Every year, the Federal Public Service of Public Health publishes general data on the Belgian biocidal products market. As of this year, there is a new, user-friendly tool to view the biocidal products market data in detail.
Interactive Annual Report of the Belgian Biocides Market 2017-2021
Every year, the Federal Public Service of Public Health publishes general data on the Belgian biocidal products market. As of this year, there is a new, user-friendly tool to view the biocidal products market data in detail. The impact of the corona pandemic on the market has translated into higher declared quantities of biocidal products, mainly in human hygiene biocidal products in 2020 and to a lesser extent in 2021.
The FPS has data on the annual quantities of biocidal products placed on the market, which the industry must report annually by 31 January. These data allow to monitor the biocidal products market with quantitative information on biocidal products and active substances. Since 2013, data on the biocidal products market have been offered in an interactive way. The updated report with data from 2017 to 2021 can now be consulted online.
The annual report consists of 2 major sections, on products and active substances. The data can be consulted with graphs. The data can be viewed by group (disinfectants; preservatives; pesticides and other biocides), by product type, according to product distribution (closed/free circuit) or user category (general public/professional users).
The corona crisis explains the sharp increase in the quantities of biocidal products on the market in 2020 (4.5 times more for human hygiene disinfectants or 'PT1'). The figures for 2021 are lower than for 2020, but still higher than before the corona crisis.
The report does not include information on the temporary authorisations and registrations issued under the corona crisis. The temporary authorisations and registrations no longer apply.
For more information, please contact the Biocides Helpdesk by e-mail (email@example.com).