Australia - Fertilizer consumption

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production)

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production) in Australia was 222.12 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 8 years was 251.28 in 2004, while its lowest value was 153.04 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 229.22
2003 239.34
2004 251.28
2005 236.82
2006 222.99
2007 178.68
2008 216.57
2009 153.04
2010 222.12

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land)

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land) in Australia was 34.96 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 7 years was 50.72 in 2004, while its lowest value was 34.96 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.

See also:

Year Value
2002 47.56
2003 47.86
2004 50.72
2005 44.84
2006 43.14
2007 46.14
2008 42.43
2009 34.96

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Agricultural production