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Table 3
Volume of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
Total Volume by Type, Class, and Sector, 1994 / 1995 Estimates
(Totals only; see additional details from Table 3)
Year Conventional
Pesticides
Other
Pesticides
Total
Sector (1) Mil lbs % Mil lbs % Mil lbs %
1994
Agriculture
786
79%
163
67%
949
76%
Ind/Comm/Gov
139
14%
20
8%
159
13%
Home & Garden
74
7%
61
25%
135
11%
Total
999
100%
244
100%
1,243
100%
1995
Agriculture
771
79%
168
67%
939
77%
Ind/Comm/Gov
128
13%
22
9%
150
12%
Home & Garden
74
8%
59
24%
133
11%
Total
973
100%
249
100%
1,222
100%

**Only totals are displayed; see detailed data from Table 3 for herbicides/plant growth regulators, insecticides/miticides, fungicides, fumigants/nematicide, and others.**
(1) Sector Definitions
Quantities and expenditures for pesticides in the U.S. are divided among economic sectors as follows:
Agriculture: applications by owner/operators and custom/commercial applicators to farms and facilities involved in production of raw agricultural commodities, principally food, fiber, and tobacco; includes non-crop and post harvest usage as well as crop/field applications;
Ind./Comm./Govt: applications by owner/operators and custom/commercial applicators to industry, commercial and governmental facilities, buildings, sites, and land; plus: custom/commercial applications to homes and gardens, including lawns;
Home & Garden: homeowner applications to homes and gardens, including lawns; single and multiple unit housing.

Figure 3a
U.S. Volume of Pesticide Usage
Conventional and Other Pesticide Chemicals, 1995 Estimates
Stacked Column Chart: Millions of Pounds by Pesticide Type. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 3)

Figure 3b
U.S. Volume of Pesticide Usage
Conventional Pesticides, 1995 Estimates
Stacked Column Chart: Millions of Pounds by Pesticide Type. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 3)

Table 4
U.S. Usage of Conventional and Other Types of Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1994 - 1995 Estimates
Pesticide Type Mil lbs of a.i.
1994 1995
Conventional Pesticides
999
973
Sulfur, petroleum (oil, distillates, etc.), sulfuric acid, and other misc. chemicals used as pesticides
244
249
Wood Preservatives (1)
703
725
Specialty Biocides by End Use
Swim pools, spas, industrial water treatment (2)
170
175
Disinfectants and sanitizers (3)
31
32
Other (4)
47
50
Subtotal
248
257
Chlorine/ hypochlorites
Disinfection of potable and waste water
1,350
1,390
Bleaching disinfectant and pools
900
925
Subtotal
2,250
2,315
Total
4,444
4,519

Source: Wood Preservatives: AWPI report for 1994. EPA estimate for 1995. Biocides: Kline & Co. staff input. Chlorine/Hypochlorites: Report for Chlorine Institute by Charles River Assoc., April 1993.
(1) Includes water and oil borne preservatives, fire retardants andcreosote/coal tar/petroleum preservatives.)
(2) Specialty biocides only. Does not include hypochlorite or chlorine consumption, which is reported separately.
(3) Includes industrial/institutional applications and household cleaning products. Specialty biocides only. Does not include hypochlorite or chlorine consumption, which is reported separately.
(4) Includes biocides for adhesives and sealants, leather, synthetic latex polymers, metalworking fluids, paints and coatings, petroleum products, plastics, and textiles. Does not include: hospital and medical antiseptics, food and feed preservatives, and cosmetics/toiletries. These latter types of usage are not included, as they are regulated largely by FDA under US FD&CA, rather than FIFRA. FDA and EPA share regulatory responsibilities over some of the speciality biocide usage reported in the table.

Table 5
Importance of Pesticide Expenditures to U.S. Farmers
1993 - 1995 Estimates
 
1993
1994
1995
 
Bil $
%
Bil $
%
Bil $
%
Farm Pesticides Expenditures (1)
6.13
3.90%
7.3
4.40%
7.9
4.60%
Total Farm Production Expenses (2)
156.5
100%
162.8
100%
170.8
100%

(1) EPA Estimates (Table 2 and Table 16a)
(2) USDA/ERS, 1997.
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