Sales Value of Illegal Pesticides

The sale of illegal and counterfeit pesticides around the world generates $5.8 Billion (€4.4 Billion) in sales, according to the European Crop Protection Association. In Europe, the sales of the pesticides generates at least $1.2 Billion (€1 Billion).  Counterfeit and substandard pesticides make up to 10 percent of Europe’s total crop protection market.

Source:  Martha Moss, “EU urged to step up efforts on illegal and counterfeit pesticides,” The Parliament, March 28, 2013.