Nov. 12, 2019
In the first three quarters of 2019, the technical production of China’s chemical pesticides was 1.511 million tons, down 20% year on year. Compared to the same period last year, the technical production of chemical pesticides was down in all the months between January and September. As the largest chemical pesticide technical production province in China, the cumulative output of Jiangsu Province in the first three quarters was 468,100 tons, accounting for 30.98% of China’s total output, which was 25% down versus the first three quarters of last year.
The top ten provinces of China's chemical pesticide production in the first three quarters of 2019 (000 tons)
In the first three quarters of 2019, the top 10 chemical pesticide technical production provinces were Jiangsu, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Hubei, Shandong, Henan, Anhui, Hebei, Inner Mongolia and Guangxi.
Jiangsu Province is a major chemical production province, especially for pesticides, dyestuffs and petrochemicals. Jiangsu has the largest number of chemical enterprises in China, with more than 4,500 chemical enterprises of a certain business scale.
The chemical pesticide industry belongs to the fine chemical industry, and China is the largest pesticide producing country in the world. In recent years, after being affected by the policy of zero growth pesticide use, the strict environmental compliance requirement, resettlement of chemical works in industrial parks and the Yangtze riverbank regulation program, the technical output of China’s pesticides started to decline from 2017. According to the current production trend this year, pesticide production is likely to decline for three consecutive years.