Fertilizer use, kg per hectare of arable land, 2016 - Country rankings:
The average for 2016 based on 161 countries was 416.1 kg per hectare of arable land.The highest value was in Singapore: 30237.9 kg per hectare of arable land and the lowest value was in Niger: 0.4 kg per hectare of arable land. The indicator is available from 2002 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Measure: kg per hectare of arable land; Source: FAO
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.