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Agriculture > Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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. The time reference for fertilizer consumption is the crop year (July through June).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 39.6 million metric tons 2002
2 United States 19.3 million metric tons 2002
3 India 16.12 million metric tons 2002
4 Brazil 7.68 million metric tons 2002
South Asia average (profile) 5.13 million metric tons 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.71 million metric tons 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.56 million metric tons 2002
5 France 3.97 million metric tons 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.39 million metric tons 2002
6 Indonesia 2.99 million metric tons 2002
7 Pakistan 2.96 million metric tons 2002
8 Canada 2.61 million metric tons 2002
9 Germany 2.59 million metric tons 2002
10 Australia 2.28 million metric tons 2002
11 Spain 2.16 million metric tons 2002
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.99 million metric tons 2002
12 Vietnam 1.98 million metric tons 2002
13 United Kingdom 1.8 million metric tons 2002
14 Turkey 1.74 million metric tons 2002
15 Mexico 1.71 million metric tons 2002
16 Thailand 1.7 million metric tons 2002
Religious countries average (profile) 1.58 million metric tons 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.54 million metric tons 2002
17 Poland 1.51 million metric tons 2002
18 Russia 1.47 million metric tons 2002
19 Italy 1.43 million metric tons 2002
20 Bangladesh 1.42 million metric tons 2002
21 Iran 1.29 million metric tons 2002
22 Japan 1.28 million metric tons 2002
23 Egypt 1.27 million metric tons 2002
24 Malaysia 1.23 million metric tons 2002
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.13 million metric tons 2002
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1.06 million metric tons 2002
25 South Africa 965,100 metric tons 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 858,827.84 metric tons 2002
26 New Zealand 852,897 metric tons 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 790,187.38 metric tons 2002
27 Belarus 748,000 metric tons 2002
28 Argentina 739,526 metric tons 2002
29 Philippines 723,020 metric tons 2002
30 Uzbekistan 718,300 metric tons 2002
European Union average (profile) 701,881.88 metric tons 2002
31 Colombia 691,500 metric tons 2002
32 South Korea 689,901 metric tons 2002
33 Iraq 638,800 metric tons 2002
34 Ukraine 589,000 metric tons 2002
35 Ireland 587,000 metric tons 2002
36 Hungary 501,321 metric tons 2002
37 Chile 455,000 metric tons 2002
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 412,247.84 metric tons 2002
38 Greece 405,000 metric tons 2002
39 Morocco 399,000 metric tons 2002
Muslim countries average (profile) 390,530.67 metric tons 2002
40 Saudi Arabia 381,300 metric tons 2002
41 Czech Republic 368,844 metric tons 2002
42 Netherlands 336,000 metric tons 2002
OPEC countries average (profile) 330,421.89 metric tons 2002
43 Romania 326,123 metric tons 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 324,092.32 metric tons 2002
44 Syria 322,805 metric tons 2002
45 Serbia and Montenegro 307,790 metric tons 2002
46 Venezuela 300,000 metric tons 2002
47 Denmark 297,001 metric tons 2002
48 Finland 293,000 metric tons 2002
49 Belgium 289,000 metric tons 2002
50 Sri Lanka 284,218 metric tons 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 281,079.88 metric tons 2002
failed states average (profile) 275,821.27 metric tons 2002
51 Peru 274,007 metric tons 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 272,403.07 metric tons 2002
52 Sweden 268,000 metric tons 2002
53 North Korea 266,200 metric tons 2002
54 Ecuador 229,522 metric tons 2002
55 Austria 208,300 metric tons 2002
56 Portugal 207,000 metric tons 2002
57 Lithuania 194,000 metric tons 2002
58 Malawi 193,008 metric tons 2002
59 Guatemala 186,200 metric tons 2002
60 Norway 184,000 metric tons 2002
61 Croatia 172,000 metric tons 2002
62 Nigeria 166,200 metric tons 2002
63 Bulgaria 165,943 metric tons 2002
64 Paraguay 153,168 metric tons 2002
65 Costa Rica 151,562 metric tons 2002
66 Ethiopia 150,032 metric tons 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 143,775.04 metric tons 2002
