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Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions

(thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

China is the top country by agricultural nitrous oxide emissions in the world. As of 2005, agricultural nitrous oxide emissions in China was 347,092 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent that accounts for 17.81 % of the world's agricultural nitrous oxide emissions. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Brazil, India, and Indonesia) account for 47.25 % of it. The world's total agricultural nitrous oxide emissions was estimated at 1.95 million thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2005.

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What is agricultural nitrous oxide emissions?

Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions are emissions produced through fertilizer use (synthetic and animal manure), animal waste management, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning.