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2000-2001 Pesticide Market Estimates: Historical Data (Page 3)

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5.2  Annual Amount of Pesticides Used in the U.S.: 1982 - 2001

Table 5.5 through Table 5.8 and corresponding figures summarize annual pounds of pesticides used since 1982. Table 5.5 summarizes the amount of pesticides used in all markets combined, while Table 5.6, Table 5.7 and Table 5.8 and corresponding figures summarize the amount of pesticides used in the agricultural, industry/commercial/government, and home and garden markets, respectively. In each market, except home and garden, the amount of pesticides used has decreased in total since 1982, although the total amount fluctuated from year to year.

Table 5.5 (1 of 2)
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
By Pesticide Type, 1982 - 1991 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of AI)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Herbicides/
PGR
620 573 634 611 590 532 557 567 564 546
Insecticides 198 185 173 161 151 141 132 123 121 114
Fungicides 117 115 109 110 109 100 99 98 91 86
Other Conv. (1) 149 148 145 138 138 133 137 154 173 182
Other (2) 298 287 284 284 278 269 266 251 252 226
Total 1,382 1,308 1,345 1,304 1,266 1,175 1,191 1,193 1,201 1,154

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/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 5.5 (2 of 2)
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient Used in the U.S.
By Pesticide Type, 1992 - 2001 Estimates (Millions of Pounds of AI)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Herbicides/
PGR
554 527 583 556 578 568 555 534 542 553
Insecticides 116 115 124 125 116 112 103 126 122 105
Fungicides 81 80 79 77 79 81 86 79 74 73
Other Conv. (1) 189 192 199 203 222 197 168 173 188 157
Other (2) 246 248 244 249 234 270 294 332 308 315
Total 1,186 1,162 1,229 1,210 1,229 1,228 1,206 1,244 1,234 1,203

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys, USDA/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 5.5
Annual Amount of Pesticide Active Ingredient
Used in the U.S
.
By Pesticide Type, 1982 - 2001 Estimates, All Market Sectors
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.5)
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