Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Overview

The Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market size is estimated to reach US$1,855.5 million by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 2.6% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors are the chemical compounds such as nitrapyrin, N-(n-butyl) thiophosphorictriamide (NBPT) and dicyandiamide that are used in fertilizers to reduce nitrate loss in soil & improve its quality. Their ability to prevent soil from denitrification and leaching is driving their demand in the agriculture sector which further boosts Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market growth. Rapid population growth has increased the consumption scale of food items, thereby increasing agricultural production. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2022, wheat production in Canada is projected to grow by 3%. In addition to this, rapid growth in horticulture and the usage of new fertigation technologies are driving the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors industry. However, regulations regarding chemical usage in fertilizers can hamper the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market size during the forecast period. COVID-19 negatively impacted the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors industry outlook, as there was a drop in their market revenue resulting from lockdown restrictions.

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Report Coverage

The “Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Report – Forecast (2022 – 2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Industry.

By Product Type: Nitrification Inhibitor [Dicyandiamide (DCD), Nitrapyrin and Pronitradine] and Urease Inhibitor [N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT), N-(n-propyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NPPT)].
By Method: Fertigation and Foliar
By Application: Top Dressing and Soil & Leaf Fertilization.
By End-use Industry: Food Crop, Cash Crop, Fibre Crop and Horticulture.
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America) and the Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors industry because of the rapidly growing agriculture production in the region. According to India’s Ministry of Agriculture, in 2021, vegetable production stood at 204.61 million tons, showing a 2% increase from 2020.
  • The growing usage of new technologies in the fertigation process has positively impacted the usage of Nitrification and Urea Inhibitors, thereby positively impacting the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Industry outlook.
  • Stringent regulations regarding nitrogen-based fertilizers usage in agricultural farmlands can impact their market growth. They may affect the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market size during the forecast period.

Figure: Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Revenue Share by Geography, 2021 (%)

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Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – by Product Type

Nitrification Inhibitor held the largest share of the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Nitrification inhibitors such as nitrapyrin and dicyandiamide have wide usage in agrochemicals and bactericides as they minimize nitrogen leaching in the soil to enhance crop fertility and crop yield. Unlike N-(n-butyl) thiophosphorictriamide (NBPT), nitrapyrin is very persistent and can be used in cool soil also to maintain its quality. Raid development in agriculture production has boosted nitrification inhibitor usage, thereby improving its segmental growth in the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market.

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry

Food crop held the largest share of the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Inhibitors such as nitrapyrin, dicyandiamide and N-(n-butyl) thiophosphorictriamide (NBPT) have high applicability in improving the food crops production, as they retain the essential nutrients required for the growth of fruits and vegetables. Food crops have increased significantly over the years due to growing food demand resulting from population growth and an increase in disposable income. According to the 2021 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, the production of primary fruits was 9.4 billion tons in 2019, showing a 53% increase from 2000. Also, according to the same report, global vegetable production went up to 1128 million tons in 2019, showing an increase of up to 65%. Such an increase in production has boosted the growth of the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market.

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – by Geography

Asia-Pacific held dominated the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market with a share of up to 44%. The region is the major hub for the agriculture sector and on account of growing government policies and investment inflows, the production scale has grown in major Asia-Pacific countries. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, in 2021, India’s agriculture activities recorded a 3.9% growth in comparison to the previous year. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture, in 2021, China’s wheat production stood at 136 million metric tons, showing an increase of 2% in comparison to 2020. With a robust growth of agricultural production in such major crop-producing Asia-Pacific countries, the demand for Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors for improving soil quality is also anticipated to increase. This further boosts the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market growth.

Technological advancement has revolutionized agriculture activities by introducing more efficient tools and techniques relating to fertigation and irrigation that improve farm productivity. For instance, according to the statement of Soilgenic Technologies LLC, in June 2022, the company launched next-generation, enhanced efficiency fertilizer technologies for urea. Furthermore, in July 2021, RainAg and Moleaer announced a nanotube-infused fertigation technique to improve crop yield. Such launches of advanced fertigation technologies would boost the demand and usage of Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors, thereby accelerating their market growth during the forecast period.

