Qatar is the top country by fertilizer consumption in the world. As of 2014, fertilizer consumption in Qatar was 12,111.5 kilograms per hectare. The top 5 countries also includes Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Bahrain.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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.