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Industry facts and figures 2015

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Fertilizers and food security...

50% Today, fertilizers account for

50% of global food production

in 1960

2 people

were fed from 1 hectare of land

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in 2025

5 people

will need to be fed from 1 hectare of land


The fertilizer industry in the EU

€ €13.2 bn* turnover

95,000 employees

€1.12 bn* investment

120+

production sites

* annual average last 5 years

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The DAN Campaign Fertilizers Europe believes that the focus of European agricultural policy should be on improving the performance of the agricultural sector in terms of its productivity and efficiency. This will enable European farmers to increase Europe’s self-sufficiency and its contribution to global food needs, as well as lead to more sustainable agricultural production. The sustainable intensification of European agriculture through the efficient use of mineral fertilizers can help the sector respond to the main EU policy goals. Directly Available Nitrogen (DAN) fertilizers offer farmers and agronomists a precise and reliable means of increasing food and energy production in an environmentally acceptable way. DAN fertilizers, based on nitrate and ammonium, combine the benefits of the two simplest forms of reactive nitrogen that are directly available to plants.

RIGHT PRODUCT Matches fertilizer type to crop needs

RIGHT TIME

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Makes nutrients available when crops need them

RIGHT PLACE Applies nutrients where crops can use them

P N

K

RIGHT RATE Matches amount of fertilizer to crop needs


Efficient fertilization programmes

Plant nutrient uptake

FERTILIZER NEED

Natural soil nutrient supply

Efficient fertilization programmes cover a plant’s changing requirements over its growth cycle.

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Fertilizer production 14%

Global

25%

238.9 million tonnes

17% 61% 10%

Europe

17.4 million tonnes

l Nitrogen l Phosphate l Potash

The EU produces

9% of global nitrogen and

3% of global phosphate.

6

73%


Fertilizer imports and exports in the EU*

N P2O5

3.4

1.7

K2O

Imports

2013/2014 (million tonnes)

1.9

Imported products' share of EU consumption

N

26%

N

Exports

2013/2014 (million tonnes)

1.8

P2O5

K2O

P2O5

61% 0.5

K2O

70%

0.6

*extra-EU trade

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EU fertilizer consumption* 2023/2024 16 14

Nitrogen +1.3%

12 10

Potash +13.1% Phosphate +8%

8 6 4 2

*million tonnes of nutrients

8

25 20

20 20

15 20

10 20

05 20

00 20

95 19

90 19

85 19

19

80

0


Nutrient consumption 16% 23%

Global

179.3 million tonnes

61%

The EU consumes 10% of global

nitrogen, 7% of global phosphate and

10% of global potash.

l Nitrogen l Phosphate l Potash

17% 16%

Europe

16.5 million tonnes

67%

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EU fertilizer consumption by crop

17% 25%

16.5

6%

million tonnes

6% 5%

26%

10% 2% 3%

l l l l l

European Nitrogen consumption

6% 13%

11

million tonnes

21%

60% l Nitrates l Urea l NPK l Others

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Wheat Coarse grains Potatoes Sugar beet Oilseeds

l Other crops l Fodder crops l P  ermanent crops (fruit, vineyard, forest) l Grassland


Agricultural land use in the EU

6%

20%

18%

14%

180.3

17%

million hectares

7% 6%

7%

4%

Wheat Coarse grains Potatoes Sugar beet Oilseeds Other crops Fodder crops P  ermanent crops (fruit, vineyard, forest) l Fertilized grassland l Non-fertilized grassland l Idle land l l l l l l l l

<1% <1%

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Fertilizers Europe represents the majority of fertilizer producers in Europe and is recognized as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers. The association communicates with a wide variety of institutions, legislators, stakeholders and members of the public who seek information on fertilizer technology and topics relating to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agricultural, environmental and economic challenges. The Fertilizers Europe website provides information on subjects of relevance to all those interested in fertilizers contribution to global food security. Fertilizers Europe asbl Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4/6 B-1160, Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32 2 675 3550 Fax: +32 2 675 3961 main@fertilizerseurope.com

www.fertilizerseurope.com

www.facebook.com/fertilizerseuropepage Group Fertilizers Europe twitter.com/FertilizersEuro www.youtube.com/fertilizerseurope

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Stats brochure2  

https://www.fertilizerseurope.com/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/statistics_publications/Stats_Brochure2.pdf

Stats brochure2  

https://www.fertilizerseurope.com/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/statistics_publications/Stats_Brochure2.pdf

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