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2006-2007 Pesticide Market Estimates: Historical Data (Page 4)

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Table 5.7 (1 of 2)
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1988–1997 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Industry/Commercial/Government Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Herbicides/PGR 64 63 63 60 58 56 52 48 49 49
Insecticides 27 27 27 26 27 30 30 28 24 20
Fungicides 32 31 31 30 28 25 23 20 20 20
Other Conv. (1) 39 38 38 37 36 36 34 31 30 30
Other (2) 22 22 22 21 21 20 20 22 22 22
Total 184 181 181 174 170 167 159 149 145 141

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.

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

(1) (Other conventional pesticides include nematicides, fumigants, and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides. See Table 3.4.
(2) “Other” includes sulfur, petroleum, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfuric acid and insect repellents). See Table 3.11.

Table 5.7 (2 of 2)
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1998–2007 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Industry/Commercial/Government Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Herbicides/PGR 41 52 48 49 48 48 45 44 45 46
Insecticides 21 19 17 15 14 14 13 14 14 14
Fungicides 24 24 19 19 20 22 22 22 20 19
Other Conv. (1) 30 31 30 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Other (2) 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
Total 138 148 136 133 132 134 130 130 129 129

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.

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

(1) (Other conventional pesticides include nematicides, fumigants, and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides. See Table 3.4.
(2) “Other” includes sulfur, petroleum, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfuric acid and insect repellents). See Table 3.11.

Figure 5.7
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
By Pesticide Type, 1988–2007 Estimates
Industry/Commercial/Government Market Sector
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.7)

Table 5.8 (1 of 2)
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
By Pesticide Type, 1988 - 1997 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Home and Garden Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Herbicides/PGR 43 44 46 46 46 46 46 47 48 49
Insecticides 13 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 13
Fungicides 13 13 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8
Other Conv. (1) 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Other (2) 67 68 66 65 64 62 61 59 60 60
Total 139 139 136 134 132 131 130 128 130 132

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.

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

(1) (Other conventional pesticides include nematicides, fumigants, and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides. See Table 3.4.
(2) “Other” includes sulfur, petroleum, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfuric acid and insect repellents). See Table 3.11.
(3) The previous estimate of herbicide and PGR use for 2001 was revised in the current report to based on new data.

Table 5.8 (2 of 2)
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
By Pesticide Type, 1998 - 2007 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Home and Garden Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Herbicides/PGR 49 54 62 62 62 53 51 48 46 43
Insecticides 13 14 15 17 19 21 19 17 16 14
Fungicides 8 10 11 12 11 11 10 9 7 7
Other Conv. (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Other (2) 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 61 61
Total 132 140 150 154 155 148 143 137 132 127

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.

Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASS, and EPA proprietary data.

(1) Other conventional pesticides include nematicides, fumigants, and other conventional pesticides.
(2) "Other" includes sulfur, petroleum, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfuric acid and insect repellants).
(3) The previous estimate of herbicide and PGR use for 2001 was revised in the current report to based on new data.

Figure 5.8
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
By Pesticide Type, 1982 - 2007 Estimates
Home and Garden Market Sector
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.8)

Table 5.9
Conventional Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the United States
Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Market Sector Shares, 1970–2007
Year Total U.S. Agricultural
Sector
Non-Agricultural
Sector
  Mil lbs Mil lbs % of total Mil lbs
1970 760 499 66 261
1971 793 528 67 265
1972 843 575 68 268
1973 882 607 69 275
1974 964 688 71 276
1975 1,013 729 72 284
1976 1,041 753 72 288
1977 1,084 794 73 290
1978 1,106 813 74 293
1979 1,144 843 74 301
1980 1,121 826 74 295
1981 1,118 831 74 287
1982 1,084 804 74 280
1983 1,021 745 73 276
1984 1,061 794 75 267
1985 1,020 767 75 253
1986 988 739 75 249
1987 906 666 74 240
1988 925 690 75 235
1989 942 712 76 230
1990 949 720 76 229
1991 928 708 76 220
1992 940 723 77 217
1993 914 698 76 216
1994 984 776 79 208
1995 961 765 80 196
1996 996 803 81 193
1997 958 767 80 191
1998 912 724 79 188
1999 912 706 77 206
2000 926 722 78 204
2001 888 675 76 213
2002 885 681 77 204
2003 868 669 77 199
2004 885 695 79 190
2005 844 660 78 184
2006 821 643 78 184
2007 857 684 80 173

Note: Conventional pesticides only, excluding sulfur, petroleum oil, and other chemicals used as pesticides (e.g., sulfuric acid and insect repellents), wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.

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

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