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Nicaragua - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

61.5 (kilograms per hectare) in 2016

In 2016, fertilizer consumption for Nicaragua was 61.5 kilograms per hectare. Though Nicaragua fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2002 - 2016 period ending at 61.5 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 Nicaragua fertilizer consumption?

Date Value Change, %
2016 61.5 7.74 %
2015 57.0 11.99 %
2014 50.9 48.00 %
2013 34.4 -31.44 %
2012 50.2 -2.65 %
2011 51.6 48.47 %
2010 34.7 0.13 %
2009 34.7 27.97 %
2008 27.1 -13.86 %
2007 31.5 -3.55 %
2006 32.6 16.06 %
2005 28.1