Försäljning av mineralgödsel 2017/18
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In the period between the first of July 2017 and the last of June 2018, 799 156 metric tonnes of inorganic fertilizers were sold for agri- and horticultural purposes in Sweden, which was 4 % more than the average amount for the preceding five-year period, but a decrease by 5 % compared to 2016/17. Straight nitrogen fertilizers together with composite NPK-fertilizers made up almost 93 % of the total amount of sold fertilizers.
In total, 464 946 tonnes of straight nitrogen fertilizers were sold during 2017/18, a slightly higher amount than the average for the preceding five-year period, but a 10 % decrease compared to 2016/17. Straight nitrogen fertilizers represented 58 % of the total amount of fertilizers sold, while composite NPK-fertilizers amounted to 35 %. Among the straight nitrogen fertilizers, 82 % consisted of compounds with a nitrogen content of 24–30 %, while the sales of NPK-fertilizers was distributed between fertilizers with different compositions to a larger extent.
From a nutrient point of view, 184 187 metric tonnes of nitrogen were sold, which was equal to the average for the preceding five years, but a decrease by 7 % compared to 2016/17. In total, 65 % of the nitrogen was sold in the form of straight nitrogen fertilizers, while 33, 65 and 71 % of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium respectively was sold as NPK-fertilizers.