Worldwide pesticide sales increase more than 36-fold, 1960-2005


(from data Table 1 in study)

worldwide pesticide sales in million USD:

1960: 850 1970: 2,700 1980: 11,600 1990: 26,400 2000: 27,104 2005: 31,119

31199 / 850 = 36.69 31,199 / 2,700 = 11.55

WenJun Zhang, FuBin Jiang, JianFeng Ou, “Global pesticide consumption and pollution: with China as a focus,” Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2011, 1(2):126, accessed March 20, 2014, http://www.biological-control.org/chemicalpest/Global-pesticide-consumpt...

[verified 4/15/14]

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