Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Fertilizers. In 2020, Fertilizers were the world's 47th most traded product, with a total trade of $62.6B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Fertilizers decreased by -8.78%, from $68.6B to $62.6B. Trade in Fertilizers represent 0.37% of total world trade.

Fertilizers are a part of Chemical Products. They include Fertilizers.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Fertilizers  were Russia ($7.6B), China ($6.99B), Canada ($5.49B), Morocco ($3.71B), and United States ($3.68B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Fertilizers were Brazil ($7.82B), India ($6.5B), United States ($5.34B), China ($2.62B), and France ($1.83B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Fertilizers was 2.99%, making it the 94th lowest tariff using the HS2 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Fertilizers are Bhutan (19.6%), Algeria (12.6%), Nauru (9.17%), and Bulgaria (8.53%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Egypt (0%), Ethiopia (0%), Kenya (0%), and Madagascar (0%).

Ranking Fertilizers ranks 89th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Russia, $7.6B

Top Destination (2020): Brazil, $7.82B

Fertilizers are the world's 47th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Fertilizers were Russia ($7.6B), China ($6.99B), Canada ($5.49B), Morocco ($3.71B), and United States ($3.68B).

In 2020, the top importers of Fertilizers were Brazil ($7.82B), India ($6.5B), United States ($5.34B), China ($2.62B), and France ($1.83B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Morocco, $403M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Nigeria, $186M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Fertilizers grew the fastest in Morocco ($403M), Jordan ($354M), Indonesia ($140M), Ukraine ($136M), and Turkmenistan ($53.9M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Fertilizers were Nigeria ($186M), Hong Kong ($110M), Argentina ($103M), Switzerland ($85.7M), and Poland ($75.1M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Fertilizers.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.99. This means that most of the exports of Fertilizers are explained by 31 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Russia, $7.48B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Brazil, $7.66B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Fertilizers. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Fertilizers during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Fertilizers were Russia ($7.48B), China ($4.37B), Canada ($4.1B), Morocco ($3.48B), and Belarus ($2.85B).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Fertilizers were Brazil ($7.66B), India ($6.36B), United States ($1.66B), France ($1.45B), and Australia ($1.33B).

Disaggregation

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In 2019, the world most traded Fertilizers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Urea, including aqueous solution in packs... ($13.7B), Potassium chloride, in packs >10 kg ($13B), Nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, pack >10kg ($6.54B), Diammonium phosphate, in packs >10 kg ($5.87B), and Monoammonium phosphate & mix with diammonium,... ($4.44B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Fertilizers.
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Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Fertilizers was 2.99%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Fertilizers were Bhutan (19.6%), Algeria (12.6%), Nauru (9.17%), and Bulgaria (8.53%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.