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Table 3
Volume of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
Total Volume by Type, Class, and Sector, 1996 / 1997 Estimates
(Totals only; see additional details from Table 3)
Year
Conventional
Pesticides
Other
Pesticides
Total
Sector (1) Mil lbs % Mil lbs % Mil lbs %
1996
Agriculture 806 80% 152 65% 958 77%
Ind/Comm/Gov 128 13% 22 9% 150 12%
Home & Garden 75 7% 60 28% 135 11%
Total 1,009 100% 234 100% 1,243 100%
1997
Agriculture 770 79% 174 68% 944 77%
Ind/Comm/Gov 129 13% 22 9% 151 12%
Home & Garden 76 8% 60 24% 136 11%
Total 975 100% 256 100% 1,231 100%

**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, 1997 Estimates
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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, 1997 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, 1996 - 1997 Estimates
Pesticide Type Mil lbs of a.i.
1996 1997
Conventional Pesticides 1,009 975
Sulfur, petroleum (oil, distillates, etc.), sulfuric acid, and other misc. chemicals used as pesticides 234 256
Wood Preservatives (1) 668 665
Specialty Biocides by End Use
Swim pools, spas, industrial water treatment (2) 181 186
Disinfectants and sanitizers (3) 34 35
Other (4) 48 51
Subtotal (5) 263 272
Chlorine/ hypochlorites
Disinfection of potable and waste water 1,433 1,476
Disinfectant and pools 955 983
Subtotal 2,388 2,459
Total 4,562 4,627

Source: Wood Preservatives: American Wood Preservers Institute (AWPI) report for 1996. EPA estimate for 1997. Biocides: Kline & Co. staff input. Chlorine/Hypochlorites: Report for Chlorine Institute by Charles River Assoc., April 1993.
(1) Includes water and oilborne preservatives, and creosote/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.
(5) Does not include: hospital and medical antiseptics, food and feed preservatives, and cosmetics/toiletries, as they are regulated largely by FDA under U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 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
1995 - 1997 Estimates
 
1995
1996
1997
 
Bil $
%
Bil $
%
Bil $
%
Farm Pesticides Expenditures (1)
7.90
4.7%
8.07
4.6%
8.30
4.5%
Total Farm Production Expenses (2)
169.3
100%
177.2
100%
182.9
100%

(1) EPA Estimates (Table 2 and Table 16a)
(2) USDA/ERS, McGrath, July 1998
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