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In 2016, fertilizer consumption for India was 165.8 kilograms per hectare. Fertilizer consumption of India increased from 100.3 kilograms per hectare in 2002 to 165.8 kilograms per hectare in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.81 %.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
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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