consumption leads to rise in huge demand which drives the segment to witness growth in near future. China is considered to be the largest fruits and vegetables of producer around the world. The exports of fruits and vegetables are also immensely increasing.

Market Insights, by Mode of Application

On the basis of mode of application, the liquid fertilizers market is segmented into soil, fertigation, foliar and others. The fertigation segment is expected to register growth at highest CAGR during the forecast period. fertigation includes fertilizer and water application by irrigation. This helps in minimizing pollution and maximizing yield. The application of fertilizers is efficient and uniform through this process. It also requires less time, energy, water and labor. The fertigation is reliable and efficient which is likely to drive growth in this segment during forecast period.

Regional Insights

Asia-Pacific region is estimated to register growth at highest CAGR during the forecast period. Asia-pacific is a large scale producer of crops such as rice, sugar beet, cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables. The Asian countries such as Japan, Vietnam, China and Korea consume large scale fertilizers for growing crops. The demand for liquid fertilizers is growing immensely in this region which drives growth in Asia-pacific region during the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key market players in liquid fertilizers market are K+S Aktiengesellschaft,  Yara International ASA, Agrium Inc., Israel Chemical Ltd., Sociedad Quimica YMinera SA, Haifa Chemicals Ltd., Compo Expert GmbH, Agro Liquid, Kugler Company, Plant Food Company Inc., Rural Liquid fertilizer, Plant food Company Inc., Nutri Tech Solutions, Nutrien, Fox Far Soil and Fertilizer Company.

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts The Global Liquid Fertilizers Market, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2020 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Our Company has segmented the global liquid fertilizers market report on the basis of type, crop type, and mode of application.

Liquid Fertilizers Market Size & Forecast (2017-2026)

  1. Research Framework
    • Market Definition and Product Overview
    • Market Segmentation
  2. Research Methodology
    • Qualitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Quantitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
      • Secondary Research
      • Primary Research
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
      • Market Size Estimation
      • Assumption for the Study
      • Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  1. Executive Summary
    • Market Snapshot
  2. Industry Insights
    • Industry ecosystem analysis
      • Value Chain Analysis
    • Industry impact and forces
      • Growth Drivers
      • Challenges &Restraints
      • Opportunities
    • Disruptive Technological Analysis
    • Regulatory framework
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
    • Growth potential analysis, 2019
    • Porter’s Five forces analysis
    • Pricing Analysis
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
  1. COVID – Impact Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  2. Liquid Fertilizers Market, By Type , Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Potash
  • Micronutrient
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorous
  1. Liquid Fertilizers Market, By Crop Type, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Cereals & Grains
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Other
  1. Liquid Fertilizers Market, By Mode of Application, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Soil
  • Fertigation
  • Foliar
  • Others
  1. Liquid Fertilizers Market, By Region, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • North America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
    • Market Overview
    • COVID-19 Impact
    • By Type
    • By Crop Type
    • By Mode of Application
    • By Country
      • USA
        • By Mode of Application
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
      • Market Overview
      • COVID-19 Impact
      • By Type
      • By Crop Type
      • By Mode of Application
      • By Country
        • Brazil
          • By Mode of Application
        • Argentina
        • Chile
        • Rest of South America
      • Europe Market Size & Forecast To 2026
        • Market Overview
        • COVID-19 Impact
        • By Type
        • By Crop Type
        • By Mode of Application
        • By Country
          • UK
            • By Mode of Application
          • Germany
          • France
          • Italy
          • Rest of Europe
        • APAC Market Size & Forecast To 2026
          • Market Overview
          • COVID-19 Impact
          • By Type
          • By Crop Type
          • By Mode of Application
          • By Country
            • China
              • By Mode of Application
            • India
            • Japan
            • South Korea
            • Australia
            • Rest of APAC
          • Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast To 2026
            • Market Overview
            • COVID-19 Impact
            • By Type
            • By Crop Type
            • By Mode of Application
            • By Country
              • Saudi Arabia
                • By Mode of Application
              • UAE
              • Qatar
              • Kuwait
              • South Africa
              • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  1. Competitive Landscaping
    • Competitive Benchmarking
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019
      • Global Presence and Growth Strategies
        • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • New Product Launches
        • Investments Trends
        • R&D Initiatives
  1. Company Profile
    • Fertilizer Company
      • Company Overview
      • Financial Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
      • Strategic Outlook
    • K+S Aktiengesellschaft
    • Yara International ASA
    • Agrium Inc.
    • Israel Chemical Ltd.
    • Sociedad Quimica YMinera SA
    • Haifa Chemicals Ltd.
    • Compo Expert GmbH
    • Agro Liquid
    • Kugler Company
    • Plant Food Company Inc.
    • Rural Liquid fertilizer
    • Plant food Company Inc.
    • Nutri Tech Solutions
    • Nutrien
    • Fox Far Soil
  2. Appendix
    • Interrelated Market

Research Methodology

1.1     Research Methodology

The process of market research at PAN Market Consulting is very intuitive being iterative in nature and usually follows the path where Information gathered from secondary research is used to build data models, which are than validated from primary participants. Then same cycle repeats where, according to inputs from primary participants, additional secondary research is done, and new information type is again incorporated into data model. The process continues till desired level of information is not generated.

To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of the product/services. The revenue generated from the sales of product/services has been calculated through primary and secondary research. The report also analyses the key players operating in the market at the global level which are identified through secondary research and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top vendors in the market. The market size calculation also includes product segmentation determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

1.2     Secondary Research

The secondary research source that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports
  • News articles, press releases and web-casts specific to the companies operating in the market

The source for secondary research includes but is not limited to Factiva, Hoovers and Statista


1.3     Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following end users:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, future outlook etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves E-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/ product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry end users

1.4     Models

Where no hard data is available, we use modeling and estimates in order to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted in which the available hard data is cross referenced with the following data products to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segment
  • Macro-economic indicators: GDP, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, product stage & infrastructure, sector growth and facilities.

Data is then cross checked by the expert panel.

1.4.1 Company Share Analysis Model

Company share analysis is used to derive the size of global market. As well as study of revenues of companies for last three to five years also provide the base for forecasting the market size and its growth rate. This model is built in following steps:


1.4.2 Revenue Based Modeling

Revenue based models can be built in two ways – Top-Down or Bottom-Up irrespective of industry. Market size estimated from company share analysis acts as a validation point for bottom-up approach whereas it acts as starting point for top-down approach.


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