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1998-1999 Pesticide Market Estimates: Historical Data (Page 4)

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Tables: 5.1a-5.1b | 5.1c-5.1d | 5.2a-5.2b | 5.2c-5.3

Table 5.2c (1 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1989 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Industry/Commercial/Government Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Herbicides/
PGR
83 82 80 80 78 70 68 65 64 63
Insecticides 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 27
Fungicides 45 43 41 40 38 37 36 34 32 31
Other Conv. (1) 46 46 45 45 41 41 41 39 39 38
Other (2) 25 24 24 24 24 23 23 22 22 22
Total 234 229 223 221 212 201 197 188 184 181

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASS (http://www.usda.gov/nass exit EPA disclaimer), 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.

Table 5.2c (2 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1990 - 1999 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Industry/Commercial/Government Market Sector
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Pesticide Type 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Herbicides/
PGR
63 60 58 56 52 48 49 49 41 52
Insecticides 27 26 27 30 30 28 24 20 21 19
Fungicides 31 30 28 25 23 20 20 20 24 24
Other Conv. (1) 38 37 36 36 34 31 30 30 30 31
Other (2) 22 21 21 20 20 22 22 22 22 22
Total 181 174 170 167 159 149 145 141 138 148

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASS (http://www.usda.gov/nass exit EPA disclaimer), 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.

Figure 5.2c
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1999
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 5.2c)

Table 5.2d (1 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1989 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Home and Garden Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Herbicides/
PGR
35 36 37 38 40 40 41 42 43 44
Insecticides 30 27 24 22 20 18 16 14 13 12
Fungicides 18 17 17 16 15 14 14 14 13 13
Other Conv. (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
Other (2) 69 68 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 68
Total 155 151 148 146 145 142 141 140 139 139

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASS (http://www.usda.gov/nass exit EPA disclaimer), 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.

Table 5.2d (2 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1990 - 1999 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Home and Garden Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Herbicides/
PGR
46 46 46 46 46 47 48 49 49 54
Insecticides 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 13 13 14
Fungicides 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10
Other Conv. (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Other (2) 66 65 64 62 61 59 60 60 60 60
Total 36 134 132 131 130 128 130 132 132 140

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASS (http://www.usda.gov/nass exit EPA disclaimer), 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.

Figure 5.2d
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1999, 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 5.2d)

Table 5.3
U.S. Pounds of Conventional Pesticide Active Ingredient
Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Market Sector Shares, 1964 - 1999
Year Total U.S.
Agricultural
Sector
Non-Agricultural
Sector
  Mil lbs
of a.i.
Mil lbs
of a.i.
% of total
U.S.
Mil lbs
of a.i.
1964
617
366
59%
251
1965
658
396
60%
262
1966
682
414
61%
268
1967
712
429
60%
283
1968
742
457
62%
285
1969
763
491
64%
272
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

Note: Conventional pesticides only, excluding sulfur, 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 Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/NASS (http://www.usda.gov/nass exit EPA disclaimer), and EPA proprietary data.
See Table 3.5 for 1998 and 1999.
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