Chart of World Fertilizer Consumption by Region
Nitrogen fertilizer production requires a large and affordable supply of natural gas.
Natural gas is a key feedstock (up to 90 percent of the total costs) in the manufacturing of nitrogen fertilizer for which there is no practical substitute. Nitrogen fertilizer prices tend to increase when gas prices increase.
2005 version of this chart
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