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1996-1997 Pesticide Market Estimates: Tables and Charts

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Table 1
U.S. and World Pesticide Sales at User Level
By Pesticide Type, 1997 Estimates
All Market Sectors
Pesticide
Type (1)
U.S. Market World Market U.S. % of World Market
Million % Million %
User Expenditures (millions of dollars)
Herbicides
$6,846
58%
$16,886
46%
41%
Insecticides
$3,553
30%
$11,592
31%
31%
Fungicides
$802
7%
$6,037
16%
13%
Other (2)
$696
6%
$2,533
7%
27%
Total
$11,897
100%
$37,048
100%
32%
Volume of Active Ingredient (millions of pounds)
Herbicides
568
46%
2,254
40%
25%
Insecticides
129
10%
1,470
26%
9%
Fungicides
81
7%
539
9%
15%
Other (2)
453
37%
1,421
25%
32%
Total
1,231
100%
5,684
100%
22%

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys and EPA proprietary data.

Figure 1a
U.S. vs. World Pesticide Sales
User Expenditures, 1997 Estimates
Clustered Column Chart: Millions of Dollars by Pesticide Type. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 1)

Figure 1b
U.S. vs. World Pesticide Sales
Volume of Active Ingredient, 1997 Estimates
Clustered Column Chart: Millions of Pounds by Pesticide Type. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 1)

Table 2
User Expenditures for Pesticides in the U.S.
By Class and Sector, 1996 - 1997 Estimates
Year
Herbicides/
Plant Growth Regulators
Insecticides/
Miticides
Fungicides
Other (1)
Total
Sector (2) Mil
$
% Mil
$
% Mil
$
% Mil
$
% Mil
$
%
1996
Agriculture $5,399 82% $1,542 45% $658 80% $470 67% $8,069 70%
Ind/Comm/Gov $721 11% $559 16% $140 17% $68 10% $1,488 13%
Home & Garden $479 7% $1,338 39% $25 4% $160 23% $2,002 17%
Total $6,599 100% $3,439 100% $823 100% $698 100% $11,559 100%
1997
Agriculture $5,610 82% $1,599 45% $632 79% $462 66% $8,303 70%
Ind/Comm/Gov $743 11% $576 16% $144 18% $70 10% $1,553 13%
Home & Garden $493 7% $1,378 39% $26 3% $164 24% $2,061 17%
Total $6,846 100% $3,553 100% $802 100% $696 100% $11,897 100%

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding. Table does not cover industrial wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on American Crop Protection Association (ACPA) annual surveys, USDA/ERS data series and input from Doane, Kline, and SRI Consulting.
(1) Includes nematicides, fumigants, rodenticides, molluscicides, aquatic, fish/bird pesticides, other miscellaneous conventional pesticides plus other chemicals used as pesticides, e.g., sulfur and petroleum. (See Table 3 for more detail.)
(2) Sector Definitions
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 2
U.S. User Expenditure for Conventional Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1997 Estimates
Stacked Column Chart: Millions of Dollars by Pesticide Type. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 2)
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