Various statistics are maintained by Eurostat and are freely available for download from the website, although the site demands registration. There are some predefined tables provided, and addition to that user can make own queries with several options for data retrieval. Data is divided to several sub-categories. There are at least information for food and water consumption, for pesticide and fertilizer consumption, for mobility of peoples in road, railway, air and waterways, for land-use (breakdown by main category (agriculture, forest and wooded land, built-up and related land, wet open lands, dry open lands, water and total area) measured in km2, divided to 40 classes with 1km grid) and for population, health, education and training, labor market, living conditions and welfare, society statistics and for tourism.
Various statistics are maintained by Eurostat and are freely available for download from the website, although the site demands registration. There are some predefined tables provides, and addition to that user can make own queries with several options for data retrieval.
Data for pesticides
Use of pesticides
Data are published for the European Union (EU-15) as well as for each Member State separately (except for Luxembourg and Belgium which are presented together).
Data in this collection cover plant protection products (PPP) as defined by Directive 91/414/EEC and stem from two special surveys made by ECPA, the European Crop Protection Association, among its ten full members, who claim to cover about 90% of the European market for plant protection products. The sources of the data were, in general, syndicated market research panels, e.g. annual farmer surveys carried out with a fairly constant target group. Data obtained from this representative user group were scaled up to national levels using common statistical methods.
The crop types covered are identified as the key crop types accountable for the majority of the significant PPP applications in the EU (cereals, sugar beets, maize, oilseeds, potatoes, citrus, grapes, tree fruits and vegetables).
The pesticide product groups cover the main constituents of the crop protection portfolio, i.e. fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Fungicides generally do not include seed treatments; insecticides include acaricides. Other active ingredient groups used in agriculture such as molluscicides, nematicides and growth regulators are not covered.
Base data is in tonnes of active ingredient used per ‘harvest year’.
Reference period: 1992-99
Sales of pesticides
Data are published for each of the EU-15 and, where available, EU-25 Member States and for a few EFTA Countries.
This collection presents data on sales of plant protection products communicated by Member States and some EFTA Countries to Eurostat on the basis of a so-called “gentlemen’s agreement”. In most countries, statistical offices or ministries of agriculture obtain data from national industries on a mandatory or voluntary base. Data refer to amounts of active ingredients, which are the substances in a commercial product that cause the desired effect on target organisms (fungi, weeds, pests, etc.) Most of the Member States refer to the definition of plant protection product given in Directive 91/414/EEC to delimit the scope of this indicator. Nevertheless there is no common definition adopted by all Member States and there can be significant differences in the range of products used in different countries, so that comparability is limited. Additional information on the situation in specific countries is required for any detailed assessment.
Base data is generally in tonnes of active ingredient sold per year.
Reference period: from 1975 onwards
Data for land use
Data are published for the European Union (EU-15 and EU-25, if coverage sufficient for aggregation) as well as for each Member State separately.
In addition, data for EU-Candidate Countries (Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey), the EEA-Countries (EU25 and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), Switzerland, Japan and the United States are given.
However, for many countries the countries provide only a small percentage of the requested data, with agricultural land covered adequately and a varied picture for the remaining categories. Time series begin in 1950 for some countries and in general coverage improves overtime.
The time coverage ranges between the years 1950 and 1970, then updated ever five years from 1980 onwards. Breakdown by main category (agriculture, forest and wooded land, built-up and related land, wet open lands, dry open lands, water and total area) measured in km2.
Table 5. EUROSTAT land cover classes
|Land under permanent crops
|Land under permanent meadows and pastures
|Other agricultural land, not specified elsewhere
|Fallow agricultural land
|Total land under forest and other wooded land
|Other wooded land
|Built up and related land
|Industrial land, excluding land used for quarries, pits, mines and related facilities
|Land used for quarries, pits, mines and related facilities
|Land used for public services (excluding transport, communications and technical infrastructure)
|Land of mixed use
|Land used for transport and communication
|Land used for technical infrastructure
|Recreational and other open land
|Wet open land
|Other wet open land, not specified elsewhere
|Dry open land with special vegetation cover
|Other not specified elsewhere.
|Open land without, or with insignificant, vegetation cover
|Glaciers and perpetual snow
|Sand-beaches, dunes, other sandy land
|Other not specified elsewhere
|Inland sea (freshwater or saline), lakes, ponds, coastal land-locked bodies of water
|Artificial water impoundment
|Other inland waters not specified elsewhere
|Other tidal waters n.e.s.
Data for population
- Total population in national level - Population density in regional level - Life tables in NUTS 2 regional level
- EU SILC microdata
ingestion, water, food, diet, pesticide consumption, Transport, mobility, passenger, goods, infrastructure, Land use, agricultural, forest, woodland, arable, built environment, infrastructure, water