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Global Coated Fertilisers Market: By Type: Sulfur-coated Fertilisers, Polymer-coated Fertilisers, Others; By Crop Type: Cereals and Grains, Oilseeds and Pulses, Fruits and Vegetables, Others; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Coated Fertilisers Market Outlook

The global coated fertilisers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the period 2022-2027. Decreasing agricultural land, increasing global population, and the need for efficient use of fertilisers are expected to drive the global market. Controlled release fertilisers (CRFs) have been researched to offer a safer, economical and efficient way of administering nutrients. Commercial CRFs using polymer coatings are mostly made of thermoplastic resin such as polyolefin, polyvinylidene chloride and copolymers. There is also increased interest in natural polymers that are biodegradable and non-toxic to the environment. Natural polymers are usually used in combination with other materials to form composites. These factors are expected to drive the global market. North America, Europe and Asia are expected to be key markets.

 

Global Market Likely to be Driven by the Need for Efficient Use of Fertilizers

Different types of coatings have been applied to fertiliser particles to regulate their solubility in soil. Regulating the rate of nutrient release could offer multiple environmental, economic, and yield benefits. Several materials have been used as coatings on soluble fertilisers. Coatings are generally applied to granular or prilled nitrogen (N) fertilizer, but multi-nutrient fertilisers also are coated. As urea carries the highest nitrogen of common soluble fertilisers, it forms the base material for most coated fertilisers.

Elemental sulfur (S) was the first commonly used fertiliser coating. It entailed spraying molten sulfur over urea granules, followed by an application of sealant wax to plug any cracks or imperfections in the coating. An improvement in the process was later adopted when the sulfur layer was covered with a thin layer of organic polymer. Other coated fertilisers are made by reacting different resin-based polymers on the surface of the fertiliser granule. Another technique warrants using low-permeability polyethylene polymers in combination with high-permeability coatings. Different manufacturers use different coating materials and processes. The thickness and composition of the fertiliser coating is carefully adjusted to regulate nutrient release rate for particular applications. The duration of nutrient release from particular fertilisers can differ from several weeks to months; additional expense is related to adding a coating to a fertiliser particle, hence, coated fertilisers cost more than uncoated materials.

 

Applications of Coated Fertilisers in Agricultural and Horticultural Situations Expected to Drive Market Growth

Coated fertilisers are used in multiple agricultural and horticultural situations. These offer a prolonged supply of nutrients that offer several benefits, including sustained nutrient release (that could reduce leaching and gaseous losses), reduced labour and application costs (due to reduced need for several fertilizer applications), better toleration of closely placed fertiliser by the seedlings, uniform plant nutrition due to prolonged nutrient release, enhanced growth and better plant performance. These benefits are expected to drive the global coated fertilisers market. Coating materials generally fall under two categories - inorganic materials and organic polymers. Inorganic materials include sulfur, bentonite, and phosphogypsum. Organic polymers could be synthetic polymers, like polyurethane, polyethylene, alkyd resin, etc., or natural polymers like starch, chitosan, cellulose, etc. Organic materials such as biochar, rosin and polyphenol are also being employed.

Anticipating the pattern of release of nutrients from coated fertilisers in extensive soil and cropping conditions is complex due to several controlling environmental factors. For example, several coated fertilisers release more quickly in the presence of increased moisture and soil temperature. Some products rely on soil microbial activity for nutrient release. Fertiliser coatings are commonly used to regulate dust emission, minimize caking, increase flowability, minimize moisture pickup, stabilize the surface, enhance compatibility in end uses, enhance appearance, and modify nutrient release characteristics.

 

Growing Prominence of Specialty Fertilisers Likely to Boost Market Growth

Coating is a valued means for producers because it necessitates significantly less capital investment in R&D, infrastructure, raw materials, and market development. At times, producers may take a product already on the market, coat it, and manufacture something with added value that could be sold as a premium specialty product. Thus, producers can integrate a coating line into their current production facility, or employ an existing coating line when available, instead of investing in an entirely new process and plant. Growing understanding of crop nutrition, factors such as decreasing agricultural land, increasing demand for food, and growing global population are driving demand for specialty fertilisers, steering in a new generation of smarter, more efficient products. These factors are likely to contribute to growth of global coated fertilisers market. Coating is a key approach, as it can not only be employed to manufacture specialty products, but also to enhance the quality of existing products. Specialty fertilisers encompass a broad range of products devised to improve performance in a way that maximizes crop nutrition as well as minimizes environmental impact.

