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Oct. 8, 2018

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Brazil commercialized almost 540,000 tons of formulated agrochemicals in 2017


By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
 
A total of 539,945 tons of formulated agrochemicals were sold in Brazil in 2017, according to semi-annual reports sent by companies to Ibama, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources.  Brazil also registered the sale of 208,535 tons of so-called "technical products".
 
Of the total of formulated products marketed, according to the Ibama report, no less than 438,181 tons come from domestic production. Another 128,064 tons were imported, and Brazil sold only 8,837 tons abroad.

Formulated agrochemicals were sold in Brazil in 2017

Unit of measurement = tons of active ingredient (AI)

Category

Quantity (tons, AI)

Proportion (%)

Herbicide

315,573.38

58.45

Fungicide

65,114.91

12.06

Insecticide

54,544.00

10.10

Insecticide, Acaricide

34,369.41

6.37

Acaricide, Fungicide

25,437.24

4.71

Adjuvant

21,301.82

3.95

Acaricide

7,931.86

1.47

Spreading

3,799.63

0.70

Insecticide, Acaricide, Fungicide

2,778.99

0.51

Insecticide, Acaricide, Adjuvant

2,196.72

0.41

Growth regulator

2,112.01

0.39

Insecticide, Fungicide

1,300.87

0.24

Fungicide, Bactericide

1,014.43

0.19

Insecticide, Cupinicide

775.78

0.14

Adjuvant, Insecticide

579.44

0.11

Insecticide, Nematicide

546.84

0.10

Fungicide, Formicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Nematicide

391.65

0.07

Seed protector

126.35

0.02

Formicide

25.32

0.00

Formicide, Insecticide

24.19

0.00

Molluscicide

0.11

0.00

TOTAL

539,944.95

100.00

 
Among the technical products, 71,669 tons were produced in Brazil, while 199,375 tons were purchased from foreign markets. Still, 8,503 tons of agrochemicals manufactured in the country were exported, according to the Institute, which is linked to the Ministry of the Environment.
 
Last year, 126 companies that registered products as "Chemicals and Biochemicals" sent semi-annual reports of agrochemicals to Ibama. A total of 6,356 reports were received, including 2,465 about technical products and 3,891 regarding formulations. There was an increase in the number of reports received in 2017, compared to 2016, because of new registrations granted. It is estimated that in 2017, 259 newly formulated products were registered, according to data extracted from the Ibama Agrochemicals System.
 
The formulated product reports cover some 329 active ingredients. Of this total, 88 will have commercial values corresponding to trademarks whose active ingredients have at least three companies that have registrations. The 88 active ingredients corresponded to a total sale of 487,500 tons in the domestic market, representing 90% of the total value of sales of active ingredients in 2017, corresponding to 539,944.95 tons.

Top 10 best-selling pesticides in Brazil - 2017

Unit of measurement = tons of active ingredient (AI)

Ranking

Product

Quantity (tons, AI)

1

Glyphosate and its salts

173,150.75

2

2,4-D

57,389.35

3

Mancozeb

30,815.09

4

Acephate

27,057.66

5

Mineral oil

26,777.62

6

Atrazine

24,730.90

7

Vegetable oil

13,479.17

8

Paraquat dichloride

11,756.39

9

Imidacloprid

9,364.57

10

Copper oxychloride

7,443.62

 

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