Italy - Fertilizer consumption

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production)

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production) in Italy was 274.41 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 8 years was 430.56 in 2007, while its lowest value was 219.45 in 2004.

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 274.97
2003 264.94
2004 219.45
2005 314.27
2006 354.01
2007 430.56
2008 222.46
2009 256.27
2010 274.41

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land)

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land) in Italy was 117.00 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 7 years was 190.23 in 2007, while its lowest value was 117.00 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 171.12
2003 177.70
2004 181.42
2005 171.75
2006 177.03
2007 190.23
2008 144.59
2009 117.00

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Agricultural production