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Germany - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Though Germany fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 217.7 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 217.7 6.98 %
2013 203.5 2.29 %
2012 198.9 3.88 %
2011 191.5 -9.50 %
2010 211.6 16.64 %
2009 181.4 13.68 %
2008 159.6 -28.07 %
2007 221.9 14.12 %
2006 194.4 -6.87 %
2005 208.8 -2.96 %
2004 215.1 -2.08 %
2003 219.7