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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 RicaCosta Rica 51.2 kg 2000
2 ColombiaColombia 16.7 kg 2000
3 NetherlandsNetherlands 9.4 kg 2000
4 EcuadorEcuador 6 kg 2000
5 PortugalPortugal 5.3 kg 2000
6 FranceFrance 4.6 kg 2000
7 GreeceGreece 2.8 kg 2000
8 UruguayUruguay 2.7 kg 2000
9 SurinameSuriname 2.6 kg 2000
10 HondurasHonduras 2.5 kg 2000
11 GermanyGermany 2.5 kg 2000
12 AustriaAustria 2.4 kg 2000
13 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 2.1 kg 2000
14 IrelandIreland 1.8 kg 2000
15 SlovakiaSlovakia 1.8 kg 2000
16 ParaguayParaguay 1.5 kg 2000
17 DenmarkDenmark 1.4 kg 2000
18 JordanJordan 1.4 kg 2000
19 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1.3 kg 2000
20 PakistanPakistan 1.3 kg 2000
21 TurkeyTurkey 1.3 kg 2000
22 PeruPeru 1.2 kg 2000
23 OmanOman 1.2 kg 2000
24 ThailandThailand 1.1 kg 2000
25 RomaniaRomania 1 kg 2000
26 YemenYemen 0.8 kg 2000
27 SwedenSweden 0.6 kg 2000
28 FinlandFinland 0.5 kg 2000
29 PolandPoland 0.5 kg 2000
30 BangladeshBangladesh 0.4 kg 2000
31 NorwayNorway 0.4 kg 2000
32 MalawiMalawi 0.3 kg 2000
33 SenegalSenegal 0.2 kg 2000
34 LithuaniaLithuania 0.2 kg 2000
35 RwandaRwanda 0.1 kg 2000
36 EstoniaEstonia 0.1 kg 2000
37 IraqIraq 0.1 kg 2000
38 EthiopiaEthiopia 0.1 kg 2000
39 CameroonCameroon 0.1 kg 2000
40 BhutanBhutan 0.1 kg 2000
41 GhanaGhana 0.0 2000
42 LaosLaos 0.0 2000
43 NigerNiger 0.0 2000
44 SudanSudan 0.0 2000
45 HaitiHaiti 0.0 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Agriculture > Pesticide use", 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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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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