USA: Fertilizer use
(measure: kg per hectare of arable land; Source: FAO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Fertilizer use, kg per hectare of arable land: For that indicator, FAO provides data for the USA from 2002 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 125 kg per hectare of arable land with a minumum of 108.5 kg per hectare of arable land in 2009 and a maximum of 138.6 kg per hectare of arable land in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.