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Australia - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

68.1 (kilograms per hectare) in 2016

In 2016, fertilizer consumption for Australia was 68.1 kilograms per hectare. Though Australia fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2002 - 2016 period ending at 68.1 kilograms per hectare in 2016.

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What is fertilizer consumption?

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.

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What is Australia fertilizer consumption?

Date Value Change, %
2016 68.1 27.15 %
2015 53.6 -1.15 %
2014 54.2 10.13 %
2013 49.2 5.53 %
2012 46.6 2.96 %
2011 45.3 -2.24 %
2010 46.3 27.77 %
2009 36.3 -14.91 %
2008 42.6 -8.99 %
2007 46.8 7.72 %
2006 43.5 -3.11 %
2005 44.9