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Pesticides

Pesticides Industry Sales and Usage 2008 - 2012 Market Estimates

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 scope of the report is largely inclusive of the U.S. pesticide industry and includes data on:

  • expenditures (sales in dollars);
  • volume (pounds applied);
  • number of firms and individuals involved in production and use of pesticides;
  • number of pesticides in use; and
  • number of certified applicators.

The report uses 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.

Previous versions of this report are available in EPA's web archive. Search EPA Archive

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