Sales of pesticides reached 81,450 tonnes in 2006 in Italy, according to Eurostat. This is 4.26 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, sales of pesticides in Italy reached an all time high of 100,581 tonnes in 1988 and an all time low of 46,678 tonnes in 1994. When compared to Italy's main peers, sales of pesticides in France amounted to 71,612 tonnes and 1,281 tonnes in Slovenia in 2006.
Italy has been ranked 1st within the group of 15 countries we follow in terms of sales of pesticides, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.