EPA is responsible for regulating the production and use of pesticides in the United States under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA's Pesticide Program develops occasional reports that provide economic profile information on the pesticide producing and pesticide using sectors covered by the FIFRA mandated regulatory programs.
The reports contain contemporary and historical data estimating the dollar values and quantities of active ingredients used and sold in the United States. The most recent report is provided here.
In addition, the reports include data on:
- the number of certified applicators; and
- the number of pesticides in use.
The reports use the best available information from the public domain and proprietary sources. However, the numbers in the reports represent approximate values rather than precise values with known statistical properties.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.