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France - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

151.5
(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Though France fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 151.5 kilograms per hectare in 2014.

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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 151.5 7.72 %
2013 140.6 2.65 %
2012 137.0 -3.06 %
2011 141.3 -6.14 %
2010 150.5 24.86 %
2009 120.6 -20.91 %
2008 152.4 -27.18 %
2007 209.3 9.96 %
2006 190.4 -1.08 %
2005 192.5 -9.26 %
2004 212.1 -5.04 %
2003 223.4