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1998-1999 Pesticide Market Estimates: Historical Data (Page 3)

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5.2  Annual Amount of Pesticides Used: 1980 - 1999

The following four tables (Table 5.2a through Table 5.2d) summarize annual pounds of pesticides used since 1980. Table 5.2a summarizes the amount of pesticides used in all markets combined, while Table 5.2b, Table 5.2c and Table 5.2d summarize the amount of pesticides used in the agricultural, industry/commercial/government, and home and garden markets, respectively. In each market, the amount of pesticides used has decreased in total since 1980, although the total amount has fluctuated from year to year.

Table 5.2a (1 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1989 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Herbicides/
PGR
622 631 620 573 634 611 590 532 557 567
Insecticides 228 213 198 185 173 161 150 140 131 123
Fungicides 122 122 117 115 109 110 109 100 99 98
Other Conv. (1) 149 153 149 148 145 138 138 133 137 154
Other (2) 321 307 298 287 284 284 278 269 266 251
Total 1,442 1,426 1,382 1,308 1,345 1,304 1,265 1,174 1,190 1,193

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 5.2a (2 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1990 - 1999 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
All Market Sectors
Pesticide Type 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Herbicides/
PGR
564 546 554 527 583 556 578 568 555 534
Insecticides 121 115 116 115 123 125 117 112 103 126
Fungicides 91 86 81 80 79 77 79 81 86 79
Other Conv. (1) 173 183 189 192 199 203 222 197 168 173
Other (2) 252 226 246 248 244 249 234 270 294 332
Total 1,201 1,156 1,186 1,162 1,228 1,210 1,230 1,228 1,206 1,244

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 5.2a
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1999, All Market Sectors
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.2a)

Table 5.2b (1 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1989 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Herbicides/
PGR
504 513 503 455 516 501 481 425 450 460
Insecticides 163 152 141 131 122 113 105 98 91 85
Fungicides 59 62 59 59 56 59 59 52 54 54
Other Conv. (1) 100 104 101 100 100 94 94 91 95 113
Other (2) 227 215 207 196 194 194 188 180 177 161
Total 1,053 1,046 1,011 941 988 961 927 846 867 873

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 5.2b (2 of 2)
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1990 - 1999 (Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient)
Agricultural Market Sector
Pesticide Type 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Herbicides/
PGR
455 440 450 425 485 461 481 470 465 428
Insecticides 82 77 78 72 80 85 81 79 69 93
Fungicides 50 47 45 47 48 49 51 53 54 45
Other Conv. (1) 133 144 150 154 163 170 190 165 136 140
Other (2) 164 140 161 166 163 168 152 188 212 250
Total 884 848 884 864 939 933 955 955 936 956

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 5.2b
U.S. Annual Pounds of Pesticide Active Ingredient
By Pesticide Type, 1980 - 1999, Agricultural Market Sector
Stacked Area Graph: Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient by Year. (This chart depicts the data as presented in Table 5.2b)
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