Pesticide sales (aei_fm_salpest09)

National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Compiling agency: Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI)

Time Dimension: 2016-A0

Data Provider: SE7

Data Flow: AEI_ESQRS_A


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Statistical presentation
3. Statistical processing
4. Quality management
5. Relevance
6. Accuracy and reliability
7. Timeliness and punctuality
8. Coherence and comparability
9. Accessibility and clarity
10. Cost and Burden
11. Confidentiality
12. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
 



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI)

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Chemical Statistics and Registries

1.5. Contact mail address

P O Box 2
SE-17213 SUNDBYBERG
Sweden


2. Statistical presentation Top
2.1. Data description

Authorisation holders are obliged to supply data on the exact amount of product placed on the Swedish market. A form is sent to the authorisation holders specifying the products for which data must be given. The amount active substance is calculated based on this information and the concentration of that active substance given as a condition in the authorisation. The different forms of an active substance are then recalculated to be comparable to the approved form. The most common recalculation is from the salt form of an active substance to the equivalent amount acid.

2.2. Classification system

The classification is harmonised and made obligatory at EU level for all active substances in pesticides to ensure an adequate risk management throughout the European Community. Active substances used in pesticides are therefore subject both to evaluation under the pesticides regulation and to harmonised classification and labelling under the CLP Regulation.

2.3. Coverage - sector

It is main

2.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management provides a framework for pesticide management for all public and private entities engaged in, or associated with, production, regulation and management of pesticides. Regarding the regulatory control of pesticides, the Code of Conduct states:   Governments should: Establish pesticide registration schemes and infrastructures under which each pesticide product is registered before it can be made available for use;  Conduct risk evaluations and make risk management decisions based on all relevant available data and information, as part of the pesticide registration process.   In addition, Governments are encouraged to develop:  legislation that permits and regulations to permit information exchange to the public about pesticide risks and benefits as well as to facilitate the participation of the public in the management of pesticides in the country.

2.5. Statistical unit

The unit is in kilos, liters or pieces.

2.6. Statistical population

It is about 170 companies.

2.7. Reference area

All over the country.

2.8. Coverage - Time

After a year and further.

2.9. Base period

One year.


3. Statistical processing Top
3.1. Source data

The amount of product placed on the Swedish market by the authorisation holder, given in kg, litres and units.

3.2. Frequency of data collection

Once a year.

3.3. Data collection

The authorisation holders are obliged to give the information. A form is sent out and should be completed and returned before a fixed date.

3.4. Data validation

Trends are checked and other than small deviation will be double checked – both primary data and calculated data. The authorisation holder may also be contacted.

3.5. Data compilation

Different chemical forms of an active substance can be authorised. The equivalent amount to the approved substance is calculated.

3.6. Adjustment

Different chemical forms of an active substance can be authorised. The equivalent amount to the approved substance is calculated.


4. Quality management Top
4.1. Quality assurance

All the quality assurances we have in the "Practical guidance on how to access information from the EU pesticide registration process" published by The Swedish Chemicals Agency.

4.2. Quality management - assessment

The data set is based on information about all products placed on the Swedish market. The data was processed manually and therefore there may be calculation errors.


5. Relevance Top
5.1. Relevance - User Needs

Swedish official statistics on active substances in all types of pesticides, both plant protection products and biocial products, is published each year from mid 1980ties. The data published may be downloaded from the web and we have very little information on users of the statistics. Trends are often more interesting than the data itself.  

5.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

Not done for this set of data. We have no measurements.

5.3. Completeness

Most of the data on active substance in plant protection products is confidential and can therefore only bee made available publicly in aggregated form. Swedish official statistics on active substances in all types of pesticides, both plant protection products and biocial products, is published each year from mid 1980ties.

5.3.1. Data completeness - rate

The material is complete. We have reports from all reporting companies.


6. Accuracy and reliability Top
6.1. Accuracy - overall

All authorisation holders are obliged to supply data on the exact amount of product placed on the Swedish market. A form is sent to the authorisation holders specifying the products for which data must be given. The amount active substance is calculated based on this information and the concentration of that active substance given as a condition in the authorisation. The different forms of an active substance are then recalculated to be comparable to the approved form. The most common recalculation is from the salt form of an active substance to the equivalent amount acid. The data reported are true values.

