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In the period after the year 2005, the consumption of nitrogen from mineral fertilizers is on average slightly below the target value for 2020 (28,000 t N/year). In the period up to year 2012, nitrogen consumption declined, after which it increased again in 2014 and 2015, and again declined in 2016 and 2017. Increasing consumption in 2014 and 2015 is attributed to extremely favorable harvests and thus the increased needs of agricultural plants per nitrogen. Despite the increase in the consumption of nitrogen from mineral fertilizers in 2014 and 2015, during these years, we had very small balance surpluses of nitrogen. We expect that measures for a more rational use of nitrogen in agriculture will keep the consumption of nitrogen from mineral fertilizers below 28,000 t per year and that the 2020 target will be achieved.


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Figure PO14-1: Consumption of nitrogen from mineral fertilizers in the period 2005−2017 and the target values of the indicator by 2020
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Indicator values in the period 2005−2017

Target values of the indicator

2005

29.17

2006

30.38

2007

29.61

2008

25.04

2009

28.20

2010

27.49

2011

27.13

2012

26.30

2013

27.26

2014

28.61

2015

28.32

2016

27.10

2017

27.08

2018

27.58

2019

27.79

2020

28



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