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Sales of Pesticides in the EU Down by 10% in 2022

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20 May 2024, EU: There was a sharp downturn in the quantity of pesticides sold in the EU in 2022, in large part as prices surged. About 322 000 tonnes of pesticides were sold in 2022, down 10% on the quantity sold in 2021.

There are a range of pesticides sold in the EU, the main categories being ‘fungicides and bactericides’ (43% of sales volumes in 2022), ‘herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers’ (35%) and ‘insecticides and acaricides’ (14%).

Among EU countries, France (21%), Spain (18%), Germany (15%) and Italy (14%) registered the highest share of pesticides sold in 2022. These 4 countries are the EU’s main agricultural producers.

Between 2011 and 2022, there were a number of EU countries that recorded steep declines in their sales of pesticides. The sharpest declines were recorded in Italy (-37%), Portugal (-36%) and Greece (-33%).

Sales of Pesticides in the EU Down by 10% in 2022

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