Which Country Exports the Most Nitrogenous Fertilizers in the World?

Fertilizers And Nitrogen Compounds May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 93M tonnes of nitrogenous fertilizer were exported worldwide; remaining constant against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2016: the total exports volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, nitrogenous fertilizer exports increased by +66.3% against its level of 2009. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 14% year-to-year. Global nitrogenous fertilizer export peaked in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, nitrogenous fertilizer exports totaled $22B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a notable increase from 2007 to 2016: the total exports value increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, nitrogenous fertilizer exports decreased by -22.9% against its level of 2012. Global nitrogenous fertilizer export peaked of $28B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Nitrogenous Fertilizer Exporting Countries in the World

1. Iran (nan USD)

2. Qatar (4,079,726,746.5 USD)

3. China (2,775,039,965.0 USD)

4. Russia (2,170,911,415.0 USD)

5. Netherlands (1,025,124,301.0 USD)

6. Saudi Arabia (866,859,484.0 USD)

7. Egypt (767,045,239.0 USD)

8. Canada (620,936,181.0 USD)

9. Germany (565,823,675.0 USD)

10. Oman (502,383,730.0 USD)

11. Algeria (447,564,190.0 USD)

12. Lithuania (352,364,934.0 USD)

Nitrogenous Fertilizer Exports By Country

China (15M tonnes), and Russia (13M tonnes) represented roughly 30% of total exports of nitrogenous fertilizer in 2016. It was distantly followed by Qatar (7.3M tonnes), the Netherlands (7.2M tonnes), and Iran (7.1M tonnes), together comprising 23% share of total nitrogenous fertilizer exports. The following exporters - Saudi Arabia (4M tonnes), Germany (2.8M tonnes), Oman (2.8M tonnes), Egypt (2.8M tonnes), Canada (2.3M tonnes), Algeria (2.1M tonnes), and Lithuania (2.1M tonnes) together made up 20% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of nitrogenous fertilizer exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Algeria (+70.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest nitrogenous fertilizer markets worldwide were China ($2.8B), Russia ($2.2B) and the Netherlands ($1B), with a combined 27% share of global exports. These countries were followed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Oman, Algeria, Lithuania, Iran, Qatar and Canada, which together accounted for a further -%.

Algeria (+84.0% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the nitrogenous fertilizer exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the exports figures.

Nitrogenous Fertilizer Export Prices By Country

The average nitrogenous fertilizer export price stood at $234 per tonne in 2016, reducing by -15.8% against the previous year. In general, nitrogenous fertilizer export price continues to indicate a mild reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when export increased by 55% year-to-year. In that year, average nitrogenous fertilizer export price attained its maximum level of $430 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average nitrogenous fertilizer export price failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Egypt ($275 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($143 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of nitrogenous fertilizer export prices was attained by Iran (nan% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Nitrogenous Fertilizers (Mineral Or Chemical) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025