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Netherlands - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

288.9 (kilograms per hectare) in 2016

In 2016, fertilizer consumption for Netherlands was 288.9 kilograms per hectare. Though Netherlands fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2002 - 2016 period ending at 288.9 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 Netherlands fertilizer consumption?

Date Value Change, %
2016 288.9 7.36 %
2015 269.1 8.58 %
2014 247.9 7.24 %
2013 231.1 -20.25 %
2012 289.8 17.42 %
2011 246.8 -15.86 %
2010 293.3 23.16 %
2009 238.2 -11.03 %
2008 267.7 -11.40 %
2007 302.1 -14.44 %
2006 353.1 4.54 %
2005 337.8