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Nov. 24, 2015

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Japan agchem sales down 2% in FY 2015

Japanese agrochemical sales fell by 1.9% to 337,443 million yen ($2,733.3 million at the current rate) in the fiscal year of 2015 ended September 30th 2015, according to the Japan Crop Protection Association (JCPA). Sales volume also dropped by 4.6% to 186,581 tons.
 
Sales in volume and value of all categories were down to some degree. Insecticides were the biggest section in sales volume, down by 8.3% to 63,059 tons, while sales in value dipped by 4.0% to 98,424 million yen (($ 797.2 million). Herbicides were the biggest category in sales value, slipped by 2.0% to 116,683 million yen (($ 945.1 million), sales volume was down by 1.8% to 60,382 tons. Sales in volume and value of fungicides were down by 3.2% and 0.1% to 37,952 tons and 74,840 million yen (($ 606.2 million), respectively. Insecticides/fungicides mixtures decreased by 2.8% and 0.8% in volume and value to 20,332 tons and 37,612 million yen (($ 304.7 million), respectively.
 
Sales of the paddy-field application category were down by 4.4% to 120,834 million yen ($ 978.8 million) and volume decreased by 7.7% to 63,261 tons. Almost half of herbicides were used for paddy crops. Sales for vegetable/upland farms application posted a 1.3% decrease to 119,138 million yen (($ 965 million), just a little less than paddy section. Sales for fruit trees application fell 0.9% at 49,779 million yen (($ 403.2 million), and volume was down by 4.1% to 18,673 tons.

Japanese agrochemical sales in fiscal year 20151
Category
Volume
(tons/kL)
annual
change%
Value
(¥ mn)
annual
change%
Paddy fields
Insecticides
11,682
-15.9
12,949
-10.8
Fungicides
6,547
-4.8
10,351
-5.3
Insecticides/fungicides
15,005
-5.2
32,711
-1.7
Herbicides
30,028
-5.9
64,824
-4.3
Subtotal
63,261
-7.7
120,834
-4.4
Fruit trees
Insecticides
7,657
-8.9
22,092
-2.7
Fungicides
6,228
-1.2
19,662
+0.8
Insecticides/fungicides
518
+3.2
362
+3.4
Herbicides
4,270
+0.4
7,663
-0.4
Subtotal
18,673
-4.1
49,779
-0.9
Vegetables/upland farms
Insecticides
40,149
-6.6
56,427
-3.4
Fungicides
24,164
-3.5
38,765
-0.7
Insecticides/fungicides
2,371
+4.0
2,822
+7.7
Herbicides
10,914
+2.1
21,124
+2.5
Subtotal
77,598
-4.2
119,138
-1.3
Other uses2
Insecticides
3,571
+2.0
6,956
+0.8
Fungicides
1,013
+2.9
6,062
+11.2
Insecticides/fungicides
2,438
+6.0
1,717
+2.9
Herbicides
15,170
+3.9
23,072
+0.3
Subtotal
22,192
+3.8
37,808
+2.1
Total
Insecticides
63,059
-8.3
98,424
-4.0
Fungicides
37,952
-3.2
74,840
-0.1
Insecticides/fungicides
20,332
-2.8
37,612
-0.8
Herbicides
60,382
-1.8
116,683
-2.0
Subtotal
181,725
-4.5
327,559
-2.1
Other sections3
Plant growth regulators
1,388
-10.6
5,097
-4.7
Rodenticides
30
+11.1
37
-7.5
Adjuvants
3,377
-4.3
2,998
-0.4
Others
63
+16.7
1,752
+52.3
Subtotal
4,858
-5.9
9,884
+3.5
 Final Total
186,581
-4.6
337,443
-1.9
1 Fiscal year 2015 extends from October 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015.
Other uses: non-agricultural , forest, garden, golf
Other sections: including plant growth regulators, rodenticides, adjuvants and biopesticides
Source: Japan Crop Protection Association (JCPA)

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