Livestock manure; production, transport and use; key figures, 1950-2017


This table comprises information about livestock manure production and production of nitrogen and phosphate in manure. It also includes data on excreted nitrogen that evaporates as ammonia and other nitrogen compounds. The use of nitrogen and phosphate in agricultural holdings is calculated from the manure production and the difference between supply and removal of manure. The use of manure is related to the available spreading area based on fertilising standards.

Data available from 1950 to 2017.

Status of the figures:
The 2017 data is provisional; all other data are final.

Changes as of 4 May 2018:
None, this table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.
This table is succeeded by Livestock manure; production, transport and use; key figures. See paragraph 3.

Livestock manure; production, transport and use; key figures, 1950-2017

Periods Manure production (mln kg) Nitrogen excretion (N)Nitrogen excretion (mln kg) Phosphate excretion (P2O5) (mln kg) Manure removal from farmsPhosphate (P2O5) in removed manure (mln kg) Manure supply to farmsPhosphate (P2O5) in supplied manure (mln kg) Manure processingProcessed phosphate (P2O5) (mln kg) Net manure exportsPhosphate exports (P2O5) (mln kg) Spreading area for manureSpreading area for phosphate (P2O5) (mln kg) Use of animal manureUse of phosphate (P2O5) in agriculture (mln kg)
1950 49,019 . 117.1 . . . . . .
1970 68,192 . 181.3 . . . . . .
1980 85,634 565.1 231.6 . . . . . .
1990 87,445 691.2 229.1 . . 2.1 3.2 432 .
2000 75,560 549.1 190.9 65.0 47.0 1.7 13.1 208 173
2002 71,529 504.4 172.9 63.6 43.2 2.7 16.5 194 153
2014 74,089 486.7 171.7 82.3 37.5 9.7 27.3 137 127
2015 76,326 497.5 180.1 91.6 40.5 9.7 33.4 134 129
2016 78,211 504.3 175.2 . . . . 130 .
2017* 76,198 500.0 167.9 . . . . 135 .
Source: CBS.
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