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South Africa - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

60.6
(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Though South Africa fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 60.6 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 60.6 5.00 %
2013 57.7 -3.03 %
2012 59.5 -1.35 %
2011 60.3 12.19 %
2010 53.8 -10.73 %
2009 60.2 7.02 %
2008 56.3 -7.75 %
2007 61.0 -2.11 %
2006 62.3 31.70 %
2005 47.3 -21.49 %
2004 60.3 9.32 %
2003 55.2