Glyphosate use in U.S. by sector 1974-2014

This statistic shows the glyphosate use in the United States in selected years from 1974 to 2014, in thousand kilograms, by sector. In 1974, some 363 thousand kilograms of glyphosate were used in the agricultural sector in the U.S., while 272 thousand kilograms were used in the non-agricultural sector. In 2014, some 113.4 million kilograms of glyphosate were used in the U.S. agricultural sector, while 12 million kilograms were used in the non-agricultural sector. Glyphosate is a widely-used herbicide, also known by the trade name Roundup.

Glyphosate use in the United States from 1974 to 2014, by sector (in 1,000 kilograms)*

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Source

Release date

February 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1974 to 2014

Supplementary notes

* Data in thousands of kilograms of glyphosate active ingredient. From the National Agriculture Statistical Service pesticide use data and the Environmental Protection Agency pesticide industry and use reports (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007).

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