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Updated: 13 August 2013


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Pesticides consumption notes external only

ALGERIA
Data refer to sales for use in the agricultural sector expressed in Formulated Products.
AUSTRIA
Data refer to sales for application to crops and seeds in agriculture. "INSECTICIDES" data include insecticide seed treatments, acaricides, molluscicides, nematicides and synergists. "FUNGICIDES & BACTERICIDES" data include fungicide seed treatments. "OTHER FUNGICIDES" data refer to the amount of Sulfur and Copper products.

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Database on Pesticides Use

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 Use 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 for crops and seeds; data are expressed in metric tons of active ingredients. Information on quantities applied to single crops is not available.

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Use (tonnes of active ingredients)

This refers to quantities of pesticides applied to crops and seeds in the agriculture sector. Figures are expressed in metric tons of active ingredients. However, due to some country reporting practices, the data may be reported by: use in formulated product; sales; distribution or imports for use in the agricultural sector. In these cases it is specified in the country notes.

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The greater sign after World "World >" implies that the extraction information is requested for the countries available in the database.

In the case of item selection, for example, "Insecticides +" the plus sign indicates that the extraction is requesting information on the aggregate only for each main category (Insecticides, Mineral oils, Herbicides, Fungicides, Seed treatments Insecticides, Seed treatments Fungicides, Plant growth regulators and Rodenticides). This option does not provide the detailed break-down.

In the case of item selection, for example, "Insecticides >" the greater sign indicates that the extraction is requesting information on the detailed break-down for each main category (Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Seed treatments Insecticides, Seed treatments Fungicides, Plant growth regulators and Rodenticides) excluding the aggregated figures. Please, note that some countries did not report breakdown for some items.

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