Försäljning av mineralgödsel 2015/16
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In the period between the first of July 2015 and the last of June 2016, 792 635 metric tonnes of inorganic fertilizers were sold for agri- and horticultural purposes in Sweden, 12 % over the average amount for the preceding five-year period and the largest amount since the same period 2003/04. Straight nitrogen fertilizers together with composite NPK-fertilizers made up more than 95 % of the total amount of sold fertilizers.
In total, 469 761 tonnes of straight nitrogen fertilizers were sold, representing 59 % of the total amount of fertilizers sold, while composite NPK-fertilizers amounted to 36 %. Among the straight nitrogen fertilizers, 82 % 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, 186 043 tonnes of nitrogen were sold, which was 9 % more than the average for the preceding five years. The amount of phosphorus sold has increased for seven consecutive years, reaching 13 105 tonnes in 2015/16. In total, 66 % of the nitrogen was sold in the form of straight nitrogen fertilizers, while 33, 71 and 77 % of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium respectively was sold as NPK-fertilizers.
The average concentration of each nutrient in straight nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers was 26, 20 and 41 % (weight by weight) respectively. Composite fertilizers containing the respective nutrient had average concentrations of 21, 4.1 and 7.8 % for each of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.