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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Agriculture > Fertilizer use > Metric tons

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. 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Africa 689,624 2006
2 Kenya 195,006 2006
3 Ethiopia 186,895 2006
4 Zimbabwe 132,661 2006
5 Zambia 73,072 2006
6 Tanzania 64,678 2006
7 Cote d'Ivoire 63,763 2006
8 Malawi 54,857 2006
9 Cameroon 53,769 2006
10 Ghana 51,884 2006
11 Sudan 47,830 2006
12 Mali 42,000 2001
13 Burkina Faso 36,861 2006
14 Mauritius 23,747 2006
15 Mozambique 22,751 2006
16 Senegal 21,902 2006
17 Chad 17,500 2001
18 Lesotho 11,341 2001
19 Uganda 7,652 2006
20 Madagascar 7,524 2006
21 Swaziland 7,000 2001
22 Botswana 4,600 2001
23 Mauritania 2,900 2001
24 Guinea 2,800 2006
25 Gabon 2,749 2006
26 Guinea-Bissau 2,400 2001
27 Namibia 2,336 2006
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,965 2001
29 Central African Republic 600 2001
30 Somalia 500 2001
=31 Rwanda 300 2001
=31 Sierra Leone 300 2001
=31 Comoros 300 2001
34 Cape Verde 243 2001
35 The Gambia 173 2006
36 Seychelles 20 2001
37 Eritrea 11 2006
=38 Benin 0.0 2006
=38 Togo 0.0 2006
=38 Niger 0.0 2006
=38 Burundi 0.0 2006
=38 Nigeria 0.0 2006
=38 Liberia 0.0 2001
=38 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 2001
=38 Djibouti 0.0 2001

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