LONDON, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After the economic recession hit, the global fertilizer industry has only been growing slightly. The industry has not experienced much expansion in both value and volume terms. The coming years also are expected to look pretty much the same, with moderate growth expected in the industry. The year 2013 saw a major shake-up of the global fertilizer industry as the Russian company Uralkali quit the Belarusian Potash Company, which was one of the world's two major potash cartels. This led to a major decline in fertilizer prices worldwide and lowered natural gas prices as well. This also caused a decline in the overall value of the global fertilizer market. While it is anticipated that the coming years will witness an acceleration in the market performance, doubts remain as to how much improvement the global fertilizer industry will witness. While demand for basic food crops , for high value crops such as fruit and vegetables, for animal products and for crops capable of being used to produce biofuels is likely to remain strong, it is expected that increased fertilizer consumption required to support higher levels of production will be adequately catered for by growing supply worldwide. Africa will remain a major phosphate exporter and increase nitrogen exports while importing all of its potash. The Asia region is expected produce a rapidly increasing surplus of nitrogen, but will continue to import phosphate and potash. Europe will be the major nitrogen and potash exporting region in the world and will continue to produce surpluses of phosphate though decreasingly so. It is expected that deficits of all three nutrients will persist in Oceania. Aruvian Research analyzes the global fertilizer industry in its research report Analyzing the Global Fertilizer Industry 2016. The report is a complete coverage of this industry as we analyze the market through an industry overview, an analysis of the industry value and volume, a look at the industry segmentation by products and by geography, among other factors.