Sales of pesticides

The pesticides market remains stable

Environment
The pesticides market remains stable

In 2016, 6,843 tonnes of pesticide substances were placed on the Belgian market. Fungicides and bactericides accounted for 42 %, and herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers accounted for a third. Total quantities remain stable compared to 2015, despite the 16 % increase of plant growth regulators and the 10 % rise of fungicides and bactericides, offset by the 5 % decrease of herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers, among others.

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Annual data on active substances (kg) from commercial products covered by an authorization for the placing on the market of plant protection products

Major Groups 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fungicides and Bactericides 2.352.240 2.630.620 2.509.361 3.105.633 2.607.714 2.856.849
Herbicides, Haulm Destructors and Moss Killers 2.481.354 2.726.988 2.455.044 2.519.651 2.390.105 2.261.412
Insecticides and Acaricides 669.945 566.332 604.926 537.137 560.533 560.902
Molluscicides 18.176 25.866 27.653 53.820 27.087 20.239
Plant Growth Regulators 244.966 255.043 294.408 261.248 289.904 335.506
Other Plant Protection Products 731.901 750.656 745.779 911.850 841.805 807.607
Total 6.498.581 6.955.505 6.637.170 7.389.339 6.717.149 6.842.515
Source : FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Annual data on the sales of each commercial product covered by an authorization for the placing on the market of plant protection products is provided by the owners of the authorizations to the competent authority in application of the royal decree. This autority is the Federal public service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment who deals with the collected data. This data is initially used to determine the fee which is due for the placing on the market of pesticides.
Quantities of commercial products (kg or liters) are converted into active substances (kg) using the respective concentration of each product in active substance.

The reliability of declared quantities of products is controlled for the calculation of the annual fee for the placing on the market. Anormal and missing quantities are controlled with the declaring companies. 

Confidentiality is provided by an official agreement between the administration (Federal public service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment) and the Belgian Association of Industry for Crop Protection Products (PHYTOFAR).Data are hidden while less of 3 providers marketing a substance (hiding for all levels of aggregation, following a cascade process).

Frequency

Yearly

Timing of publication

Results available 1 year after the reference period

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