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May. 23, 2017

Chinese biopesticide development status and export situation analysis

On May 17, the 8th Biopesticide Development and Application Exchange Conference was held in Qingdao, as sponsored by the China Association of Pesticide Development and Application (CAPDA) and co-sponsored by Qingdao Russell IPM Biotech Ltd.
 
At the conference, China’s biopesticide registration status and export situation of 2016 was discussed and analyzed.
 
Small proportion of Biopesticides
 
There are currently some 260 biopesticide enterprises in China, accounting for 10 percent of China’s total pesticide enterprises. China’s annual output of biopesticide formulations is approximately 14,000 tons, which amounts to Yuan4 billion and accounts for 11 percent of the total pesticide output and 11 percent of total pesticide value. In developed countries, such as North America and European countries, the use of biopesticide usually accounts for 30 percent of total pesticides in a country.
 
At present, China’s biopesticide development has moved into a relatively rapid growing stage, where a number of biopesticide varieties of proprietary intellectual property rights have emerged, such as Ningnanmycin, Shenqinmycin, Atailing, etc.
 
Limited varieties of registered biopesticide 
 
As per Chinese Pesticide Registration Watch, up until December 31, 2016, a total of 35,600 varieties of pesticide formulations were registered in China, covering 670 kinds of active ingredients, including 3,575 biopesticide formulations (inclusive of antibiotics), covering 105 kinds of active ingredients. The number of biopesticide formulation registrations and the number of active ingredients involved accounted for 10 percent and 15.7 percent, respectively, of that of pesticide.

 
From the registered active ingredients, it could be seen that China’s biopesticide registrations were still concentrated on antibiotics represented by Abamectin. Up to the end of 2016, a total of 2,279 agricultural antibiotic products were registered, accounting for 64 percent of total biopesticide registrations, which included 1,649 abamectin products, accounting for almost half of the total biopesticide registrations (46 percent). The fact reveals a very limited variety of registered biopesticides.
 
China’s Biopesticide Registration Status by the End of 2016 (active ingredients classified)
Category
Number of Active Ingredient
Number of Product
Microbial pesticide
39
471
Biochemical pesticide
28
581
Natural enemy
2
4
Botanical pesticide
25
240
Farm antibiotics
13
2279

To be stricter, agricultural antibiotics are not regarded as biopesticides, neither are they acknowledged by the international market. Therefore, biopesticide development in China would be deeply embarrassed if antibiotics are taken out.

New Biopesticide Varieties Registered in 2016
Active Ingredient
Category
Target
Metarhiziumanisopliae CQMa421
Fungal microorganism
Rice plant hopper, rice leaf roller;
Coniothyrium minitans CGMCC8325
Fungal microorganism
Sclerotinia rot of colza
Bacillus methylotro-phicus LW-6
Bacterial microorganism
Citrus canker, xanthomonas, oryzicola, cucumber angular leaf spot
sophora alopecuroids alkaloid
Botanical
Cabbage aphid
D-limonene
Botanical
Bemisia tabaci 
terpinen-4-ol
Botanical
Powdery mildew of strawberry, early blight of tomato

Declined Biopesticide Export Volume and Value
 
According to ICAMA, China exported approximately 3,000 tons of biopesticides in 2016, with a value of $46.93 million, being 31.59 percent and 40.63 percent down respectively over 2015. The pesticide export volume and export value of 2016 was 1.3725 million tons and $5.616 billion, where biopesticide export volume and export value accounted for respectively 0.2 percent and 0.8 percent only. The proportion of biopesticide exports is minimal, which can be even ignored. This situation absolutely does not match the position of China as a prime pesticide export country.
 
China’s Biopesticide Export in 2011-2016
Year
Volumetons
Change
Value( $ million)
Change
2011
3,313
-
50,44
-
2012
4,913
48.29%
65,10
29.06%
2013
4,235
-13.80%
62,90
-3.38%
2014
5,523
30.41%
82,95
31.88%
2015
4,485
-18.79%
79,05
-4.70%
2016
3,068
-31.59%
46,93
-40.63%

China’s Major Biopesticide Export Varieties in 2016 (Top 10)
Rank
Category
Volumetons
Value$ million
1
Diethyltoluamide
909
5,33
2
Bacillus thuringiensisvar.israelesis
425
2,69
3
Kasugamycin
388
1,76
4
Bacillus thuringiensis
359
2,58
5
Matrine
331
1,96
6
Ningnanmycin
176
93
7
Gibberellic acid
165
23,17
8
Validamycin
59
13
9
Muscalure
56
95
10
Polyoxins
32
22

Major Destinations of China’s Biopesticide Export in 2016 (Top 10)
Rank
Country
Volumetons
Value$ million
1
Vietnam
522
5,27
2
Brazil
374
2,39
3
Cuba
251
1,71
4
India
206
3,75
5
US
155
10,58
6
Angola
144
79
7
Peru
128
1,27
8
Pakistan 
114
86
9
Indonesia
113
1,08
10
Colombia 
109
82


To know more details about China’s biopesticide registration, please click China Pesticide Registration Watch. 

Also, the database will provide you:

- 30000+ registration leads with detailed specification and application information
- 2000+ registrants with detailed business profile and contact information
- 1500+ GLP information available for inquiry
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