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Fertilizer Use and Price

This product brings together 1960-2012 data on fertilizer consumption in the United States by plant nutrient and major selected product, as well as consumption of mixed fertilizers, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients. Share of crop area receiving fertilizer and fertilizer use per receiving acre, by nutrient, are presented for the major producing States for corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat. Additional data include fertilizer farm prices and indices of wholesale fertilizer price. Fertilizer price data are through 2013.

Fertilizer price data (table 7) have been updated through 2013. Fertilizer price indexes (table 8) have been updated through 2012. Fertilizer consumption and use (tables 1-6) have been updated through 2011. Fertilizer consumption and use for soybeans (tables 21 to 26) and for wheat (tables 27 to 32) have been updated through 2012. Crop-specific updates occur when survey data from the Agricultural Resource Management Survey and NASS' Agricultural Chemical Usage Data become available.

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A single Excel workbook with all tables in multiple worksheetsBack to top
All fertilizer use and price tables in a single workbookDownload as Excel7/12/2013
Fertilizer Consumption and Use—By YearBack to top
Table 1—U.S. consumption of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash, 1960-2011Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 2—U.S. plant nutrient use by corn, soybeans, cotton, and wheat, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 3—U.S. consumption of single, multiple, and secondary and micro nutrients, 1960-2011Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 4—U.S. consumption of selected nitrogen materials, 1960-2011Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 5—U.S. consumption of selected phosphate and potash fertilizers, 1960-2011Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 6—U.S. consumption of selected secondary, micronutrients, and natural organic materials, 1986-2011Download as Excel7/12/2013
Fertilizer PricesBack to top
Table 7—Average U.S. farm prices of selected fertilizers, 1960-2013Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 8—Fertilizer price indexes, 1960-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Fertilizer Use—CornBack to top
Table 9—Percentage of corn acreage receiving nitrogen fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 10—Nitrogen used on corn, rate per fertilized acre receiving nitrogen, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 11—Percentage of corn acreage receiving phosphate fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 12—Phosphate used on corn, rate per fertilized acre receiving phosphate, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 13—Percentage of corn acreage receiving potash fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 14—Potash used on corn, rate per fertilized acre receiving potash, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Fertilizer Use—CottonBack to top
Table 15—Percentage of cotton acreage receiving nitrogen fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 16—Nitrogen used on cotton, rate per fertilized acre receiving nitrogen, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 17—Percentage of cotton acreage receiving phosphate fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 18—Phosphate used on cotton, rate per fertilized acre receiving phosphate, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 19—Percentage of cotton acreage receiving potash fertilizer, selected States, 1964- 2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Table 20—Potash used on cotton, rate per fertilized acre receiving potash, selected States, 1964-2010Download as Excel5/27/2011
Fertilizer Use—SoybeansBack to top
Table 21—Percentage of soybean acreage receiving nitrogen fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 22—Nitrogen used on soybeans, rate per fertilized acre receiving nitrogen, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 23—Percentage of soybean acreage receiving phosphate fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 24—Phosphate used on soybeans, rate per fertilized acre receiving phosphate, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 25—Percentage of soybean acreage receiving potash fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 26—Potash used on soybeans, rate per fertilized acre receiving potash, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Fertilizer Use—WheatBack to top
Table 27—Percentage of wheat acreage receiving nitrogen fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 28—Nitrogen used on wheat, rate per fertilized acre receiving nitrogen, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 29—Percentage of wheat acreage receiving phosphate fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 30—Phosphate used on wheat, rate per fertilized acre receiving phosphate, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 31—Percentage of wheat acreage receiving potash fertilizer, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013
Table 32—Potash used on wheat, rate per fertilized acre receiving potash, selected States, 1964-2012Download as Excel7/12/2013

Last updated: Friday, July 12, 2013

For more information contact: Richard Nehring

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