Belgium - Fertilizer consumption

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production)

Fertilizer consumption (% of fertilizer production) in Belgium was 14.73 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 12 years was 19.94 in 2002, while its lowest value was 14.73 in 2014.

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 19.94
2003 18.83
2004 19.93
2005 19.12
2006 18.81
2007 18.88
2008 19.73
2009 16.07
2010 16.61
2011 16.23
2012 16.21
2013 17.81
2014 14.73

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land)

Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land) in Belgium was 287.16 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 12 years was 339.86 in 2004, while its lowest value was 246.25 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 327.89
2003 313.84
2004 339.86
2005 329.14
2006 316.45
2007 316.39
2008 328.91
2009 246.25
2010 279.17
2011 286.20
2012 294.04
2013 286.61
2014 287.16

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Agricultural production