No estimates are done.

See V.

6.2. Sampling error

Not applicable.

6.2.1. Sampling error - indicators

No estimations or sampling.

6.3. Non-sampling error

No estimations or sampling.

6.3.1. Coverage error

Covers the whole population.

6.3.1.1. Over-coverage - rate

Not relevant.

6.3.1.2. Common units - proportion

Not relevant.

6.3.2. Measurement error

Minor to none.

6.3.3. Non response error

Not based on sampling, covers the whole population.

6.3.3.1. Unit non-response - rate

Not based on a survey but on an obligation to supply data. Non compliance will result in penalties.

6.3.3.2. Item non-response - rate

Not based on a survey but on an obligation to supply data. Non compliance will result in penalties.

6.3.4. Processing error

A simple process where all authorisation holders are obliged to supply data for all authorised products for a given year, even if the sales was none.

6.3.4.1. Imputation - rate

Not relevant.

6.3.5. Model assumption error

No model used.

6.4. Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

6.5. Data revision - policy

No preliminary data is disseminated.

A value is not given if the data is based on the information given by fewer actors than three (3).

6.6. Data revision - practice

Data is revised in case of an error.

6.6.1. Data revision - average size

Data is not based on estimates.


7. Timeliness and punctuality Top

The authorization holder is obliged to give the information in the beginning of the year after the statistical year.

7.1. Timeliness

Two months.

7.1.1. Time lag - first result

Six months between the reference period and the publication.

7.1.2. Time lag - final result

See 7.1.1.

7.2. Punctuality

Data submitters delivered the data with the set date.

7.2.1. Punctuality - delivery and publication

We produce the report during April - June and it is published on June.


8. Coherence and comparability Top

No statistical model used. Complete information on plant protection placed on the market 2011.

8.1. Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

8.1.1. Asymmetry for mirror flow statistics - coefficient

We have not compared to other countries.
Parallell trade permit was obligatory for the second half of 2011.

8.2. Comparability - over time

The authorisation holder’s obligation to supply data dates back to the 1980's. The grouping of data and publication of data is as old.

8.2.1. Length of comparable time series

See below.

8.3. Coherence - cross domain

If data deviates compared to previous year the data submitter is contacted to check reliability of the data

The only comparison we make is to compare with previous years.

8.4. Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

We collect data once a year.

8.5. Coherence - National Accounts

This is the official statistics on pestisides (plant protection products) sale.

8.6. Coherence - internal

The data submitted covers 100 % of the sales. No models are used.


9. Accessibility and clarity Top
9.1. Dissemination format - News release

The statistic report is available for downloading at our official website (pdf format).

9.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Aggregated data is published in July every year.

9.3. Dissemination format - online database

The data is not accessible in an on-line database only as a publication that may be downloaded.  

9.3.1. Data tables - consultations

We can't measure since it is a publication, not a database.

9.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Microdata are not disseminated.

9.5. Dissemination format - other

We have a document describing the process, to be followed each year.

9.6. Documentation on methodology

None.

9.7. Quality management - documentation

Authorisation holders are obliged to supply data on the exact amount of product placed on the Swedish market. A form is sent to the authorisation holders specifying the products for which data must be given. The amount active substance is calculated based on this information and the concentration of that active substance given as a condition in the authorisation. The different forms of an active substance are then recalculated to be comparable to the approved form. The most common recalculation is from the salt form of an active substance to the equivalent amount acid.

9.7.1. Metadata completeness - rate

None.

9.7.2. Metadata - consultations

Swedish official statistics on active substances in all types of pesticides, both plant protection products and biocial products, is published each year from mid 1980ties. The data published may be downloaded from the web and we have limited information on users of the statistics.
Sweden is a small market with few suppliers and only a few products containing a particular substance. Most of the data on active substance in plant protection products is confidential and can therefore only bee made available publicly in aggregated form.


10. Cost and Burden Top

No further costs.


11. Confidentiality Top
11.1. Confidentiality - policy

A value is not given if the data is based on the information given by fewer actors than three (3).

11.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400)


12. Comment Top

No further comments.


Related metadata Top


Annexes Top