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Table 6
U.S. Production, Imports, Exports, and Net Supply of Pesticides at Producer Level
1996 / 1997 Estimates
Category Active Ingredient Sales Value
(in billions of pounds) (in billions of dollars)
U.S. Production
1.3
7.9
U.S. Imports
0.2
2.3
Total Supply
1.5
10.2
U.S. Exports
0.5
3.0
Net Supply/Usage
1.0
7.2

Note: Excludes industrial wood preservatives and biocides.
Source: EPA estimates based on ACPA Surveys, Department of Commerce Publications, SRI Consulting staff report, and other sources.

Figure 6
U.S. Production, Imports, Exports, and Net Supply of Pesticides
1996 / 1997 Estimates
Visual summary of the data presented in Table 6

Table 7
U.S. Pesticide Production, Marketing, and User Sectors; Profile of Number of Units Involved
1996 / 1997 Estimates Unless Otherwise Indicated
(Approximate Value)
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Number of Units Involved in Basic Production
1. Major Basic Producers 18
2. Other Producers 100
3. Active Ingredients with Active Registrations
{FIFRA sec. 3 - federal or sec. 24(c) - state}
891
4. Active Ingredients with Food/Feed Tolerances (FFDCA) (9/98) 523
5. Number of Commodities with one or more Tolerances (9/98) 684
- Raw ag. Commodity 607
- Raw animal product 77
6. Number of Tolerances in Place (9/98) 9,783
- Raw ag. commodity 9,545
- Food Additive 138
- Feed Additive 100
7. Chemical Cases for Reregistration
- Pre-FIFRA '88 612
- Post-FIFRA '88 405
8. Active Ingredients for Reregistration
- Pre-FIFRA '88 1,138
- Post-FIFRA '88 590
9. Reregistrations Completed by 9/30/97 -
- Reregistration Eligibility Docs. (RED) Issued 171
- Active Ingredients 265
- Products 6,194
- Tolerances reassessed 1,569
(For the total of 612 Pre-FIFRA ‘88 cases, as of 9/30/97, RED’s were issued for 171 and 231 were cancelled, leaving 210 to be completed by about 2002.)
10. New Active Ingredients Registered (Table 11a)
- 1996 24
- 1997 28
(Items 1-10 based on EPA registration data bases and files.)
Number of Units Involved in Distribution and Marketing
1. Formulators
- Major national 150-200
- Other 2,000
2. Distributors and Establishments
- Major national 250-350
- Other 16,900
3. Formulated Products with Registrations (6/98) 20,726
- Federal level 17,713
- State/24(c) 3,013
USER LEVEL
Number of Units Involved in Agricultural Sector
1. Land in Farms 932M acres
2. Harvested 309M acres
3. Total No. Farms 1.912M
4. Total No. Farms with Cropland 1.661M
5. No. Farms with Harvested Cropland 1.411M
6. No. Farms Using Chemicals for:
- Insect on hay/crops 366,000
- Nematodes 43,000
- Diseases on crops/orchards 112,000
- Weed/grass/bush 685,000
- Defoliation/fruit thinning 51,000
- Any or all of the above 941,000
- Any or all above pesticide chemicals plus fertilizer 1,325,000
(Items 1-6 above are 1997 census numbers.)
7. No. Private Pesticide Applicators Registered (Table 12) 874,253
Number of Units Involved in Ind./Comm./Gov't Sector
1. No. Commercial Pest Control Firms
(turf/ornamental/ROW/aquatic/industrial/instit./structural/health related only) (EPA Survey, 1993)
33,100
2. No. Certified Commercial Applicators, 10/97 (Table 12) 374,888
Number of Units Involved in Home & Garden Sector
1. Total U.S. Households ('96) (EPA Survey, 1990, extrapolated) 100M
2. No. Households Using; ('96)
- Insecticides 56M
- Fungicides 38M
- Herbicides 14M
- Repellents 17M
- Disinfectants 42M
- Any pesticides 74M
3. U.S. Population ('96 est.) (Census estimate) 266M

Source: EPA estimates based on Agency file information and various other sources, including 1997 Census of Agriculture.
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