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Title
Title:
Fertilizer Production
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_fertilizer_production
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has produced annual statistics on fertilizers on a world-wide basis since 1950. Statistics on world production, trade, consumption, and available world supply of fertilizers (N, P205, K20, and Total Fertilizers) are given in summary tables. Data are represented on nitrogenous fertilizers (production, import, export, and consumption); phosphates fertilizers (production, import, export, and consumption); potash fertilizers (production, import, export, and consumption); and total fertilizers (production, import, export, and consumption) for countries, regions, and the world.
Purpose:
Fertilizer statistics have been published annually since 1950 under various titles, An Annual Review of World Production, Trade and Consumption of Fertilizers, and Fertilizer Yearbook. (The last title was adopted in 1978 for conformity with FAO statistical publications.) The time series vary in the Fertilizer Yearbook. For example, summary tables for world production, trade, consumption, and world supply of fertilizers are given for the most recent four years. Data on rock phosphate, ammonia, and phosphoric acid and on production, trade, and consumption of fertilizer by country are reported for the most recent 12-year period. In the tables, production based on imported ammonia phosphoric acid or rock phosphate is considered national production. On the other hand, production based on imported finished fertilizers (e.g., ammonium phosphate, potassium chloride, etc.) is excluded from national production to avoid double counting at the world level. Trade of ammonia and phosphoric acid includes all forms entering international trade. Where the N or P205 contents are not known, standard conversion factors are used. Mixed fertilizers comprise a mixture of more than one of the three primary plant nutrients and are produced by mechanically mixing powdered, single nutrient constituents without any further granulation. Complex fertilizers contain more than one of the primary plant nutrients produced through a chemical process. The time reference for fertilizer statistics is 1 July to 30 June. For countries that report their fertilizer statistics on a calendar-year basis, data are shown under the fertilizer year that begins in that calendar year. For example, 1991 data are under 1991/92. The unit of measurement for all fertilizers is given in metric tons of plant nutrients (N, P205, K20), except for production and trade of Rock Phosphate where figures refer to metric ton of product. For the 45th issue of the Fertilizer Yearbook, the continental and world aggregates refer to countries listed, except in tables 2, 3, and 4 where world totals include the U.S.S.R., even though it does not appear in these tables. Owing to rounding, individual figures may not add up to the totals. On the basis of newly available information, analysis and revisions are made to the data in order to enhance their quality and reliability. In the absence of reliable sources, or when information on fertilizers for the latest year is not available in time, provisional data supplied by the ad hoc Working Party on Fertilizer Statistics, which includes representatives of the fertilizer industry, are used. These figures are marked with asterisks, meaning data are from unofficial sources.
Units:
Metric Tons
GEO Theme:
Land
GEO Data Category:   
Fertilizer and Pesticides Consumption& Production
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Annually
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
General (other)
Free Keywords:
Fertilizer, production, subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://apps.fao.og
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1961-1999
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
FAOSTAT
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020110
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
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Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
Aggregations only
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
Aggregations only
Former Czechoslovakia:
Aggregations only
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
Preľ1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1991. Preľ1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992. Preľ1991 relative shares of the 5 republics of the former Yugoslavia SFR calculated based on data available after 1991. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only.
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Belgium include Luxembourg. Data for China include Taiwan.
Definitions:
Fertilizer production refers to the production of plant nutrient for domestic use in agriculture in terms of nitrogen (N), phosphate (P2O5), and potash (K2O). Production based on imported ammonia, phosphoric acid or rock phosphate is considered national production, while that based on imported finished fertilizers (ammonium phosphate, potassium chloride, etc.) is excluded from national production to avoid double counting at the World level. The fertilizer year is July 1--June 30. For countries that report their fertilizer statistics on a calender year basis, data are shown under the fertilizer year that begins in that calender year; for example, 1991 data are under 1991/92.
Comments:
Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).