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TABLE 5
U.S. NITROGEN FERTILIZER CONSUMPTION, BY PRODUCT TYPE1, 2
(Thousand metric tons of nitrogen)
Fertilizer material3   2009r   2010e
Single-nutrient:
Anhydrous ammonia 2,980 3,040
Nitrogen solutions4 2,910 2,970
Urea 2,180 2,220
Ammonium nitrate 233 238
Ammonium sulfate 229 234
Aqua ammonia 83 85
Other5 375   383
Total 8,990 9,170
Multiple-nutrient6 1,530   1,560
Grand total   10,500   10,700
eEstimated. 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 discrepencies.
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., 2011, Commercial Fertilizers 2009:
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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