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Fertilizer Production by Country 2024

The world’s agricultural industry thrives on fertilizer. Fertilizer helps maximize crop output, make go-to agricultural techniques more reliable, and keep the world’s food stores stable. That said, the ability to produce, export, and import fertilizer is a critical factor in how well a country fares from an agricultural standpoint.

However, some countries produce more fertilizer than others from year to year. Here’s an overview of the top fertilizer producers in the world, as well as a look at factors that can affect fertilizer production from one country to the next.

Top Fertilizer-Producing Countries Worldwide

The world’s top-producing countries when it comes to fertilizer are:

Country
Fertilizer Total
United States54.4M
India52.6M
Russia51.9M
Canada36.5M
Indonesia11.7M
Poland10.6M
Saudi Arabia7.8M
Trinidad and Tobago7.1M
Ukraine6.3M
Lithuania4.2M

Additional countries that also produce abundant fertilizer from year to year include China, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Germany, France, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Countries that consistently produce a lot of fertilizer are also frequently world leaders when it comes to world agricultural production. For example, the United States tops the list of fertilizer producers and is also a leading contributor to global produce supplies.

Factors That Contribute to National Fertilizer Production

Factors and influences that can affect a country’s ability to produce fertilizer in abundance include but are not limited to the following.

National Population

Larger countries with more mouths to feed need larger fertilizer stores in order to ensure the high crop yields they require to meet national demand.

Types of Crops Grown

Each crop a country could decide to grow has its own unique nutritional needs. Those needs, in turn, will affect the type and amount of fertilizer needed. If a country’s staple crops require more fertilizer, that same country is likely to be a higher fertilizer producer.

Resource Availability

Fertilizer production requires large amounts of specific key ingredients, including phosphorous, potassium, and nitrogen. Nations without adequate access to natural stores of these ingredients must import them from elsewhere, and this can affect their ability to produce fertilizer domestically.

Access to Technology and Labor

Fertilizer production – especially on a larger international scale – calls for access to technology, techniques, chemical tech, and qualified labor. Whether a nation has enough access to these resources will impact domestic fertilizer production.

Notes:
- All values displayed in tons and pertain to the year 2021.
- FAOSTAT's database includes more than 20 types of fertilizer, all of which are included in the Grand Total column. Additionally, individual totals are displayed for several of the most prolifically produced fertilizer types.

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Country
Fertilizer Total (Tons)
Urea
Ammonium Sulphate
Anhydrous Ammonia
Fertilizers NEC
NPK Fertilizers
Other NP Compounds
United States54.4M6M3M5.2MNaNNaNNaN
India52.6M33.7M793KNaNNaN4.6M5.2M
Russia51.9M9M1.9MNaNNaN8.9M4.8M
Canada36.5M4.4M1.3M4.6M297KNaNNaN
Indonesia11.7M8M369.8KNaNNaN3.2MNaN
Poland10.6M1.7M625.6K2.1M44.5K1.2M54.5K
Saudi Arabia7.8M4.4MNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Trinidad and Tobago7.1M718.6KNaN4.9MNaNNaNNaN
Ukraine6.3M2.1MNaN2.6MNaNNaNNaN
Lithuania4.2M581.3K55.8K872.8K15.6K15.8K334.2K
Malaysia3.3M3.3MNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Oman3.3M3.3MNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Turkey3.2M520.5K363.5KNaNNaNNaNNaN
Japan2.6M450.2K906.3KNaNNaN1.1MNaN
South Korea2.3MNaN575.2KNaNNaN1.7MNaN
Uzbekistan1.8M465.6K56.4KNaN9.7K24K289.6K
Mexico1.7MNaN480.7K251KNaNNaNNaN
Germany1.4MNaNNaN646.6K439.8K309KNaN
Argentina1.3M806.7KNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Bangladesh1.2M1MNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Taiwan1.2MNaN430KNaNNaN679.7KNaN
Romania1.2M228.3KNaN439.4K55408.4KNaN
Croatia1M281.9K88.2K287.9KNaN165.4K3.5K
Philippines974.9K19.3K25.4KNaNNaN824.2K51.1K
Greece888.3K30.2K8.7KNaN89K371.7K241.4K
Bahrain706.5K706.5KNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Serbia501.5KNaN34.9KNaN978422.1KNaN
Bulgaria104.8K5.9KNaNNaN316NaN98.6K
Bolivia81.4K49.1KNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
Czech Republic67.1KNaN52.1KNaNNaN14.9KNaN
New Caledonia3.2K334NaNNaN1.2K409501
Panama1.9KNaNNaNNaNNaNNaNNaN
showing: 32 rows

Which country is the largest producer of fertilizer?

Out of the 77 countries that produce Nitrogen-based fertilizers, China is ranked number one, manufacturing an estimated 34, 023,626 metric tonnes annually.

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