* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Fertilizer use, kg per hectare of arable land, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 162 countries was 199.6 kg per hectare of arable land.The highest value was in Hong Kong: 3573.9 kg per hectare of arable land and the lowest value was in Singapore: 0 kg per hectare of arable land. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: kg per hectare of arable land; Source: FAO
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Countries Fertilizer use, 2018 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 3573.9 1 2002 - 2018
Malaysia 2106.5 2 1961 - 2018
Bahrain 1990.5 3 1972 - 2018
New Zealand 1895.3 4 1961 - 2018
Ireland 1544.9 5 1961 - 2018
Kuwait 1059.5 6 1977 - 2018
UA Emirates 745.3 7 1972 - 2018
Costa Rica 641.8 8 1961 - 2018
Egypt 569.1 9 1961 - 2018
Seychelles 515.7 10 1982 - 2018
Vietnam 415.3 11 1961 - 2018
China 393.2 12 1961 - 2018
Ecuador 386.8 13 1961 - 2018
South Korea 369.7 14 1961 - 2018
Tr.&Tobago 364 15 1961 - 2018
Guatemala 358.3 16 1961 - 2018
Bangladesh 318.5 17 1961 - 2018
Oman 316.8 18 1973 - 2018
Chile 307.6 19 1961 - 2018
Brazil 304.7 20 1961 - 2018
Belgium 293.4 21 1961 - 2018
Lebanon 286.4 22 1961 - 2018
Netherlands 265.9 23 1961 - 2018
Slovenia 261.8 24 1992 - 2018
Japan 253.7 25 1961 - 2018
Uzbekistan 251.9 26 1992 - 2018
N. Caledonia 248.9 27 1975 - 2018
Montenegro 246.8 28 2006 - 2018
UK 245.6 29 1961 - 2018
Qatar 242.9 30 1975 - 2018
Israel 240.7 31 1961 - 2018
Belize 238.7 32 1961 - 2018
Indonesia 236.4 33 1961 - 2018
Luxembourg 234.7 34 2002 - 2018
Croatia 221 35 1992 - 2018
Bermuda 214.9 36 1976 - 2018
Uruguay 210.3 37 1961 - 2018
Norway 203.8 38 1961 - 2018
Armenia 202.7 39 1992 - 2018
Portugal 198.5 40 1961 - 2018
Domin. Rep. 196.6 41 1961 - 2018
Bahamas 188.3 42 1966 - 2018
Switzerland 187.8 43 1961 - 2018
Mauritius 187.1 44 1961 - 2018
Honduras 184.1 45 1961 - 2018
Colombia 182.4 46 1961 - 2018
Poland 177.6 47 1961 - 2018
Venezuela 177.3 48 1961 - 2018
India 175 49 1961 - 2018
Czechia 174.4 50 1993 - 2018
France 172.7 51 1961 - 2018
Philippines 169 52 1961 - 2018
Euro area 168.2 53 1961 - 2018
Malta 167.8 54 1961 - 2018
Germany 166.5 55 1961 - 2018
Cyprus 157.7 56 1961 - 2018
Spain 157.7 57 1961 - 2018
Belarus 156.2 58 1992 - 2018
Pakistan 156 59 1961 - 2018
Georgia 154 60 1992 - 2018
Hungary 150.7 61 1961 - 2018
Thailand 148.9 62 1961 - 2018
Papua N.G. 145.3 63 1961 - 2018
Brunei 141.8 64 1980 - 2018
Sri Lanka 138.3 65 1961 - 2018
Iceland 136.3 66 1961 - 2018
Austria 135.1 67 1961 - 2018
Lithuania 133.5 68 1992 - 2018
Greece 133.3 69 1961 - 2018
Saint Lucia 133.2 70 1961 - 2018
Suriname 132.2 71 1961 - 2018
Italy 130.6 72 1961 - 2018
Slovakia 129.3 73 1993 - 2018
USA 128.8 74 1961 - 2018
Bulgaria 126.9 75 1961 - 2018
Peru 125.4 76 1961 - 2018
El Salvador 123.8 77 1961 - 2018
Paraguay 120.1 78 1961 - 2018
Maldives 115 79 2002 - 2018
Jordan 114 80 1961 - 2018
Canada 111.8 81 1961 - 2018
Turkey 109.7 82 1961 - 2018
Denmark 108.1 83 1961 - 2018
Mexico 102.9 84 1961 - 2018
Latvia 101.2 85 1992 - 2018
Sweden 100.4 86 1961 - 2018
Finland 91.6 87 1961 - 2018
Botswana 89.6 88 1961 - 2018
Estonia 87.7 89 1992 - 2018