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Challenges

Stringent Government Regulations:

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors have high applicability in agrochemicals. However, such fertilizers are nitrogen-based and their excessive usage can lead to water pollution. To prevent such events, certain regulations have been imposed by the governing authorities. For instance, the Groundwater Protection Rule by the US EPA and the National Standard Guidelines of China for Agrochemicals impose certain restrictions regarding the usage of chemicals in fertilizers. Such regulations can hamper the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market size during the forecast period by restraining their usage in agriculture activities. 

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Drivers

Bolstering Growth in Horticulture:

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors, being effective fertilizers, hold major uses in horticulture which requires rapid use of insecticides to control a variety of agricultural pests that can damage crops and reduce farm productivity. The high demand for fruits and vegetables that provide critical nutrients for a balanced diet is increasing horticulture production. According to the Agriculture Ministry of India, the horticulture production in India was 330 million tons in 2020, showing an increase of 3% from 2019. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2022, horticulture crop production is projected to increase by 1.4% in the U.S. Such an increase in horticulture production would propel the growth of the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors industry during the forecast period.

Launches of Modern Technologies for Fertigation:

Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market. The top 10 companies in the Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market are:

  1. BASF SE
  2. DowDuPont
  3. Solvay S.A
  4. Evonik
  5. National Fertilizers Limited
  6. Nico Orgo Manures
  7. Koch Fertilizers LLC
  8. Dow AgroSciences
  9. Compo Expert GmbH
  10. Eco Agro

Recent Developments

  • In June 2021, IFFCO launched nano urea in liquid form as an alternative to conventional urea inhibitors. The new alternative has more efficiency and less biotoxicity which would stimulate the demand for fertilizers usage.
  • In February 2020, BASF SE developed a new range of DMPP nitrification inhibitors which have the advantage of effectively regulating the conversion of soil nitrogen, thereby improving the yield and quality of crops.
  • In September 2019, Koch Agronomic Services LLC expanded its nitrification inhibitors business in Canada by establishing its new product CENTURO. Such a strategy has enabled the company to expand its presence in the nitrification inhibitors products market.

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1. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Product Type
    2.2 Key Trends by Method
    2.3 Key Trends by Application
    2.4 Key Trends by End-use Industry
    2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis - Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking - Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis - Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porter's Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – by Product Type (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    8.1 Nitrification inhibitor
        8.1.1 Dicyandiamide (DCD)
        8.1.2 Nitrapyrin
        8.1.3 Pronitradine 
    8.2 Urease Inhibitor
        8.2.1 N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT)
        8.2.2 N-(n-propyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NPPT)
9. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – by Method (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    9.1 Fertigation
    9.2 Foliar
10. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – by Application (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    10.1 Top Dressing
    10.2 Soil & Leaf Fertilization
11. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - by End-use Industry (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    11.1 Food Crop
    11.2 Cash Crop
    11.3 Fibre Crop
    11.4 Horticulture
12. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market - by Geography (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 The USA
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 The UK
        12.2.2 Germany
        12.2.3 France
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 The Netherlands
        12.2.6 Spain
        12.2.7 Belgium
        12.2.8 The Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 Japan
        12.3.3 India
        12.3.4 South Korea
        12.3.5 Australia and New Zealand
        12.3.6 Indonesia
        12.3.7 Taiwan
        12.3.8 Malaysia
        12.3.9 The Rest of APAC
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Colombia
        12.4.4 Chile
        12.4.5 The Rest of South America
    12.5 The Rest of the World
        12.5.1 The Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   The UAE
   The Rest of the Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   The Rest of Africa
13. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – Entropy
    13.1 New Product Launches
    13.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
14. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – Industry/Competition Segment Analysis Premium 
    14.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    14.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    14.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    14.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    14.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    14.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
15. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium 
16. Nitrification & Urease Inhibitors Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials and Developments
    16.1 Company 1
    16.2 Company 2
    16.3 Company 3
    16.4 Company 4
    16.5 Company 5
    16.6 Company 6
    16.7 Company 7
    16.8 Company 8
    16.9 Company 9
    16.10 Company 10 and more
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