Controlled-Release Fertilizers Market by Type (Condensation Products of Urea, Coated & Encapsulated Fertilizers, and N-stabilizers), Crop Type (Cereals & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamentals, and Fruits & Vegetables) & Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2020

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The controlled-release fertilizers market is growing due to its ability to increase the efficiency of crop production. The controlled-release fertilizers market was valued at USD 2,178.8 million in 2014 and is projected to reach USD 3,196.5 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 6.6%. The market is driven by factors such the ability of controlled-release fertilizers to increase the efficiency of crop production, ease of application, reduced application cost, environment-friendly properties, and decrease in arable land. Growing demand for controlled-release fertilizers in Asia-Pacific region provides opportunities for emerging market players.

The coated & encapsulated fertilizers segment dominated the controlled-release fertilizers market and is projected to reach a value of 2,341.9 KT by 2020. It is projected to grow at the rate of around 6.4% between 2015 and 2020. By crop type, in terms of volume, the turf & ornamentals segment dominated the market and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6.6% from 2015 to 2020. The key players adopt strategies such as new product developments, expansions, acquisitions, agreements, joint ventures to gain market share in the controlled-release fertilizers market. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020 due to growth in population and the increasing demand for food products/materials and shortage of arable land.

The controlled-release fertilizers market is segmented on the basis of crop type. The crop types considered for the research are cereals & oilseeds, turf & ornamentals, fruits & vegetables and others. The types of controlled-release fertilizers which are used in various applications are also classified in the report. This report highlights the growth strategies adopted by the major market players between 2010 and 2015. Key industry players invest extensively in research and development initiatives to expand their product portfolios. Continuous investments in by key industry players have expanded the scope of the industry.  

The key players in this market are Yara International ASA (Norway), Agrium, Inc. (Canada), Israel Chemicals Ltd. (Israel), The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Ohio) and Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (China).

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• To gain insights of the global controlled-release fertilizers industry
• To get an overview of the key players of controlled-release fertilizers industry and key strategies adopted by the key players and the products offered in the market
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• To gain in depth knowledge of the growth of various segments
1 INTRODUCTION 15
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 15
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 16
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 17
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED 18
1.4 CURRENCY 18
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 18
1.6 LIMITATIONS 18
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 19
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 20
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 20
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 21
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 21
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 22
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 22
2.2 FACTOR ANALYSIS 23
2.2.1 INTRODUCTION 23
2.2.2 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 23
2.2.2.1 Fertilizers: Key to food security 24
2.2.2.2 Shrinking arable land 25
2.2.2.3 Diversification of crop acreage 26
2.2.3 SUPPLY-SIDE ANALYSIS 27
2.2.3.1 Technological advancements for proper fertilization to crops 28
2.2.3.2 Competitive advantage of China in the fertilizer industry 29
2.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 30
2.3.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 31
2.3.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 32
2.4 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 33
2.5 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS & LIMITATIONS 34
2.5.1 ASSUMPTIONS 34
2.5.2 LIMITATIONS 34
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 35
 
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 39
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET 39
4.2 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE 40
4.3 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY CROP TYPE 41
4.4 JAPAN TO GROW AT HIGHEST RATE IN CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, 2015-2020 43
4.5 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 44
5 MARKET OVERVIEW 45
5.1 INTRODUCTION 46
5.2 EVOLUTION 46
5.3 MARKET SEGMENTATION 47
5.3.1 SEGMENTATION BASED ON TYPE 47
5.3.2 SEGMENTATION BASED ON REGION 47
5.3.3 SEGMENTATION BASED ON CROP TYPE 48
5.4 MARKET DYNAMICS 48
5.4.1 DRIVERS 49
5.4.1.1 Increasing demand for high efficiency fertilizers 49
5.4.1.2 Controlled-release fertilizers are convenient to use 50
5.4.1.3 Reduced application cost 50
5.4.1.4 Increasing environmental concerns 50
5.4.2 RESTRAINTS 51
5.4.2.1 High cost 51
5.4.2.2 Storage limitations 51
5.4.2.3 Accumulation of salts 51
5.4.3 OPPORTUNITIES 52
5.4.3.1 New target market (Asia-Pacific) 52
5.4.3.2 Efforts of fertilizer industries to address hypoxia 52
5.4.4 CHALLENGES 52
5.4.4.1 Improving efficiency (including more essential nutrients) 52
5.4.4.2 Lack of awareness 52
5.5 WINNING IMPERATIVES 53
5.5.1 INVESTMENT IN R&D ACTIVITIES 53
5.5.2 ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS 53
5.5.3 OVERCOMING SOIL DEGRADATION 53
5.6 BURNING ISSUES 54
5.6.1 EUTROPHICATION & RELATED CONCERNS 54
 
