Fertilizer Europe publishes each year the forecast of food farming and fertilizer use in the European Union. The publication has been independently recognized as one of the most trusted inputs into the development of agricultural policy in Europe.
The publication gives an excellent overview of the expected changes in arable farming, cropping patterns and fertilizer consumption in the European Union and its Member States for the coming 10 years.
Over the season, fertilizers containing an average of 11.1 million tons of nitrogen, 2.8 million tons of phosphate, and 3.1 million tons of potash were applied to 133.9 million hectares of farmland. 46.0 million cultivable hectares in the EU were not fertilized.
Consideration of the economic outlook and the anticipated evolution of Europe’s cropping area has led Fertilizers Europe to expect annual nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizer consumption to reach 10.5, 2.7 and 3.1 million tons respectively by the 2030/2031 season, applied to 132.9 million hectares of farmland.