Sales of pesticides
Statistical activity code: 10503
Sales of pesticides by active substance
Harmonised classification of substances which is published in Annex III of Regulation (EC) 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council
Distributors of pesticides
Active substance of pesticide – substance of a pesticide that has a general or specific influence on the target pest, plant or plant product.
Fungicides and bactericides – pesticides used to defeat fungi and viral diseases.
Herbicides – pesticides used to kill weeds and undesirable plants.
Insecticides and acaricides – pesticides used to kill insects.
Molluscicides – pesticides used to kill molluscs (snails, slugs, mussels, etc.).
Plant growth regulators – pesticides used to prevent or control internode stretch.
Sales of pesticides – pesticides bought abroad and sold in Estonia.
Distributor of pesticides
Distributors of pesticides who are registered in the relevant register of the Agricultural Board
List of distributors of pesticides which is generated from the register of importers and suppliers of plant protection products
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 concerning statistics on pesticides
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/269 of 16 February 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards the list of active substances
Commission Regulation (EU) No 656/2011 of 7 July 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards definitions and list of active substances (Text with EEA relevance)
Regulation (EU) No 1264/2014 of 26 November 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 408/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards transmission format
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia (in Estonian). See more details on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Õigusaktid.
Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. Every year on 1 October, the release times of the statistical database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications for the following year are announced in the release calendar (in the case of publications – the release month).
All users have been granted equal access to official statistics: dissemination dates of official statistics are announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) is provided access to official statistics before other users. Official statistics are first published in the statistical database. If there is also a news release, it is published simultaneously with data in the statistical database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8:00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.
Data are published under the subject area “Environment / Agri-environmental indicators” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 establishes the framework for data collection and publication.
The quality report is submitted to Eurostat in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Rural Affairs
Agricultural Research Center
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at http://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
In compliance with the rules (regulations)
The use of an internationally harmonized methodology, based on the European Union Regulation on pesticide statistics, allows for cross-country comparisons of published data.
The data are comparable over the whole time series (2011–…), as the methodology and basic principles, definitions and classifications have remained the same over time.
The data are in compliance with the statistical activity 10502 “Use of pesticides”. There is a low degree of coherence with the rest of the domains.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
Total population is ca 150 objects. Total population of the survey includes all importers and suppliers of pesticides.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
Data are collected with the annual official statistics questionnaire “Sales of pesticides”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods.
Collected data is converted to statistical output. This includes calculation of additional indicators.
The quantity of sold active substance in pesticide is calculated according to the following formula:
the quantity of sold active substance = the quantity of sold pesticide x content of active substance in the respective preparation