Canadian pesticide volumes up 3% in 2012
Pesticide product sales in Canada amounted to 92,918 tonnes (expressed in active ingredient volumes) in 2012, up 2.9% on the amount sold in 2011, according to the latest figures from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). That was only a slightly larger increase than the 2% rise between 2010 and 2011 and a steady but small overall increase since 2009, the PMRA notes. It was the fifth annual pesticide sales report since mandatory reporting came into effect. In 2012, data were submitted for 97% of the 6,382 registered products.