Economic Impact Report 2020

Fertilizer in Canada

Fertilizer products made in Canada

2019/2020 JULY TO JUNE: IN METRIC TONNES

20

Million

Potash

5

Million

Ammonia

4.6

Million

Urea

1.7

Million

Urea Ammonium Nitrate

1

Million

Ammonium Sulphate

725

Thousand

Ammonium Nitrate

243

Thousand

Other products

Source for information can be found here.

Fertilizer in Canada is at record highs

The 2019/2020 growing season saw the highest level of ammonia, urea, urea ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate on record.

Ammonium nitrate/calcium ammonium nitrate is now being produced at record rates, after a 2 year dip.

Potash, the number one fertilizer product produced is down slightly from the highest use in the 2017/2018 growing season.

Key nutrients shipped within Canada

Plants rely on nutrients to grow. Canadian farmers rely on fertilizer to replenish these nutrients after every harvest.

Fertilizer is a key component of the agriculture industry in Canada, helping our farmers produce the maximum crop yields possible.

Select a region:

Fertilizer shipments to Canadian agriculture markets (in metric tonnes):*

2.672

Million

Nitrogen

410

Thousand

Potash

1.137

Million

Phosphate

353

Thousand

Sulphur

Nutrients shipped in Quebec (in metric tonnes):*

173

Thousand

Nitrogen

N/A

Potash

59

Thousand

Phosphate

19

Thousand

Sulphur

Nutrients shipped in Ontario (in metric tonnes):*

184

Thousand

Nitrogen

120

Thousand

Potash

103

Thousand

Phosphate

34

Thousand

Sulphur

Nutrients shipped in Manitoba (in metric tonnes):*

469

Thousand

Nitrogen

64

Thousand

Potash

216

Thousand

Phosphate

53

Thousand

Sulphur

Nutrients shipped in Saskatchewan (in metric tonnes):*

1.087

Million

Nitrogen

84

Thousand

Potash

433

Thousand

Phosphate

161

Thousand

Sulphur

Nutrients shipped in Alberta (in metric tonnes):*

723

Thousand

Nitrogen

79

Thousand

Potash

270

Thousand

Phosphate

75

Thousand

Sulphur

Nutrients shipped in British Columbia (in metric tonnes):*

33

Thousand

Nitrogen

7

Thousand

Potash

11

Thousand

Phosphate

4

Thousand

Sulphur

*Some information suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source for information can be found here.

Key nutrient shipment highlights

Nitrogen and phosphate nutrient shipments reached record highs (record going back to 2006/2007 period)

Potash and sulphur were steady, down only slightly from near record levels

Fertilizer products used in Canadian agriculture

There are 17 essential nutrients in the soil that plants require to survive and grow. The following chart shows fertilizer shipments to Canadian agriculture markets by nutrient content, measured in metric tonnes.*

*Some information suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source for information can be found here.

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