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Fertiliser market, 1979–2003

Fertiliser market, 1979–2003

In 1979 the total fertiliser sold was 354,671 tonnes, with superphosphate at 326,296 tonnes, or 92%. By 2003 total tonnage had increased to 1.638 million, and superphosphate to 900,952 tonnes – but this now formed only 55% of the market. The nitrogen-containing fertilisers urea and diammonium phosphate (DAP) now formed 28% of the fertilisers used.

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Source: New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers Association

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Ants Roberts, 'Fertiliser industry - The industry today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/15845/fertiliser-market-1979-2003 (accessed 30 March 2020)

Story by Ants Roberts, published 24 Nov 2008