Which Country Uses the Most Fertilisers?

Fertiliser Consumption (kg Per Hectare of Arable Land) (kg), 2013 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 152 countries in 2013, Qatar ranked the highest in fertiliser consumption with 6,899 kg followed by Singapore and Seychelles. On the other end of the scale was Gambia with 0.493 kg, Niger with 0.668 kg and Eritrea with 0.770 kg.

Average fertiliser consumption reached 120 kg in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.457 % more than in the previous year and 13.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average fertiliser consumption reached an all time high of 121 kg in 2011 and an all time low of 98.7 kg in 2002. The average annual growth amounted to 1.78 % since 2002.

Data for more countries are available at Fertiliser Consumption (kg Per Hectare of Arable Land) indicator page.

Fertiliser Consumption (kg Per Hectare of Arable Land) Unit 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Bahrain kg 799 1,993 948 1,721 1,178
Chile kg 532 691 611 373 562
Colombia kg 544 487 497 585 745
Costa Rica kg 790 707 753 545 713
Egypt kg 522 697 503 603 600
Hong Kong kg 421 99.0 38.0 616 791
Jordan kg 1,008 337 395 188 1,228
Kuwait kg ... 1,262 57.1 884 972
Malaysia kg 1,837 2,027 1,528 2,003 1,870
New Zealand kg 2,305 1,727 1,272 1,271 1,781
Oman kg 364 724 632 114 654
Qatar kg ... 5,414 217 3,040 6,226 11,719
Seychelles kg 30.0 34.0 52.0 32.2 563
Singapore kg 16,243 16,267 4,663 3,131 4,373
United Arab Emirates kg 1,105 424 1,325 675 758