Försäljning av mineralgödsel 2014/15
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In the period between the first of July 2014 and the last of June 2015, 781 439 metric tonnes of inorganic fertilizers were sold for agri- and horticultural purposes in Sweden, 13 % over the average amount for the previous five-year period.
In total, 479 226 tonnes of straight nitrogen fertilizers were sold, representing the largest amount since 2002/03. Straight nitrogen fertilizers made up 61 % of the total amount of fertilizers sold, while composite NPK-fertilizers amounted to 35 %. Among the straight nitrogen fertilizers, 87 % consisted of compounds with a nitrogen content of 24–30 %, while the sales of NPK-fertilizers were fairly evenly divided between fertilizers with different composition.
From a nutrient point of view, 190 228 tonnes of nitrogen were sold, which was 15 % more than the average for the preceding five years, and the largest amount since 2000/01. The amount of phosphorus sold has increased for six consecutive years, reaching 12 482 tonnes in 2014/15. In total, 67 % of the nitrogen was sold in the form of straight nitrogen fertilizers, while 70 and 77 % of the phosphorus and potassium respectively was sold as NPK-fertilizers.
The average concentration of each nutrient in straight nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers was 27, 20 and 50 % respectively. Composite fertilizers containing the respective nutrient had average concentrations of 22, 4.1 and 8.1 % for each of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.