Sales of pesticides

In 2017, 6,491 tonnes of pesticide substances were placed on the Belgian market

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In 2017, 6,491 tonnes of pesticide substances were placed on the Belgian market

In 2017, 6,491 tonnes of pesticide substances were placed on the Belgian market. This represents a 7 % decrease compared to the previous year. Fungicides and bactericides saw their market share decline to 38 % of sales in 2017, while the sales of herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers increased slightly to 36 %.

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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 2017
Fungicides and Bactericides 2,353,499 2,632,450 2,509,871 3,105,633 2,607,714 2,856,849 2,496,321
Herbicides, Haulm Destructors and Moss Killers 2,481,864 2,727,430 2,455,844 2,520,278 2,390,232 2,262,469 2,334,151
Insecticides and Acaricides 678,620 581,059 617,931 557,080 567,873 542,521 537,999
Molluscicides 18,176 25,866 27,653 53,820 27,087 20,239 19,113
Plant Growth Regulators 244,966 255,043 294,408 261,248 289,904 335,506 352,603
Other Plant Protection Products 901,120 900,897 863,815 1,063,719 999,579 943,036 751,610
Total 6,678,245 7,122,745 6,769,521 7,561,778 6,882,390 6,960,620 6,491,797
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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