 

Market Segmentation

By type, the market is segmented into:

  • Sulfur-coated Fertilisers
  • Polymer-coated Fertilisers
  • Others

By crop type, the market is classified into:

  • Cereals and Grains
  • Oilseeds and Pulses
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Turf and Ornaments
  • Others

By region, the market is divided into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Key Industry Players in the Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global coated fertilisers market, looking into their capacity, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Fertil 
  • ICL Specialty Fertilizers
  • COMPO EXPERT GmbH
  • Everris International B.V.
  • Jcam Agri. Co. Ltd
  • Others

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

*We at Expert Market Research always thrive to give you the latest information. The numbers in the article are only indicative and may be different from the actual report.

1    Preface  
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Coated Fertilisers Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Coated Fertilisers Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Coated Fertilisers Market by Type
        8.4.1    Sulfur-coated Fertilisers
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.2    Polymer-coated Fertilisers
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.3    Others
    8.5    Global Coated Fertilisers Market by Crop Type
        8.5.1    Cereals and Grains
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Oilseeds and Pulses
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Fruits and Vegetables
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Turf and Ornaments
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.5    Others
    8.6    Global Coated Fertilisers Market by Region
        8.6.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.1    North America
            8.6.1.2    Europe
            8.6.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.1.4    Latin America
            8.6.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country 
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Competitive Landscape

    12.1    Market Structure
    12.2    Company Profiles
        12.2.1    Fertil 
            12.2.1.1    Company Overview
            12.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.1.4    Certifications
        12.2.2    ICL Specialty Fertilizers
            12.2.2.1    Company Overview
            12.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.2.4    Certifications
        12.2.3    COMPO EXPERT GmbH
            12.2.3.1    Company Overview
            12.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.3.4    Certifications
        12.2.4    Everris International B.V.
            12.2.4.1    Company Overview
            12.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.4.4    Certifications
        12.2.5    Jcam Agri. Co. Ltd
            12.2.5.1    Company Overview
            12.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.5.4    Certifications
        12.2.6    Others
13    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Coated Fertilisers Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2.    Global Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2017-2021
3.    Global Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2022-2027
4.    Global Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Crop Type (USD Million), 2017-2021
5.    Global Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Crop Type (USD Million), 2022-2027
6.    Global Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2017-2021
7.    Global Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2022-2027
8.    North America Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
9.    North America Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
10.    Europe Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
11.    Europe Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
12.    Asia Pacific Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
13.    Asia Pacific Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
14.    Latin America Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
15.    Latin America Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
16.    Middle East and Africa Coated Fertilisers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
17.    Middle East and Africa Coated Fertilisers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
18.    Global Coated Fertilisers Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global coated fertilisers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2022 and 2027.

The major drivers of the market include the increasing global population, favourable government regulations, rise in demand for high-value crops, increase in adoption of coated fertilisers in horticulture and agriculture crops, and changing lifestyle.

Decreasing agricultural land and the need for efficient use of fertilisers are the key industry trends propelling the market's growth.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The various types of coated fertilisers are sulphur-coated fertilisers and polymer-coated fertilisers, among others.

Based on crop type, the market is segmented into cereals and grains, oilseeds and pulses, fruits and vegetables, turf and ornaments, among others.

The major players in the industry are Fertil, ICL Specialty Fertilizers, COMPO EXPERT GmbH, Everris International B.V., and Jcam Agri. Co. Ltd, among others.

Analyst Review

The global coated fertilisers market was driven by the decreasing agricultural land in the historical period. Aided by the rise in demand for high-value crops and need for efficient use of fertilisers, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% in the forecast period of 2022-2027.

EMR's meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The various types of coated fertilisers are sulphur-coated fertilisers and polymer-coated fertilisers, among others. Based on crop type, the market is segmented into cereals and grains, oilseeds and pulses, fruits and vegetables, turf and ornaments, among others. The major regional markets for coated fertilisers market are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The major players in the industry are Fertil, ICL Specialty Fertilizers, COMPO EXPERT GmbH, Everris International B.V., and Jcam Agri. Co. Ltd, among others.

EMR's research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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