Sales of pesticides reached 3,404 tonnes in 2005 in Austria, according to Eurostat. This is 3.09 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, sales of pesticides in Austria reached an all time high of 5,569 tonnes in 1986 and an all time low of 3,080 tonnes in 2002. When compared to Austria's main peers, sales of pesticides in Germany amounted to 29,512 tonnes, 9,676 tonnes in Hungary and 85,073 tonnes in Italy in 2005.
Austria has been ranked 9th within the group of 17 countries we follow in terms of sales of pesticides, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.