A Few Fertilizer Facts

Fertilizer productionNearly 57 percent of the world’s nitrogen, 47 percent of the world’s phosphorus and 19 percent of the world’s potash is government-owned and controlled. At 29 percent, China has the largest share of world nutrient use (2010/11) followed by India at 16 percent, the U.S. at 12 percent and Brazil at 6 percent. The other 192 countries on the planet use the remaining 37 percent. Between 40 to 50 percent of the world’s food production is tied to fertilizer. Article reprinted with permission:
Washington Association of Wheat Growers. (2012, May). A few fertilizer facts. Wheat Life, 55(5), p. 44.