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TABLE 5
U.S. NITROGEN FERTILIZER CONSUMPTION, BY PRODUCT TYPE1, 2
(Thousand metric tons of nitrogen)
 
Fertilizer material3   2011 r 2012  
Single-nutrient:
Anhydrous ammonia 3,160 3,470
Nitrogen solutions4 3,100 3,390
Urea 2,530 2,620
Ammonium nitrate 230 262
Ammonium sulfate 284 289
Aqua ammonia 31 37
Other5 438   393  
Total 9,780 10,500
Multiple-nutrient6 1,860   1,830
Grand total   11,600   12,300  
rRevised.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to
totals shown.
2Fertilizer years ending June 30.
3Ranked in relative order of importance by product type.
4Principally urea-ammonium nitrate solutions, 29.9% nitrogen.
5Includes other single-nutrient nitrogen materials, all natural organics, and
statistical discrepancies.
6Various combinations of nitrogen (N), phosphate (P), and potassium (K):
N-P-K, N-P, and N-K.
Source: Slater, J.V. and Kirby, B.J., 2014, Commercial Fertilizers 2012:
Columbia, MO, Association of American Plant Food Control Officials Inc.-
Fertilizer/Ag Lime Control Service, University of Missouri, 42 p.
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Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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