Global consumption of agricultural fertilizer by nutrient from 2013 to 2018 (in million metric tons)

Global fertilizer consumption by nutrient 2013-2018 This statistic shows the global consumption of fertilizer by nutrient in 2013, 2014, and 2018. In 2013, the consumption of nitrogen fertilizers reached some 111.3 megatons. By 2018, this amount is expected to increase up to nearly 120 megatons. Increasing crop prices lead to increased fertilizer demands and has been especially noted in recent years in South Asia. Favorable weather also increases demand for fertilizers in major agricultural regions.
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Nitrogen (N)Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)Potassium oxide (K2O)Total
2013111.341.829.7182.8
2014*113.742.230.8186.7
2018**119.545.934199.4
Nitrogen (N)Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)Potassium oxide (K2O)Total
2013111.341.829.7182.8
2014*113.742.230.8186.7
2018**119.545.934199.4
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This statistic shows the global consumption of fertilizer by nutrient in 2013, 2014, and 2018. In 2013, the consumption of nitrogen fertilizers reached some 111.3 megatons. By 2018, this amount is expected to increase up to nearly 120 megatons. Increasing crop prices lead to increased fertilizer demands and has been especially noted in recent years in South Asia. Favorable weather also increases demand for fertilizers in major agricultural regions.
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Release date
May 2014
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2013 and 2014
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* Estimate.
** Forecast.

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