Afghanistan: Fertilizer use

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 Afghanistan

Fertilizer use, kg per hectare of arable land

 Latest value 5.2
 Year 2021
 Measure kg per hectare of arable land
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 5.0
 Min - Max 0.1 - 20.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 5 kg per hectare of arable land with a minimum of 0.1 kg per hectare of arable land in 1961 and a maximum of 20.5 kg per hectare of arable land in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 5.2 kg per hectare of arable land. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 184 countries is 161.5 kg per hectare of arable land. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Fertilizer use - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Fertilizer use - historical chart - 1961-2021




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. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

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