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Agriculture > Pesticide use: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Average pesticide use (kg per ha of cropland 2000). Pesticide use, kilograms per hectare, is calculated by WRI by dividing the total pesticide consumption, measured in kilograms of active ingredients, by the total hectares of arable and permanent cropland.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Costa Rica 51.2 kg 2000
2 Colombia 16.7 kg 2000
3 Netherlands 9.4 kg 2000
4 Ecuador 6 kg 2000
5 Portugal 5.3 kg 2000
6 France 4.6 kg 2000
7 Greece 2.8 kg 2000
8 Uruguay 2.7 kg 2000
9 Suriname 2.6 kg 2000
=10 Honduras 2.5 kg 2000
=10 Germany 2.5 kg 2000
12 Austria 2.4 kg 2000
13 Dominican Republic 2.1 kg 2000
=14 Ireland 1.8 kg 2000
=14 Slovakia 1.8 kg 2000
16 Paraguay 1.5 kg 2000
=17 Denmark 1.4 kg 2000
=17 Jordan 1.4 kg 2000
=19 Czech Republic 1.3 kg 2000
=19 Pakistan 1.3 kg 2000
=19 Turkey 1.3 kg 2000
=22 Peru 1.2 kg 2000
=22 Oman 1.2 kg 2000
24 Thailand 1.1 kg 2000
25 Romania 1 kg 2000
26 Yemen 0.8 kg 2000
27 Sweden 0.6 kg 2000
=28 Finland 0.5 kg 2000
=28 Poland 0.5 kg 2000
=30 Bangladesh 0.4 kg 2000
=30 Norway 0.4 kg 2000
32 Malawi 0.3 kg 2000
=33 Senegal 0.2 kg 2000
=33 Lithuania 0.2 kg 2000
=35 Rwanda 0.1 kg 2000
=35 Estonia 0.1 kg 2000
=35 Iraq 0.1 kg 2000
=35 Ethiopia 0.1 kg 2000
=35 Cameroon 0.1 kg 2000
=35 Bhutan 0.1 kg 2000
=41 Ghana 0.0 2000
=41 Laos 0.0 2000
=41 Niger 0.0 2000
=41 Sudan 0.0 2000
=41 Haiti 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Pesticide use. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Resources Institute. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Pesticide-use

Agriculture > Pesticide use: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Pesticide use

All of the top 2 countries by pesticide use are Hot countries.
All of the top 2 countries by pesticide use are Christian.
All of the top 2 countries by pesticide use are Catholic.
All of the top 2 countries by pesticide use are Latin American and Caribbean.
Netherlands ranked first for pesticide use amongst European Union in 2000.
All of the top 2 countries by pesticide use are Former Spanish colonies'.
Germany ranked first for pesticide use amongst Cold countries in 2000.
France ranked third for pesticide use amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
Finland ranked second last for pesticide use amongst Eurozone in 2000.
Portugal ranked second for pesticide use amongst NATO countries in 2000.

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This date set refers to KG per hectare, which is measuring the intensity of pesticide use per every hectare. While in bigger countries massive use of pesticide can be higher than Costa Rica which is here in first place, when you use the indicator that WRI is using, then you can have a better idea on which countries use pesticides more intensively (see the note on how is this indicator measured).

kilograms per hectare, is calculated by WRI by dividing the total pesticide consumption, measured in kilograms of active ingredients, by the total hectares of arable and permanent cropland.

Posted on 20 Sep 2011

Rubén González

Rubén González

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The United States uses less pesticides per hectare than all the European Countries with GMO restrictions. We don't even register in the top 45.

Posted on 15 Apr 2014

DaveOwenK

DaveOwenK

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The US does not even register in this study. So for all the fearmongering we use way less pesticides than those countries that have GMO restrictions.

Posted on 15 Apr 2014

DaveOwenK

DaveOwenK

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