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Agriculture > Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons: Group totals

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
Emerging markets 84.74 million metric tons 2002
Non-religious countries 54.67 million metric tons 2002
Former British colonies 49.52 million metric tons 2002
High income OECD countries 44.67 million metric tons 2002
Heavily indebted countries 40.24 million metric tons 2002
Religious countries 33.1 million metric tons 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) 32.99 million metric tons 2002
South and Central Asia 21.84 million metric tons 2002
NATO countries 21.47 million metric tons 2002
South Asia 20.53 million metric tons 2002
European Union 18.25 million metric tons 2002
Muslim countries 16.4 million metric tons 2002
Latin America and Caribbean 13.19 million metric tons 2002
Eurozone 12.64 million metric tons 2002
Former Spanish colonies 6.16 million metric tons 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa 4.78 million metric tons 2002
failed states 4.14 million metric tons 2002
Former Soviet republics 4.09 million metric tons 2002
Former French colonies 3.31 million metric tons 2002
OPEC countries 2.97 million metric tons 2002
Sub-Saharan Africa 2.34 million metric tons 2002