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.

Global consumption of agricultural fertilizer by nutrient from 2013 to 2018

Nitrogen (N)Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)Potassium oxide (K2O)Total
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Release date

May 2014



Survey time period

2013 and 2014

Supplementary notes

* Estimate.
** Forecast.

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