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Pesticide sales up in Latvia, Austria, Poland

Among a general decrease in 12 out of 18 EU member states

22 April, 17:49
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, APR 22 - In the European Union, the highest increase in pesticide sales between 2019 and 2011 was recorded in Cyprus (+101%), followed by Latvia (+54%), Austria (+44%) and Poland (+11%), Eurostat informed today. Out of the 18 EU Member States for which data are available, 12 decreased their total sales of pesticides between 2011 and 2019, with the highest decrease was recorded for Denmark (-42%), followed by Italy, Portugal, Czechia, Sweden and Romania, which saw a decrease of more than 20%, the EU statistical office said. In 2019, the volume of pesticides sold in the EU reached the lowest level since the start of the data series, with just over 333,000 tonnes sold (-6% compared with 2018). Eurostat noted. (ANSA).

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