DATABASE ON PESTICIDES CONSUMPTION

The Statistics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations started the collection of data on consumption of major individual pesticides products about three decades ago. However, the response to the related Pesticides Consumption Annual Questionnaire sent to all member countries was not very encouraging. Therefore, in 1986 in co-operation with the Commission of the European Union, a study was undertaken to find ways to improve the country coverage of the data. The present work of collecting data on groups of pesticides is a result of the recommendations of this study. Data collected earlier have been published in various issues of the Production Yearbook. The present database refers to the quantity of pesticides used in or sold to the agricultural sector expressed in metric tons of active ingredients. Information on quantities applied to single crops is not available. A list of countries for which data are available is included in the Annex.

Data on consumption of pesticides are collected and presented for major groups and sub-groups as follows:

1. INSECTICIDES

  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Organo-phosphates
  • Carbamates-insecticides
  • Pyrethroids
  • Botanical and biological products
  • Others, not elsewhere classified

2. MINERAL OILS

3. HERBICIDES

  • Phenoxy hormone products
  • Triazines
  • Amides
  • Carbamates-herbicides
  • Dinitroanilines
  • Urea derivatives
  • Sulfonyl ureas
  • Bipiridils
  • Uracil
  • Others not elsewhere classified

4. FUNGICIDES, BACTERICIDES AND SEED TREATMENTS

  • Inorganics
  • Dithiocarbamates
  • Benzimidazoles
  • Triazoles
  • Diazoles
  • Diazines
  • Morpholines
  • Others, not elsewhere classified

5. PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS

6. RODENTICIDES

  • Anti-coagulants
  • Others, not elsewhere classified.

LIMITATIONS OF THE DATABASE

A strict inter-country comparison on the basis of the database is not feasible because :


ANNEX

LIST OF COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE DATABASE ON PESTICIDES CONSUMPTION
BY CONTINENT

AFRICA

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Rep.
  • Chad
  • Congo, Rep. of
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

SOUTH AMERICA

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

ASIA

  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cyprus
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Korea, Rep. of
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan

EUROPE

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bel-Lux (Belgium- Luxembourg)
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Rep.
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Rep. of
  • Moldova, Rep. of
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine
  • Yugoslavia

OCEANIA

  • Australia
  • Cook Is.
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Vanuatu

For additional information please contact:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);
Statistical Analysis Service (ESSA), Statistics Division;
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy;
Tel (39 6) 570-54127 Fax (39 6) 570-55615;
E-mail: Loganaden.Naiken@FAO.Org