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2006-2007 Pesticide Market Estimates: Historical Data

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Tables: 5.1-5.2 | 5.3-5.4 | 5.5-5.6 | 5.7-5.9

5.1  Annual Expenditures on Pesticides in the United States: 1988–2007

Table 5.1 through Table 5.4 and corresponding figures summarize annual user expenditures on pesticides since 1988. Table 5.1 summarizes user expenditures on pesticides in all markets combined, while Table 5.2, Table 5.3 and Table 5.4 and corresponding figures summarize user expenditures in the agricultural, industry/commercial/ government, and home and garden markets, respectively. In each market, user expenditures on pesticides have increased in total and by type since 1988, although the total amount has fluctuated from year to year.

Table 5.1 (1 of 2)
Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides in the United States (Millions of Dollars)
By Pesticide Type, 1988–1997 Estimates
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Herbicides/PGR 4,121 4,305 4,473 4,682 5,004 5,094 5,944 6,276 6,599 6,846
Insecticides 1,964 1,978 2,083 2,139 2,198 2,479 2,722 3,017 2,849 2,957
Fungicides & Other* 1,190 1,141 1,171 1,223 1,183 1,259 1,408 1,488 1,521 1,528
Total 7,275 7,424 7,727 8,044 8,385 8,832 10,074 10,781 10,969 11,331

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites. Data on pesticide expenditures are reported in nominal terms.

Source: EPA estimates based on USDA/NASS and EPA proprietary data.

* Includes fungicides, nematicides, fumigants, other miscellaneous conventional pesticides, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfur and petroleum oil). See Table 2.3.

Table 5.1 (2 of 2)
Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides in the United States (Millions of Dollars)
By Pesticide Type, 1998–2007 Estimates
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Herbicides/PGR 6,853 6,368 6,365 6,410 6,250 6,240 6,166 5,979 5,673 5,856
Insecticides 2,872 3,046 3,129 3,124 3,355 3,515 3,874 4,014 4,091 4,337
Fungicides & Other* 1,691 1,741 1,671 1,556 1,566 1,670 1,865 1,984 2,020 2,261
Total 11,416 11,155 11,165 11,090 11,171 11,425 11,905 11,977 11,784 12,454

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites. Data on pesticide expenditures are reported in nominal terms.

Source:EPA estimates based on USDA/NASS and EPA proprietary data.

* Includes fungicides, nematicides, fumigants, other miscellaneous conventional pesticides, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfur and petroleum oil). See Table 2.3.

Figure 5.1
Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 19881997 Estimates
All Market Sectors
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Dollars by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.1)

Table 5.2 (1 of 2)
Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1988–1997 Estimates (Millions of Dollars)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Herbicides/PGR 3,080 3,255 3,463 3,644 3,915 3,987 4,808 5,112 5,399 5,610
Insecticides 1,010 978 1,067 687 1,058 1,123 1,293 1,607 1,480 1,551
Fungicides & Other* 775 800 842 884 829 895 1,036 1,107 1,128 1,124
Total 4,865 5,033 5,372 5,215 5,802 6,005 7,137 7,826 8,007 8,285

Note:Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites. Data on pesticide expenditures are reported in nominal terms. For the years 1988-1990 and 1995, USDA national estimates of farm expenditures on agricultural pesticides, which include pesticide application costs, are lower than EPA’s estimates, which do not include pesticide application costs. Data are not available to reconcile these data inconsistencies.

Source:EPA estimates based on USDA/NASS and EPA proprietary data.

* Includes fungicides, nematicides, fumigants, other miscellaneous conventional pesticides, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfur and petroleum oil). See Table 2.3.

Table 5.2 (2 of 2)
Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1998–2007 Estimates (Millions of Dollars)
Agricultural Market Sector

Pesticide Type 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Herbicides/PGR 5,632 5,012 5,007 4,987 4,808 4,784 4,645 4,431 4,077 4,211
Insecticides 1,427 1,370 1,411 1,326 1,470 1,434 1,750 1,829 1,830 1,999
Fungicides & Other* 1,209 1,243 1,194 1,091 1,069 1,162 1,301 1,410 1,432 1,659
Total 8,268 7,625 7,612 7,404 7,347 7,380 7,696 7,670 7,339 7,869

Note:Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites. Data on pesticide expenditures are reported in nominal terms. For the years 1988-1990
and 1995, USDA national estimates of farm expenditures on agricultural pesticides, which include pesticide application costs, are lower than EPA’s estimates, which do not include pesticide application costs. Data are not available to reconcile these data inconsistencies.

Source: EPA estimates based on USDA/NASS and EPA proprietary data.

* Includes fungicides, nematicides, fumigants, other miscellaneous conventional pesticides, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfur and petroleum oil). See Table 2.3.

Figure 5.2
Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides in the U.S.
By Pesticide Type, 1982 - 2007 Estimates
Agricultural Market Sector
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Dollars by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.2)
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