Gross nutrient balance on agricultural land by nutrient [sdg_02_50]

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The indicator measures the potential surplus or deficit of nitrogen and phosphorous in agricultural soils. A lack of nitrogen or phosphorous may lead to degradation in soil fertility, while an excess may cause surface and groundwater (including drinking water) pollution and eutrophication. Ideally, the input/output of nutrition to the soil should be balanced. Nutrient inputs consist of the amount of nitrogen/phosphorus applied via mineral fertilizers and animal manure as well as nitrogen fixation by legumes, deposition from the air, and some other minor sources. Nitrogen/phosphorus output is contained in the harvested crops, or grass and crops eaten by livestock (escape of nitrogen to the atmosphere, e.g. as N2O, is not taken into account for calculation of the indicator). The land types included in Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA) are arable land, permanent crops and permanent grassland.

Updated by provider on March 14, 2022

Frequency [FREQ]
Agricultural indicator [indic_ag]
Unit of measure [unit]
Nutrient [nutrient]
Geopolitical entity (reporting) [geo]

Dataset has 66 series. Add search filters to narrow them.

Dimensions codes and labels
[FREQ] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[indic_ag] Agricultural indicator
  • [BAL_UAA] Gross Nutrient Balance per hectare UAA (kg of nutrient per ha)
[unit] Unit of measure
  • [KG] Kilogram
[nutrient] Nutrient
  • [N] Nitrogen
  • [P] Phosphorus
[geo] Geopolitical entity (reporting)
  • [AT] Austria
  • [BE] Belgium
  • [BG] Bulgaria
  • [HR] Croatia
  • [CY] Cyprus
  • [CZ] Czechia
  • [DK] Denmark
  • [EE] Estonia
  • [EU] European Union (EU6-1958, EU9-1973, EU10-1981, EU12-1986, EU15-1995, EU25-2004, EU27-2007, EU28-2013, EU27-2020)
  • [EU27_2020] European Union - 27 countries (from 2020)
  • [EU28] European Union - 28 countries (2013-2020)
  • [FI] Finland
  • [FR] France
  • [DE] Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
  • [EL] Greece
  • [HU] Hungary
  • [IE] Ireland
  • [IT] Italy
  • [LV] Latvia
  • [LT] Lithuania
  • [LU] Luxembourg
  • [MT] Malta
  • [NL] Netherlands
  • [NO] Norway
  • [PL] Poland
  • [PT] Portugal
  • [RO] Romania
  • [SK] Slovakia
  • [SI] Slovenia
  • [ES] Spain
  • [SE] Sweden
  • [CH] Switzerland
  • [UK] United Kingdom
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