(measure: kg per hectare of arable land; Source: FAO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
India: Fertilizer use, kg per hectare of arable land, 1961 - 2018:
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1961 to 2018. The average value for India during that period was 76.4 kg per hectare of arable land with a minimum of 2.2 kg per hectare of arable land in 1961 and a maximum of 180.7 kg per hectare of arable land in 2011.
The latest value from 2018 is 175 kg per hectare of arable land. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 162
countries is 199.6 kg per hectare of arable land.
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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.