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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Agriculture > Fertilizer > Consumption > 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. The time reference for fertilizer consumption is the crop year (July through June).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Africa 965,100 metric tons 2002
2 Malawi 193,008 metric tons 2002
3 Nigeria 166,200 metric tons 2002
4 Ethiopia 150,032 metric tons 2002
5 Kenya 142,758 metric tons 2002
6 Zimbabwe 110,000 metric tons 2002
7 Cote d'Ivoire 109,000 metric tons 2002
8 Sudan 69,496 metric tons 2002
9 Zambia 65,168 metric tons 2002
10 Benin 47,841 metric tons 2002
11 Mali 42,000 metric tons 2002
12 Cameroon 34,899 metric tons 2002
13 Senegal 33,491 metric tons 2002
14 Ghana 31,030 metric tons 2002
15 Mauritius 25,000 metric tons 2002
16 Mozambique 24,900 metric tons 2002
17 Chad 17,500 metric tons 2002
18 Togo 17,055 metric tons 2002
19 Rwanda 15,299 metric tons 2002
20 Lesotho 11,300 metric tons 2002
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo 10,513 metric tons 2002
22 Uganda 9,306 metric tons 2002
23 Madagascar 9,125 metric tons 2002
24 Tanzania 7,148 metric tons 2002
25 Swaziland 7,000 metric tons 2002
26 Niger 4,970 metric tons 2002
27 Botswana 4,600 metric tons 2002
28 Eritrea 3,676 metric tons 2002
29 Guinea 3,200 metric tons 2002
30 Mauritania 2,900 metric tons 2002
31 Burundi 2,539 metric tons 2002
32 Guinea-Bissau 2,400 metric tons 2002
33 Burkina Faso 1,671 metric tons 2002
34 Angola 1,400 metric tons 2000
35 The Gambia 800 metric tons 2002
36 Central African Republic 600 metric tons 2002
37 Somalia 500 metric tons 2002
=38 Comoros 300 metric tons 2002
=38 Namibia 300 metric tons 2002
=38 Gabon 300 metric tons 2002
=38 Sierra Leone 300 metric tons 2002
=38 Liberia 300 metric tons 1990
43 Cape Verde 220 metric tons 2002
=44 Djibouti 100 metric tons 1987
=44 Equatorial Guinea 100 metric tons 1980
46 Seychelles 17 metric tons 2002

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

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons

  • India ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Hot countries in 2002.
  • China has had the highest fertilizer > consumption > metric tons since 1986.
  • United States ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Christian countries in 2002.
  • Indonesia ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Muslim countries in 2002.
  • France ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Europe in 2002.
  • South Africa ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2002.
  • Brazil ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
  • Mexico ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2002.
  • Germany ranked second for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Russia ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Former Soviet republics in 2002.
  • Canada ranked first for fertilizer > consumption > metric tons amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2002.
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