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Italy - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

129.8 (kilograms per hectare) in 2016

In 2016, fertilizer consumption for Italy was 129.8 kilograms per hectare. Though Italy fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2002 - 2016 period ending at 129.8 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 Italy fertilizer consumption?

Date Value Change, %
2016 129.8 -3.19 %
2015 134.1 5.98 %
2014 126.6 -2.12 %
2013 129.3 5.55 %
2012 122.5 -8.80 %
2011 134.3 9.43 %
2010 122.7 2.19 %
2009 120.1 -16.28 %
2008 143.5 -24.58 %
2007 190.2 7.46 %
2006 177.0 3.07 %
2005 171.8