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Table 1 Glyphosate active ingredient use in the United States: 1974–2014

From: Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally

  1974 1982 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2014
Glyphosate Use (1000 kg) 635 3538 5761 18,144 44,679 81,506 118,298 118,753 125,384
 Agricultural 363 2268 3357 12,474 35,720 71,441 106,963 107,192 113,356
 Non-agricultural 272 1270 2404 5670 8958 10,065 11,335 11,562 12,029
Glyphosate use (1000 lb) 1400 7800 12,700 40,000 98,500 179,690 260,804 261,807 276,425
 Agricultural 800 5000 7400 27,500 78,750 157,500 235,814 236,318 249,906
 Non-agricultural 600 2800 5300 12,500 19,750 22,190 24,989 25,489 26,519
Share agricultural (%) 57.1 64.1 58.3 68.8 79.9 87.7 90.4 90.3 90.4
Share non-agricultural (%) 42.9 35.9 41.7 31.3 20.1 12.3 9.6 9.7 9.6
  1. Data in thousands of kilograms or pounds 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). See Additional file 1: Table S18 for details