67 Kenya 142,758 metric tons 2002
68 Burma 132,300 metric tons 2002
69 Uruguay 128,929 metric tons 2002
70 Cuba 121,900 metric tons 2002
71 Zimbabwe 110,000 metric tons 2002
72 Cote d'Ivoire 109,000 metric tons 2002
73 Tunisia 102,000 metric tons 2002
74 Algeria 98,000 metric tons 2002
75 Turkmenistan 97,800 metric tons 2002
76 Switzerland 93,040 metric tons 2002
77 Dominican Republic 89,703 metric tons 2002
78 Nepal 89,038 metric tons 2002
79 Israel 81,300 metric tons 2002
80 Slovenia 69,887 metric tons 2002
81 Sudan 69,496 metric tons 2002
82 Zambia 65,168 metric tons 2002
83 Kazakhstan 64,900 metric tons 2002
84 Libya 61,900 metric tons 2002
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 55,796.71 metric tons 2002
85 El Salvador 55,333 metric tons 2002
86 Nicaragua 53,796 metric tons 2002
87 Honduras 50,228 metric tons 2002
88 Latvia 50,029 metric tons 2002
89 Benin 47,841 metric tons 2002
90 Mali 42,000 metric tons 2002
91 Lebanon 39,420 metric tons 2002
92 Albania 35,357 metric tons 2002
93 United Arab Emirates 35,000 metric tons 2002
94 Cameroon 34,899 metric tons 2002
95 Jordan 33,500 metric tons 2002
96 Senegal 33,491 metric tons 2002
97 Bosnia and Herzegovina 32,600 metric tons 2002
98 Ghana 31,030 metric tons 2002
99 Panama 28,719 metric tons 2002
100 Georgia 28,400 metric tons 2002
101 Tajikistan 27,900 metric tons 2002
102 Kyrgyzstan 27,600 metric tons 2002
103 Estonia 27,007 metric tons 2002
104 Mauritius 25,000 metric tons 2002
105 Mozambique 24,900 metric tons 2002
106 Jamaica 22,400 metric tons 2002
107 Afghanistan 20,800 metric tons 2002
108 Iceland 17,888 metric tons 2002
109 Guyana 17,879 metric tons 2002
110 Azerbaijan 17,692 metric tons 2002
111 Chad 17,500 metric tons 2002
112 Togo 17,055 metric tons 2002
113 Cyprus 15,406 metric tons 2002
114 Rwanda 15,299 metric tons 2002
115 Haiti 13,930 metric tons 2002
116 Bolivia 13,741 metric tons 2002
117 Fiji 12,290 metric tons 2002
118 Oman 12,233 metric tons 2002
119 Papua New Guinea 11,800 metric tons 2002
120 Yemen 11,600 metric tons 2002
121 Lesotho 11,300 metric tons 2002
122 Armenia 11,283 metric tons 2002
123 Democratic Republic of the Congo 10,513 metric tons 2002
124 Moldova 10,135 metric tons 2002
125 Uganda 9,306 metric tons 2002
126 Madagascar 9,125 metric tons 2002
127 Cambodia 7,620 metric tons 1998
128 Tanzania 7,148 metric tons 2002
129 Laos 7,019 metric tons 2002
130 Swaziland 7,000 metric tons 2002
131 Suriname 5,600 metric tons 2002
132 Niger 4,970 metric tons 2002
133 Belize 4,700 metric tons 2002
134 Botswana 4,600 metric tons 2002
135 Mongolia 4,448 metric tons 2002
136 Eritrea 3,676 metric tons 2002
137 Samoa 3,500 metric tons 2002
138 Trinidad and Tobago 3,258 metric tons 2002
139 Guinea 3,200 metric tons 2002
140 Brunei 3,000 metric tons 1993
141 Mauritania 2,900 metric tons 2002
142 Burundi 2,539 metric tons 2002
143 Singapore 2,418 metric tons 2002
144 Guinea-Bissau 2,400 metric tons 2002
145 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2,133 metric tons 2002
146 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,700 metric tons 2002
147 Burkina Faso 1,671 metric tons 2002
148 Angola 1,400 metric tons 2000
149 Saint Lucia 1,343 metric tons 2002
150 French Polynesia 1,304 metric tons 2002
151 Kuwait 1,050 metric tons 2002
=152 Qatar 900 metric tons 2001
=152 New Caledonia 900 metric tons 2002
154 Barbados 811 metric tons 2002
=155 The Gambia 800 metric tons 2002
=155 The Bahamas 800 metric tons 2002
157 Malta 700 metric tons 2002
=158 Virgin Islands 600 metric tons 2002
=158 Central African Republic 600 metric tons 2002
160 Dominica 543 metric tons 2002
161 Somalia 500 metric tons 2002
=162 Liberia 300 metric tons 1990
=162 Sierra Leone 300 metric tons 2002
=162 Gabon 300 metric tons 2002
=162 Namibia 300 metric tons 2002
=162 Comoros 300 metric tons 2002
167 Congo, Republic of the 236 metric tons 2002
168 Cape Verde 220 metric tons 2002
=169 Bahrain 100 metric tons 2002
=169 Equatorial Guinea 100 metric tons 1980
=169 Bermuda 100 metric tons 2002
=169 Tonga 100 metric tons 1985
=169 Djibouti 100 metric tons 1987
=169 Bhutan 100 metric tons 1997
175 Seychelles 17 metric tons 2002

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