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1998-1999 Pesticide Market Estimates: Historical Data

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

5.1  Annual U.S. Expenditures on Pesticides: 1980 - 1999

The following four tables (Table 5.1a through Table 5.1d) summarize annual user expenditures on pesticides since 1980. Table 5.1a summarizes user expenditures on pesticides in all markets combined, while Table 5.1b, Table 5.1c and Table 5.1d summarize user expenditures in the agricultural, industry/commerical/government, and home and garden markets, respectively. In each market, user expenditures on pesticides have increased in total and by type since 1980, although the total amount has fluctuated from year to year.

Table 5.1 (1 of 2)
U.S. Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1989 (Millions of Dollars)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Herbicides/
PGR
3,310 3,738 3,772 3,870 4,488 3,920 3,858 3,973 4,121 4,305
Insecticides 2,037 2,077 2,014 2,074 1,809 1,823 1,759 2,008 1,964 1,978
Fung & Other 459 536 540 731 708 963 967 1,049 1,190 1,141
Total 5,806 6,351 6,326 6,675 7,005 6,706 6,584 7,030 7,275 7,424

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

Table 5.1a (2 of 2)
U.S. Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1990 - 1999 (Millions of Dollars)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Herbicides/
PGR
4,473 4,682 5,004 5,094 5,944 6,276 6,599 6,846 6,853 6,368
Insecticides 2,083 2,139 2,198 2,479 2,722 3,017 2,849 2,957 2,872 3,046
Fung & Other 1,171 1,223 1,183 1,259 1,408 1,488 1,521 1,528 1,691 1,741
Total 7,727 8,044 8,385 8,832 10,074 10,781 10,969 11,331 11,416 11,155

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys and EPA proprietary data.
Figure 5.1a
U.S. Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1999, All Market Sectors
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Dollars by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.1a)

Table 5.1b (1 of 2)
U.S. Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1989 (Millions of Dollars)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Herbicides/
PGR
2,300 2,590 2,465 2,800 3,390 2,900 2,775 2,935 3,080 3,255
Insecticides 1,095 1,139 1,109 1,261 903 990 914 1,145 1,010 978
Fung & Other 205 272 268 450 418 615 600 650 775 800
Total 3,600 4,001 3,842 4,511 4,711 4,505 4,289 4,730 4,865 5,033

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

Table 5.1b (2 of 2)
U.S. Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1990 - 1999 (Millions of Dollars)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Herbicides/
PGR
3,463 3,644 3,915 3,987 4,808 5,112 5,399 5,610 5,632 5,012
Insecticides 1,067 687 1,058 1,123 1,293 1,607 1,480 1,551 1,427 1,370
Fung & Other 842 884 829 895 1,036 1,107 1,128 1,124 1,209 1,243
Total 5,372 5,215 5,802 6,005 7,137 7,826 8,007 8,285 8,268 7,625

Note: Excludes wood preservatives, specialty biocides, and chlorine/hypochlorites.
Source: EPA estimates based on Croplife America annual surveys and EPA proprietary data.
Figure 5.1b
U.S. Annual User Expenditures on Pesticides
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1999, Agricultural Market Sectors
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Dollars by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.1b)
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