Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Romania top selers of pesticides in EUStaff Writer | October 16, 2018
Statistics on the sale of pesticides are used as an indicator of pesticide consumption in agriculture.
Europe These countries are also the main agricultural producers
These countries are also the main agricultural producers in the EU, collectively accounting for about one half (46 %) of the EU’s total utilised agriculture area and one half (47 %) of its total arable land, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, informs. Romania ranks fifth.
In terms of the categories of pesticides sold, the highest sales volumes in 2016 were for “Fungicides and bactericides”, followed by “Herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers” and “Insecticides and acaricides”. ■