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China - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Fertilizer consumption of China increased from 423.4 kilograms per hectare in 2005 to 565.3 kilograms per hectare in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 3.27 %.

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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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Date Value Change, %
2014 565.3 1.47 %
2013 557.0 1.44 %
2012 549.1 2.95 %
2011 533.4 3.49 %
2010 515.4 3.32 %
2009 498.9 3.31 %
2008 482.9 2.88 %
2007 469.4 3.83 %
2006 452.0 6.76 %
2005 423.4 2.34 %
2004 413.7 5.02 %
2003 394.0