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Costa Rica - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

604.9 (kilograms per hectare) in 2016

In 2016, fertilizer consumption for Costa Rica was 604.9 kilograms per hectare. Though Costa Rica fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2002 - 2016 period ending at 604.9 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 Costa Rica fertilizer consumption?

Date Value Change, %
2016 604.9 -4.21 %
2015 631.4 11.51 %
2014 566.3 -3.99 %
2013 589.8 -7.16 %
2012 635.3 -10.02 %
2011 706.1 35.96 %
2010 519.3 35.60 %
2009 383.0 -58.18 %
2008 915.7 6.72 %
2007 858.0 1.49 %
2006 845.5 23.69 %
2005 683.5