Monday, January 14, 2013

What Are The Pesticide Usage Statistics From The Last 20 Years?


EPA's report, Pesticides Industry Sales and Usage: 2006 and 2007 Market Estimates, is now available at http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/pestsales/. This report contains the latest estimates of agricultural and nonagricultural pesticide use in the United States. It illustrates graphically historical trends and levels of use over the last 20 years. Also included are data on imports, exports, and pesticide producers and users. The report contains statistics on pesticide sales and usage based on available information taken from Agency records of registrations, USDA surveys of pesticide use, and other public and proprietary sources. Highlights include: 
  • In the United States, pesticide sales were approximately $12.5 billion at the user level, which accounted for 32% of the nearly $40 billion world market in 2007.Pesticide use in the United States was 1.1 billion pounds in 2007, or 22% of the world estimate of 5.2 billion pounds of pesticide use.
  • Total pounds of U.S. pesticide use decreased by approximately 8% from 1.2 to 1.1 billion pounds from 2000 to 2007.
  • Use of conventional pesticides decreased about 3% from 2002 to 2007 and 11% from 1997 to 2007.
  • Approximately 857 million pounds of conventional pesticide active ingredient were applied in 2007.
  • Organophosphate insecticide use decreased about 44% from 2002 to 2007, 63% from 2000 to 2007, and 55% from 1997 to 2007.
  • About 33 million pounds of organophosphate insecticides were applied in 2007.
  • Eighty percent of all U.S. pesticide use was in agriculture.
  • Herbicides remained the most widely used type of pesticide in the agricultural market sector.

Among the top 10 pesticides used in terms of pounds applied in the agricultural market were the herbicides glyphosate, atrazine, metolachlor-s, acetochlor, 2,4-D, and pendimethalin, and the fumigants metam sodium, dichloropropene, methyl bromide, and chloropicrin. Herbicides were also the most widely used type of pesticide in the home and garden and industrial, commercial, and governmental market sectors, and the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate were the most widely used active ingredients. - EPA
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1988–1997 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type1988198919901991199219931994199519961997
Herbicides/PGR557567564546554527583556578568
Insecticides132123121114116115124125116112
Fungicides99989186818079777981
Other Conv. (1)137154173182189192199203222197
Other (2)266251252226246248244249234270
Total1,1911,1931,2011,1541,1861,1621,2291,2101,229
1,228

Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1998–2007 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Herbicides/PGR555534542553527527521513498531
Insecticides1031261221051301151141049993
Fungicides86797473717675757370
Other Conv. (1)168173188157157150175149151163
Other (2)294332308315321335325308306276
Total1,2061,2441,2341,2031,2061,2031,2101,1521,127
1,133

Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1988 - 1997 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type1988198919901991199219931994199519961997
Herbicides/PGR450460455440450425485461481470
Insecticides91858277787280858179
Fungicides54545047454748495153
Other Conv. (1)95113133144150154163170190165
Other (2)177161164140161166163168152188
Total867873884848884864939933955
955

Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1998–2007 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Herbicides/PGR465428432433417426425421407442
Insecticides69939073978082736965
Fungicides54454442404343474644
Other Conv. (1)136140156127127120145119121133
Other (2)212250226232238252242225223193

Total

936

956

948

907

919

921

937

885

866

877 

2 comments:

  1. That is really amazing and I can see how use of these services is increasing every year. I am also facing pest problem at my home and to get rid of them I have decided to hire Pest control port macquarie.

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