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Nebraska's Fertilizer Expenditures in the
Agricultural Sector

Expenditures on fertilizer increased to $1,770.0 million in 2012, which was a 12.7–percent increase from 2011 expenditures of $1,570.0 million. Record highs were set in 2009 at $1,210.0 million, in 2011 at $1,570.0 million, and in 2012 at $1,770.0 million. The annual expenditures for fertilizer in the agricultural sector in Nebraska are listed and graphed below. The expenditures are in nominal dollars to provide a better comparison.

Nebraska's
Fertilizer Expenditures in the
Agricultural Sector
1949 – 2012

(Million Nominal Dollars)

Year Expense
1949 . . . . . . $2.1
Year Expense Year Expense Year Expense
1950 . . . . . . $3.7 1960 . . . . . . $30.0 1970 . . . . . . $91.6
1951 . . . . . . $5.7 1961 . . . . . . $45.7 1971 . . . . . . $104.1
1952 . . . . . . $9.0 1962 . . . . . . $42.7 1972 . . . . . . $108.9
1953 . . . . . . $14.4 1963 . . . . . . $47.5 1973 . . . . . . $142.6
1954 . . . . . . $23.5 1964 . . . . . . $47.2 1974 . . . . . . $239.9
1955 . . . . . . $22.2 1965 . . . . . . $51.0 1975 . . . . . . $231.3
1956 . . . . . . $17.1 1966 . . . . . . $65.3 1976 . . . . . . $243.6
1957 . . . . . . $19.9 1967 . . . . . . $73.2 1977 . . . . . . $265.6
1958 . . . . . . $25.4 1968 . . . . . . $96.2 1978 . . . . . . $267.8
1959 . . . . . . $30.3 1969 . . . . . . $75.8 1979 . . . . . . $292.9
Year Expense Year Expense Year Expense
1980 . . . . . . $405.4 1990 . . . . . . $330.9 2000 . . . . . . $448.8
1981 . . . . . . $395.6 1991 . . . . . . $331.7 2001 . . . . . . $464.2
1982 . . . . . . $326.5 1992 . . . . . . $323.9 2002 . . . . . . $447.9
1983 . . . . . . $275.6 1993 . . . . . . $314.0 2003 . . . . . . $480.0
1984 . . . . . . $324.8 1994 . . . . . . $379.4 2004 . . . . . . $550.0
1985 . . . . . . $324.5 1995 . . . . . . $404.4 2005 . . . . . . $660.0
1986 . . . . . . $301.2 1996 . . . . . . $506.4 2006 . . . . . . $660.0
1987 . . . . . . $256.6 1997 . . . . . . $499.5 2007 . . . . . . $920.0
1988 . . . . . . $315.4 1998 . . . . . . $466.5 2008 . . . . . . $1,170.0
1989 . . . . . . $317.8 1999 . . . . . . $439.1 2009 . . . . . . $1,210.0
Year Expense Year Expense Year Expense
2010 . . . . . . $1,180.0 2020 . . . . . . NA 2030 . . . . . . NA
2011 . . . . . . $1,570.0 2021 . . . . . . NA 2031 . . . . . . NA
2012 . . . . . . $1,770.0 2022 . . . . . . NA 2032 . . . . . . NA
2013 . . . . . . NA 2023 . . . . . . NA 2033 . . . . . . NA
2014 . . . . . . NA 2024 . . . . . . NA 2034 . . . . . . NA
2015 . . . . . . NA 2025 . . . . . . NA 2035 . . . . . . NA
2016 . . . . . . NA 2026 . . . . . . NA 2036 . . . . . . NA
2017 . . . . . . NA 2027 . . . . . . NA 2037 . . . . . . NA
2018 . . . . . . NA 2028 . . . . . . NA 2038 . . . . . . NA
2019 . . . . . . NA 2029 . . . . . . NA 2039 . . . . . . NA

Sources: United States Department of Agriculture. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

The table and graph were updated on January 15, 2014.
Typically, there is one year between updates.