Australia - Fertilizer consumption

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production)

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production) in Australia was 292.01 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 10 years was 292.01 in 2012, while its lowest value was 152.63 in 2009.

Definition: Fertilizer consumption measures the quantity of plant nutrients used per unit of arable land. Fertilizer products cover nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers (including ground rock phosphate). Traditional nutrients--animal and plant manures--are not included. For the purpose of data dissemination, FAO has adopted the concept of a calendar year (January to December). Some countries compile fertilizer data on a calendar year basis, while others are on a split-year basis.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
2002 229.27
2003 231.10
2004 252.35
2005 236.90
2006 224.66
2007 181.13
2008 215.56
2009 152.63
2010 282.42
2011 242.33
2012 292.01

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land)

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land) in Australia was 44.70 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 10 years was 50.94 in 2004, while its lowest value was 36.25 in 2009.

Definition: Fertilizer consumption measures the quantity of plant nutrients used per unit of arable land. Fertilizer products cover nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers (including ground rock phosphate). Traditional nutrients--animal and plant manures--are not included. For the purpose of data dissemination, FAO has adopted the concept of a calendar year (January to December). Some countries compile fertilizer data on a calendar year basis, while others are on a split-year basis. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
2002 47.57
2003 46.21
2004 50.94
2005 44.85
2006 43.46
2007 46.81
2008 42.60
2009 36.25
2010 46.32
2011 45.28
2012 44.70

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Agricultural production