Fertilisers Regulation, Annex I, A - E.1, E2.4 and G, Annex II

EU. EC Fertiliser Type List: Annex I A - E.1, E.2.4 & G, Annex II, Regulation 2003/2003/EC, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/862, 31 May 2021

This list contains Annex I fertiliser types according to their specific characteristics, and Annex II associated tolerances. Regulation 2003/2003/EC consolidates all European Union rules that apply to fertilisers, and ensures that the technical requirements it outlines are implemented uniformly. The Regulation only applies to mineral fertilisers consisting of one or more plant nutrients. Regulation 2003/2003/EC has been repealed with effect from 16 July 2022 by Regulation 2019/1009/EU.

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Annex Section
B Inorganic compound primary nutrient fertilisers
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements NPK Minimum content
18 %w/w
NPK Expressed as
As total N + K2O
N Minimum content
3 %w/w
N Expressed as
As total nitrogen
K Minimum content
5 %w/w
K Expressed as
As K2O
Nutrient declaration
(1) Total nitrogen (2) Nitric nitrogen (3) Ammoniacal nitrogen (4) Ureic nitrogen (5) Cyanamide nitrogen

Water-soluble K2O

Other data
Total nitrogen

If any of the forms of nitrogen (2) to (5) amounts to at least 1 % by weight, it must be declared

Water-soluble potassium oxide

The indication 'low in chloride' is linked to a maximum content of 2 % Cl

Chloride content may be declared

B.3 NK fertilisers
1.1 (for N)

1.1 (for K2O)

1.5 (for total nutrients)

Production and Ingredients
Product obtained chemically or by blending, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin
Type designation
NK fertilisers