Nepal 86.9 90 1961 - 2018
Australia 85.9 91 1961 - 2018
Bosnia & Herz. 84.8 92 1995 - 2018
Saudi Arabia 81.2 93 1961 - 2018
Barbados 78 94 1961 - 2018
Morocco 74.9 95 1961 - 2018
Serbia 72.9 96 2006 - 2018
South Africa 72.8 97 1961 - 2018
Albania 66.6 98 1961 - 2018
Jamaica 65.8 99 1961 - 2018
Ukraine 65.4 100 1992 - 2018
Guyana 62.1 101 1961 - 2018
North Macedonia 60.8 102 1993 - 2018
Azerbaijan 60.7 103 1992 - 2018
Moldova 59.4 104 1992 - 2018
Romania 59.2 105 1961 - 2018
Nicaragua 58.2 106 1961 - 2018
Panama 57.1 107 1961 - 2018
Zambia 52.5 108 1961 - 2018
Iraq 50.3 109 1961 - 2018
Burma 49.3 110 1961 - 2018
Argentina 48.2 111 1961 - 2018
Iran 47.5 112 1961 - 2018
Gabon 45 113 1972 - 2018
Tunisia 44.2 114 1961 - 2018
Zimbabwe 38.3 115 1961 - 2018
Fiji 38.2 116 1961 - 2018
Benin 36.6 117 1961 - 2018
Ethiopia 36.2 118 1961 - 2018
Bhutan 36 119 1974 - 2018
Malawi 35.9 120 1961 - 2018
Cambodia 34.3 121 1961 - 2018
Mongolia 31.8 122 1969 - 2018
Ivory Coast 30.9 123 1961 - 2018
Ghana 29.4 124 1961 - 2018
Namibia 27.3 125 1998 - 2018
Mali 24.8 126 1961 - 2018
Burundi 23.8 127 1966 - 2018
Senegal 22.3 128 1961 - 2018
Dominica 21.9 129 1976 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan 21.2 130 1992 - 2018
Russia 20.8 131 1992 - 2018
Algeria 20.7 132 1961 - 2018
Nigeria 19.7 133 1961 - 2018
Burkina Faso 17.6 134 1961 - 2018
Tajikistan 17.6 135 1992 - 2018
Tanzania 15.9 136 1961 - 2018
Kenya 15.7 137 1961 - 2018
Cameroon 13 138 1961 - 2018
Madagascar 12.6 139 1961 - 2018
Rwanda 10.9 140 1967 - 2018
Libya 9.8 141 1961 - 2018
Sudan 8.6 142 2012 - 2018
Tonga 8.4 143 1982 - 2018
Kazakhstan 8.3 144 1992 - 2018
Gambia 8 145 1964 - 2018
Angola 7.9 146 1961 - 2018
Afghanistan 7.7 147 1961 - 2018
Eritrea 6.8 148 1993 - 2018
Bolivia 6.7 149 1961 - 2018
Mozambique 6.7 150 1961 - 2018
Togo 5.8 151 1966 - 2018
Yemen 3.8 152 1966 - 2018
Uganda 3.3 153 1961 - 2018
Ant.& Barb. 3.2 154 2002 - 2018
Guinea 3.2 155 1961 - 2018
R. of Congo 2.4 156 1961 - 2018
Syria 2.4 157 1961 - 2018
DR Congo 1.3 158 1961 - 2018
Samoa 1.1 159 1975 - 2018
Niger 0.4 160 1964 - 2018
C.A. Republic 0.2 161 1961 - 2018
Singapore 0 162 1961 - 2018


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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2106.5
1990.5
1895.3
1544.9
1059.5
745.3
641.8
569.1
515.7
415.3
393.2
386.8
369.7
364.0
358.3
318.5
316.8
307.6
304.7
293.4
286.4
265.9
261.8
253.7
251.9
248.9
246.8
245.6
242.9
240.7
238.7
236.4
234.7
221.0
214.9
210.3
203.8
202.7
198.5
196.6
188.3
187.8
187.1
184.1
182.4
177.6
177.3
175.0
174.4
172.7
169.0
168.2
167.8
166.5
157.7
157.7
156.2
156.0
154.0
150.7
148.9
145.3
141.8
138.3
136.3
135.1
133.5
133.3
133.2
132.2
130.6
129.3
128.8
126.9
125.4
123.8
120.1
115.0
114.0
111.8
109.7
108.1
102.9
101.2
100.4
91.6
89.6
87.7
86.9
85.9
84.8
81.2
78.0
74.9
72.9
72.8
66.6
65.8
65.4
62.1
60.8
60.7
59.4
59.2
58.2
57.1
52.5
50.3
49.3
48.2
47.5
45.0
44.2
38.3
38.2
36.6
36.2
36.0
35.9
34.3
31.8
30.9
29.4
27.3
24.8
23.8
22.3
21.9
21.2
20.8
20.7
19.7
17.6
17.6
15.9
15.7
13.0
12.6
10.9
9.8
8.6
8.4
8.3
8.0
7.9
7.7
6.8
6.7
6.7
5.8
3.8
3.3
3.2
3.2
2.4
2.4
1.3
1.1
0.4
0.2
0.0
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