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Japan - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Though Japan fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 240.6 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 240.6 -4.96 %
2013 253.2 -0.75 %
2012 255.1 -3.33 %
2011 263.9 1.56 %
2010 259.8 8.75 %
2009 238.9 -14.13 %
2008 278.2 -20.61 %
2007 350.5 5.30 %
2006 332.8 -4.35 %
2005 348.0 -1.62 %
2004 353.7 5.52 %
2003 335.2