The EU nitrogen trade was US$294 million in 2021, an increase from the previous year. This dollar amount reflects the total imports and exports of nitrogen. In 2020, the European Union countries traded US$230 million worth of nitrogen. Germany appeared to be the country with the highest level of market value in 2021, comprising about half of the total market. Here’s a detailed outlook of the EU nitrogen market with easy-to-understand data visualization.
Nitrogen consumption in the EU was estimated at approx. US$21 billion in 2021. The countries with the highest volumes of nitrogen consumption in 2021 were the Netherlands, France, and Germany, with a combined 48% share of total consumption.
Nitrogen production in the European Union was approx. 22 billion cubic meters in 2021. In terms of value, production totalled US$2 billion last year. The countries with the highest volumes of nitrogen production in 2021 were the Netherlands, France, and Germany, with a combined 44% share of total production.
EU Nitrogen Imports
Imports of nitrogen in the European Union soared to US$148 million in 2021. This dollar amount reflects an increase from the previous year. According to our database, EU countries reported the highest number of nitrogen import shipments in 2021 since 2012. A chart given below visualizes nitrogen imports in the European Union in the last ten years with valuable statistics.
EU Nitrogen Imports – By Country
The Netherlands represented the key importer of nitrogen in the European Union, with the value of shipments totalling US$45.2 million in 2021. EU nitrogen imports shared 66% of the total market, out of which, the Netherlands accounted for about 20% of total EU nitrogen imports reported last year.
Other major EU importers of nitrogen in 2021 were Germany (9%), Belgium (4.4%), France (3.7%), Slovakia (3.1%), Hungary (2.5%), Czech Republic (2.5%), Portugal (1.9%), Greece (1.9%), and Austria (1.8%). Below given chart shows the dollar amount of these countries.
EU Nitrogen Exports
In 2021, exports of nitrogen in the European Union totalled US$146 million, an increase compared to the previous year. This figure includes export shipments of nitrogen that departed from the countries in the European Union last year. The European Union supplied US$117 million worth of nitrogen to the global countries. Here’s a look at the year-wise data visualization of EU nitrogen exports.
EU Nitrogen Exports – By Country
EU shared 70% of global nitrogen exports in 2021, in which Belgium contributed the most 19.3% of total EU nitrogen exports. Belgium represented the largest exporter of nitrogen last year. According to our database, other EU exporters of nitrogen in 2021 were Germany (10%), France (7.9%), Austria (6.2%), the Netherlands (4.3%), Poland (4.1%), Czech Republic (3%), Italy (3%), Portugal (2%), and the United Kingdom (1.9%). Below given chart shows the dollar amount of these countries.
The nitrogen prices in the European Union declined in 2021 as compared to the previous year. Both imports and exports of nitrogen in the EU increased last year. Access our valuable EU trade data online on nitrogen to understand the nitrogen market size, and get a complete trade picture for growing your business and reaching your goal.