Percentage average change in pesticide sales, by European country (2014-2015 vs. 2011-2013)

Data Visualization Created 08 Sep 2017 Published 30 Nov 2017 Last modified 02 Jul 2018
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Methodology

For each country, the average pesticide sales in the time period 2014 to 2015, was compared with the average pesticide sales in the time period 2011 to 2013:

Percent change = 100% × [Average (kg pesticide sales)2014-2015 - Average (kg pesticide sales)2011-2013 ] / Average (kg pesticide sales)2011-2013  

The averages were used, to even out weather variations.

The representation does not reflect if there have been major changes in sales of pesticides to other countries, or if pesticides which are bought to stock.  Some of the major increases in pesticide use may have occurred in countries with pesticide use per area of land below the EU average. 

Data sources

Pesticide sales (aei_fm_salpest09) provided by Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)

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