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 55
6.1 INTRODUCTION 55
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 56
6.3 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS 58
6.3.1 PROMINENT COMPANIES 58
6.3.2 SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES 58
6.3.3 END-USERS (GOVERNMENTS/NGOS/FARMERS/RESEARCHERS) 59
6.3.4 KEY INFLUENCERS 59
6.4 INDUSTRY TRENDS 59
6.5 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 60
6.5.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 60
6.5.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 61
6.5.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 61
6.5.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 61
6.5.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 62
6.6 PEST ANALYSIS 63
6.6.1 POLITICAL FACTORS 63
6.6.2 ECONOMIC FACTORS 64
6.6.3 SOCIAL FACTORS 65
6.6.4 TECHNOLOGICAL FACTORS 65
6.7 STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING 66
6.7.1 TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION & PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT 66
7 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE 67
7.1 INTRODUCTION 68
7.1.1 BENEFITS OF CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS 68
7.2 CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF UREA 70
7.2.1 UREA-FORMALDEHYDE 71
7.2.2 UREA-ISOBUTYRALDEHYDE 71
7.2.3 UREA-ACETALDEHYDE 71
7.3 COATED & ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZERS 73
7.3.1 SULFUR COATINGS 74
7.3.2 POLYMER COATINGS 75
7.3.3 SULFUR-POLYMER COATINGS 75
7.4 N-STABILIZERS 76
7.4.1 NITRIFICATION INHIBITORS 77
7.4.2 UREASE INHIBITORS 78
7.5 OTHER CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS 79
 
8 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY CROP TYPE 81
8.1 INTRODUCTION 82
8.2 CEREALS & OILSEEDS 84
8.3 TURF & ORNAMENTALS 86
8.4 FRUITS & VEGETABLES 87
8.5 OTHER CROP TYPES 89
9 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY REGION 91
9.1 INTRODUCTION 92
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 94
9.2.1 U.S. 97
9.2.2 CANADA 98
9.2.3 MEXICO 100
9.3 EUROPE 101
9.3.1 FRANCE 105
9.3.2 GERMANY 106
9.3.3 POLAND 107
9.3.4 U. K. 108
9.3.5 SPAIN 109
9.3.6 ITALY 110
9.3.7 REST OF EUROPE 111
9.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 112
9.4.1 CHINA 116
9.4.2 INDIA 117
9.4.3 JAPAN 118
9.4.4 AUSTRALIA 119
9.4.5 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 120
9.5 LATIN AMERICA 121
9.5.1 BRAZIL 124
9.5.2 ARGENTINA 125
9.5.3 COLOMBIA 126
9.5.4 REST OF LATIN AMERICA 127
9.6 ROW (MIDDLE EAST & AFRICAN COUNTRIES) 128
10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 130
10.1 OVERVIEW 130
10.2 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 131
10.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS 132
10.3.1 EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS 134
10.3.2 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 135
10.3.3 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS 137
10.3.4 AGREEMENTS & JOINT VENTURES 137
11 COMPANY PROFILES 139
(Company at a Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
11.1 INTRODUCTION 139
11.2 YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA 140
11.3 AGRIUM INC. 144
11.4 ISRAEL CHEMICALS LIMITED 147
11.5 THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY 150
11.6 KINGENTA ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING GROUP CO. LTD 152
11.7 SOCIEDAD QUIMICA Y MINERA S.A. 154
11.8 HAIFA CHEMICALS LIMITED 156
11.9 COMPO GMBH CO. KG 158
11.10 AGLUKON SPEZIALDUENGER GMBH & CO. KG 161
11.11 TESSENDERLO GROUP 162
*Details on company at a glance, recent financials, products & services, strategies & insights, & recent developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
12 APPENDIX 164
12.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 164
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 165
12.3 COMPANY DEVELOPMENTS 168
12.3.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS 168
12.3.2 AGREEMENTS & JOINT VENTURES 168
12.3.3 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 169
12.3.4 EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS 170
12.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 172
12.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 173
12.6 RELATED REPORTS 173

