Switzerland - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

177.2 (kilograms per hectare) in 2021

In 2021, fertilizer consumption for Switzerland was 177.2 kilograms per hectare. Fertilizer consumption of Switzerland fell gradually from 380.8 kilograms per hectare in 1972 to 177.2 kilograms per hectare in 2021.

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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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