Food and Agriculture Statistics

Inorganic fertilizers 1990–2020

FAOSTAT provides statistics at country, regional and global levels on the production, trade and agricultural use of inorganic fertilizers. These FAOSTAT domains are updated annually. The latest update provides estimates of agricultural use of inorganic fertilizers from 1961 to 2020, both globally and by major region (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania). At country level, it presents the top producers and top consumers and their share of the world total. According to the latest data, global agricultural use of inorganic fertilizers rose significantly between 1990 and 2020 to about 200 million tonnes, a 46 percent increase since 1990.


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FAOSTAT fertilizers domains:

Fertilizers by nutrient

Fertilizers by product

Fertilizers indicators

Fertilizers archive