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Iraq - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

35.8 (kilograms per hectare) in 2016

In 2016, fertilizer consumption for Iraq was 35.8 kilograms per hectare. Though Iraq fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2007 - 2016 period ending at 35.8 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 Iraq fertilizer consumption?

Date Value Change, %
2016 35.8 -1.28 %
2015 36.3 5.27 %
2014 34.5 -31.17 %
2013 50.1 1.34 %
2012 49.4 26.39 %
2011 39.1 14.02 %
2010 34.3 -52.70 %
2009 72.5 27.31 %
2008 56.9 51.57 %
2007 37.6 -18.78 %
2006 46.3 11.15 %
2005 41.6