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 REGIONAL FERTILIZER INDUSTRY COMPARATIVE STUDY 29
TABLE 2 ASSUMPTIONS OF THE STUDY 34
TABLE 3 ESTUARIES WITH THE PROBLEM OF EUTROPHICATION IN THE U.S. 54
TABLE 4 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 5 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 69
TABLE 6 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF UREA, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 7 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF UREA, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 71
TABLE 8 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF UREA, BY SUBTYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 9 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF UREA, BY SUBTYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 72
TABLE 10 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR COATED AND ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 11 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR COATED AND ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 74
TABLE 12 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR COATED AND ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZERS, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 13 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR COATED AND ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZERS, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 75
TABLE 14 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR N-STABILIZERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 15 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR N-STABILIZERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 77
TABLE 16 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR N-INHIBITORS, BY SUBTYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 17 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR N-INHIBITORS, BY SUBTYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 78
TABLE 18 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 19 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 80
TABLE 20 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 21 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 83
TABLE 22 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CEREALS & OILSEEDS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 23 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CEREALS & OILSEEDS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 85
TABLE 24 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR TURF & ORNAMENTALS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 25 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR TURF & ORNAMENTALS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 87
TABLE 26 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR FRUITS & VEGETABLES, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 27 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR FRUITS & VEGETABLES, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 88
TABLE 28 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER CROP TYPES, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 90
TABLE 29 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER CROP TYPES, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 90
TABLE 30 GLOBAL CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY REGION (USD MILLION) 93
TABLE 31 GLOBAL CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY REGION (KT) 93
TABLE 32 NORTH AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 33 NORTH AMERICA: SLOW-AND CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY COUNTRY (KT) 95
TABLE 34 NORTH AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 35 NORTH AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE (KT) 96
TABLE 36 NORTH AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 37 NORTH AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE (KT) 97
TABLE 38 U.S.: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) 97
TABLE 39 U.S.: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE (KT) 98
TABLE 40 CANADA.: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 41 CANADA.: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE (KT) 99
TABLE 42 MEXICO: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) 100
TABLE 43 MEXICO: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE (KT) 100
TABLE 44 EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 102
TABLE 45 EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT) 102
TABLE 46 EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 103
TABLE 47 EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 103
TABLE 48 EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 104
TABLE 49 EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 104
TABLE 50 FRANCE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 105
TABLE 51 FRANCE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 105
TABLE 52 GERMANY: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 106
TABLE 53 GERMANY: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 106
TABLE 54 POLAND: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 107
TABLE 55 POLAND: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 107
TABLE 56 U.K.: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 108
TABLE 57 U.K.: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 108
TABLE 58 SPAIN: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 109
TABLE 59 SPAIN: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 109
TABLE 60 ITALY: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 110
TABLE 61 ITALY: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 110
TABLE 62 REST OF EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 111
TABLE 63 REST OF EUROPE: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 111
TABLE 64 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 65 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013–2020 (KT) 113
TABLE 66 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 114
TABLE 67 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 114
TABLE 68 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 115
TABLE 69 ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 115
TABLE 70 CHINA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 116
TABLE 71 CHINA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 116
TABLE 72 INDIA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 73 INDIA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 117
TABLE 74 JAPAN: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 118
TABLE 75 JAPAN: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 118
TABLE 76 AUSTRALIA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 119
TABLE 77 AUSTRALIA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 119
TABLE 78 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 120
TABLE 79 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013–2020 (KT) 120
TABLE 80 LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, (USD MILLION) 121
TABLE 81 LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, (KT) 121
TABLE 82 LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, (USD MILLION) 122
TABLE 83 LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, (KT) 122
TABLE 84 LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 85 LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, (KT) 123
TABLE 86 BRAZIL: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (USD MILLION) 124
TABLE 87 BRAZIL: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (KT) 124
TABLE 88 ARGENTINA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (USD MILLION) 125
TABLE 89 ARGENTINA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (KT) 125
TABLE 90 COLOMBIA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (USD MILLION) 126
TABLE 91 COLOMBIA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (KT) 126
TABLE 92 REST OF LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (USD MILLION) 127
TABLE 93 REST OF LATIN AMERICA: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (KT) 127
TABLE 94 ROW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (USD MILLION) 128
TABLE 95 ROW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, BY TYPE, (KT) 128
TABLE 96 ROW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, (USD MILLION) 129
TABLE 97 ROW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, (KT) 129
TABLE 98 EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS, 2010–2015 134
TABLE 99 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2010–2015 135
TABLE 100 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2010–2015 137
TABLE 101 AGREEMENTS & JOINT VENTURES 137

