About Yara

Yara at a Glance

We deliver profitable and responsible solutions for agriculture and the environment.
solutions for agriculture and the environment

Key figures 2016

  • Revenues: NOK 95.2 billion 
  • EBITDA: NOK 15.6 billion 
  • Total Deliveries: 36.1 million tonnes 
  • Fertilizer sales: 27.2 million tonnes 
  • Industrial sales: 6.9 million tonnes 
  • Ammonia trade: 2 million tonnes
  • Employees: 14,736 at year-end 2016

Key facts

  • Established as Norsk Hydro in 1905, demerged as Yara International ASA in 2004
  • President and CEO since September 2015: Svein Tore Holsether
  • Headquartered in Oslo, Norway: Listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange

Our business:

Our Production Platform 

The Production segment in Yara is the world leading producer of nitrates, calcium nitrate, NPKs, global number two in ammonia and a growing portfolio of phosphates, providing the foundation for Yara’s crop nutrition and industrial solutions.

  • Operational efficiency
  • Clean technologies
  • Safe and reliable production

Crop Nutrition solutions

Crop Nutrition offers the industry’s most comprehensive sustainable crop nutrition solutions, supporting farmer profitability through knowledge, quality and productivity.

  • Global and local agronomic, marketing and sales knowledge
  • Sales offices in more than 60 countries and sales to about 160 countries worldwide

Nitrogen applications and environmental solutions

Industrial adds value and stability to Yara’s integrated business model by holding a market leading position in nitrogen applications for industrial use and environmental solutions.

  • Reagents and solutions to reduce emissions from plants, ships, trucks and cars 
  • Nitrate-based chemicals with applications ranging from renewable energy to pharmaceutical industry
  • Base chemicals used as raw materials for the healthcare, wood, pharmaceutical, steel, space, yeast industries 
  • Solutions for the civil explosives industry   
  • Solutions for animal feed

Supply Chain

Supply Chain is a global function generating value by realizing the benefits of Yara’s knowledge and scale in procurement and capturing the benefits of our integrated business model through the global optimization process, efficient supply chain operations and IT platforms.

  • Unique ammonia trade and logistics worldwide
  • Purchase of energy, potassium, and phosphate rock 
  • Sourcing and trade of finished fertilizer and ammonia 
  • New Supply Chain in Europe to increase the customer experience and value

Did you know that...

  • 1.4 million is the number of tons of NOx emissions that we helped our customers reduce in 2016. Or around the total annual NOx emissions in France or Germany.
  • We provide crop nutrition products, solutions and knowledge to 20 million farmers worldwide.
  • 300 million is the number of people we help feed through our crop nutrition solutions.

Read more on our What We Do page.

Open Innovation Challenge

Open Innovation Challenge

Yara is launching its first Open Innovation Challenge. We’re awarding students NOK 100.000* for the best idea to solve some of the world’s major challenges. Click here for more information.


Download our Corporate Presentation to know more about what we do.

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