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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
11 Germany 2.5 kg 2000
12 Austria 2.4 kg 2000
13 Dominican Republic 2.1 kg 2000
14 Ireland 1.8 kg 2000
15 Slovakia 1.8 kg 2000
16 Paraguay 1.5 kg 2000
17 Denmark 1.4 kg 2000
18 Jordan 1.4 kg 2000
19 Czech Republic 1.3 kg 2000
20 Pakistan 1.3 kg 2000
21 Turkey 1.3 kg 2000
22 Peru 1.2 kg 2000
23 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
29 Poland 0.5 kg 2000
30 Bangladesh 0.4 kg 2000
31 Norway 0.4 kg 2000
32 Malawi 0.3 kg 2000
33 Senegal 0.2 kg 2000
34 Lithuania 0.2 kg 2000
35 Rwanda 0.1 kg 2000
36 Estonia 0.1 kg 2000
37 Iraq 0.1 kg 2000
38 Ethiopia 0.1 kg 2000
39 Cameroon 0.1 kg 2000
40 Bhutan 0.1 kg 2000
41 Ghana 0.0 2000
42 Laos 0.0 2000
43 Niger 0.0 2000
44 Sudan 0.0 2000
45 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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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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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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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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