Tunisia - Fertilizer consumption

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production)

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production) in Tunisia was 9.38 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 8 years was 15.18 in 2005, while its lowest value was 5.63 in 2002.

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 5.63
2003 7.82
2004 7.92
2005 15.18
2006 8.41
2007 7.13
2008 8.99
2009 10.66
2010 9.38

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land)

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land) in Tunisia was 43.53 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 7 years was 64.09 in 2005, while its lowest value was 25.22 in 2002.

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 25.22
2003 36.34
2004 36.14
2005 64.09
2006 34.54
2007 27.12
2008 34.38
2009 43.53

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Agricultural production