Food and Agriculture Statistics

Inorganic fertilizers 2000–2021

FAOSTAT provides statistics at country, regional and global levels on the production, trade and agricultural use of inorganic (mineral and chemical) fertilizers, by nutrient and by type, for the three primary plant nutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (expressed as P2O5) and potassium (expressed as K2O). These FAOSTAT domains are updated annually. The latest update provides estimates of agricultural use of inorganic fertilizers from 1961 to 2021, both globally and by region. According to the latest data, in 2021 world agriculture used 109 million tonnes of nitrogen, 46 million tonnes of phosphorus and 40 million tonnes of potassium fertilizers, down 1 percent since the previous year due to high fertilizers prices and disruptions to global supply chains that followed the COVID-19 pandemic.


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FAOSTAT fertilizers domains:

Fertilizers by nutrient

Fertilizers by product


Related data:

Cropland nutrient budget. Global, regional and country trends, 1961–2020