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Antimicrobial drug domestic sales for livestock use by drug class U.S. 2011-2018

This statistic depicts the domestic sales of antimicrobial drugs for usage in livestock in the United States from 2011 to 2018, by drug class. Domestic sales for sulfas amounted to some 383,500 kilograms of active ingredient in 2013.

Domestic sales of antimicrobial drugs for use in livestock in the United States from 2011 to 2018 by drug class (in 1,000 kilograms)*

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes antimicrobial drug applications which are approved and labeled for use in both food-producing animals (e.g., cattle and swine) and nonfood-producing animals (e.g., dogs and cats).
kg = kilogram of active ingredient. Antimicrobials which were reported in International Units (IU) (e.g., Penicillins) were converted to kg. Antimicrobial class includes drugs of different molecular weights, with some drugs reported in different salt forms.
Only includes exports of FDA-approved, US-labeled antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals.
** NIR = Not Independently Reported. Antimicrobial classes for which there were fewer than three distinct sponsors actively marketing products domestically are not independently reported. These classes include the following: Aminocoumarins, Amphenicols, Diaminopyrimidines, Fluoroquinolones, Glycolipids, Pleuromutilins, Polymyxins (excluding 2012 and 2013), Polypeptides, Quinoxalines, and Streptogramins.

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