Ammonium Nitrate Market 2019 Top Key Players, Industry Size, Share, Growth - Forecasts to 2023

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Ammonium Nitrate Market Synopsis:

Ammonium nitrate, a salt of ammonia and nitric acid is a colorless and nearly odorless chemical compound. It is commercially available in a crystalline solid form and can be processed into prills for specific applications. It is soluble in water. It is generally used to make explosives, fertilizers, and as nutrient while producing antibiotics and yeast. Ammonium nitrate is hygroscopic in nature and readily absorbs moisture from the air, so it is generally stored in an air-conditioned warehouse or in sealed bags. It is a prominent fertilizer as the nitrate form present in the compound moves readily with soil water to the roots, where it is immediately available for the plant uptake. Moreover, it is utilized in food preservation as it can make an instant cold pack.

Competitive Dashboard:

Some of the prominent players operating in the global ammonium nitrate market are Enaex (Chile), EuroChem Group AG (Switzerland), CF Industries Holdings, Inc.(U.S.), Incitec Pivot limited (Australia), Neochim Plc (Bulgaria), URALCHEM JSC (Russia), San Corporation (China), Austin Powder (U.S.), Abu Qir Fertilizers and Chemicals Company (Egypt), Yara International ASA (Norway), OSTCHEM (Austria), Orica Limited (Australia), Vijay Gas Industry P Ltd (India), and Fertiberia SA (Spain) among others.

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Ammonium Nitrate Market Regional Insights:

The global ammonium nitrate market is classified into five regions– North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Among them, Europe dominated with the largest market share in 2016 and is predicted to grow at a significant CAGR over the assessment period 2016-2023. The European market is segmented into Germany, Spain, Russia, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe. The market in Europe is estimated to witness significant growth on account of continuous demand from explosive manufacturers. Moreover, increasing spending on defense activities along with the flourishing growth of arms and ammunition industry is predicted to drive the demand for regional ammonium nitrate market growth. Technological advancement and evolution of smart weapon are expected to further the explosive industry growth across various countries in Europe.

Europe accounted for the largest market share for ammonium nitrate followed by Asia Pacific and North America. Asia Pacific market is segmented into Japan, India, China, Malaysia, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. Comparatively, China and India together dominated the largest market share and is estimated to continue to register speedy growth over the assessment period owing to increasing use of ammonium nitrate in the agriculture and mining sector. Expanding population coupled with the burgeoning need for high-quality food has led to increase in fertilizer usage, which in turn is predicted to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, key players operating in the market has increased the investments in emerging economies of Asia Pacific such as India and China owing to the low cost of setting up manufacturing facilities and inexpensive raw materials.

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In addition, availability of inexpensive labor, favorable weather condition, and governmental support to the farmers are some other factors driving the ammonium nitrate market. North America is expected to register moderate growth due to rapid technological advancement and growing demand from an extensive range of end-use industries such as agriculture and mining sector. Furthermore, the U.S. and Canada are estimated to hold the largest regional market share and is predicted to retain their dominance over the forecast period on account of the continuous growth of arms and ammunition industry as well as rising military budgets. Latin America and the Middle East & Africa region are expected to register above-average growth due to increasing construction activities and average growth of local mining companies in these regions. Local mining and quarry companies available in Brazil, Argentina, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar has generated a higher growth potential for multinational mining and quarry companies.

Industry Segments:

The global ammonium nitrate market is categorized on the basis of application, end user, and region.

Based on the application, the market is categorized into explosives, fertilizers, and others. Among the application segment, the fertilizer sub-segment accounted for more than 56% market share in 2016 due to rising need for fertilizer to meet the growing demand for food.

Based on the end user, the market is segmented into construction, mining, quarry, agriculture, and others.

Based on the region, the market is segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Intended Audience

  • Ammonium Nitrate manufacturers
  • Traders and Distributors of ammonium nitrate
  • Production Process Industries
  • Potential Investors
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Nationalized Laboratory