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Republic of Korea - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Though Republic of Korea fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 399.9 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 399.9 10.70 %
2013 361.3 -24.89 %
2012 481.0 43.62 %
2011 334.9 -0.34 %
2010 336.1 1.23 %
2009 332.0 -24.74 %
2008 441.1 -13.69 %
2007 511.0 8.77 %
2006 469.8 -26.97 %
2005 643.4 22.45 %
2004 525.4 12.08 %
2003 468.8