Market data on fertilisers in the European Markets provided by the European Commission’s agricultural and rural development department. Browse visualisations about imports, exports, average prices and production.
Mineral fertilisers are classified on the basis of type and form of nutrients they contain; the major nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).
Farmer's exposure to fertiliser price volatility influences application rates and may threaten to drive down production.
Fertiliser production is an energy intensive industrial processes, and natural gas is the feedstock for manufacturing nitrogen based fertilisers; moreover european industry relies on potash and phosphorus imports as natural reserves in the EU are limited.