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SEGMENTATION 17
FIGURE 2 RESEARCH DESIGN 19
FIGURE 3 ARABLE LAND, 1980-2012 (MILLION HECTARES) 25
FIGURE 4 ARABLE LAND, 1950–2020 (HECTARES/PERSON) 26
FIGURE 5 DIVERSIFICATION OF CROP ACREAGE, 1962 TO 2012, (%SHARE) 27
FIGURE 6 CHINA FERTILIZER PRODUCT EXPORTS, 2014 (USD MILLION) 30
FIGURE 7 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 31
FIGURE 8 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 32
FIGURE 9 DATA TRIANGULATION 33
FIGURE 10 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SNAPSHOT, 2015 VS. 2020 36
FIGURE 11 SULFUR-POLYMER COATING FERTILIZER: MOST ATTRACTIVE TYPE OF FERTILIZER FOR INVESTMENT IN NEXT FIVE YEARS 37
FIGURE 12 ASIA-PACIFIC PROJECTED TO REGISTER HIGHEST GROWTH RATE, 2015–2020 38
FIGURE 13 GROWTH IN CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET 39
FIGURE 14 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015–2020 40
FIGURE 15 CEREALS & OILSEEDS ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN ASIA-PACIFIC CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET IN 2014 41
FIGURE 16 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 42
FIGURE 17 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET GROWTH RATE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 43
FIGURE 18 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC IS ENTERING MATURITY STAGE 44
FIGURE 19 PROGRESS IN COATING & POLYMER TECHNOLOGY TO DEFINE THE PATH OF DEVELOPMENT IN CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET 46
FIGURE 20 INCREASING CONCERNS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
THE DEMAND FOR CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS 49
FIGURE 21 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS : MAJOR VALUE IS ADDED DURING R&D AND MATERIAL SOURCING 57
FIGURE 22 SUPPLY CHAIN: DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOLLOWED BY PROMINENT PLAYERS 58
FIGURE 23 R&D AND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES ARE THE LEADING TRENDS AMONG KEY PLAYERS 59
FIGURE 24 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS: INVOLVEMENT OF ESTABLISHED PLAYERS IN R&D IS INCREASING COMPETITION IN THE INDUSTRY 60
FIGURE 25 STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING: EXPANSIONS WAS LARGELY ADOPTED AS AN ORGANIC GROWTH STRATEGY FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT BY THE KEY PLAYERS 66
FIGURE 26 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF UREA, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 70
FIGURE 27 OVERVIEW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR COATED
& ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZERS, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 73
FIGURE 28 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR N-STABILIZERS, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 76
FIGURE 29 OVERVIEW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHERS, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 79
FIGURE 30 FEASIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS IN THE LONG TERM 82
FIGURE 31 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR CEREALS & OILSEEDS,BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 84
FIGURE 32 OVERVIEW: CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR TURF & ORNAMENTALS, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 86
FIGURE 33 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR FRUITS & VEGETABLES, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 87
FIGURE 34 CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER CROP TYPES, BY REGION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 89
FIGURE 35 GEOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT (2015–2020): RAPIDLY GROWING MARKETS ARE EMERGING AS NEW HOT SPOTS 92
FIGURE 36 NORTH AMERICA CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET: SNAPSHOT 94
FIGURE 37 EUROPE CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET: A SNAPSHOT 101
FIGURE 38 ASIA-PACIFIC CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET: A SNAPSHOT 112
FIGURE 39 COMPANIES ADOPTED EXPANSION & INVESTMENT AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS 130
FIGURE 40 YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA WAS THE MOST ACTIVE COMPANY IN THE CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET BETWEEN JANUARY 2010 & JULY 2015 131
FIGURE 41 EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS FUELED GROWTH AND INNOVATION (2013 & 2014) 132
FIGURE 42 BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE: EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS WAS THE MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY 133
FIGURE 43 ANNUAL DEVELOPMENTS IN CONTROLLED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS MARKET, 2010–2015 133
FIGURE 44 GEOGRAPHIC REVENUE MIX OF TOP MARKET PLAYERS 139
FIGURE 45 YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 140
FIGURE 46 YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA: SWOT ANALYSIS 143
FIGURE 47 AGRIUM INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 144
FIGURE 48 AGRIUM, INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 146
FIGURE 49 ISRAEL CHEMICALS LIMITED: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 147
FIGURE 50 ISRAEL CHEMICALS LIMITED: SWOT ANALYSIS 149
FIGURE 51 THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY : COMPANY SNAPSHOT 150
FIGURE 52 THE SCOTTES MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY: SWOT ANALYSIS 151
FIGURE 53 KINGENTA ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING GROUP CO. LTD: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 152
FIGURE 54 KINGENTA ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING GROUP CO. LTD: SWOT ANALYSIS 153
FIGURE 55 SOCIEDAD QUIMICA Y MINERA S.A.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 154
FIGURE 56 TESSENDERLO GROUP: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 162

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