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Apr. 30, 2012

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Apr. 30, 2012

According to Customs, China imported 16,000 tons of pesticides in the first quarter of 2012 with a value of $110 million, 8.1% and 22.1% up year on year respectively at an average price of $6,896/ton. Among them, insecticides import reached 2,499 tons, 16.5% up year on year at an average price of $9,825/ton; fungicides import reached 3,439 tons, 5% down at an average price of $7,966/ton; herbicides, anti-sprouting and plant growth regulators import reached 8,748 tons, 15.4% up at an average price of $5,834/ton.

               China Pesticide Import Volume in 1Q 2012 (tones)
Category
Import Volume
Retail Packing
Non-Retail Packing
Insecticide
2499↑16.5%
497↓3.3%
2002↑22.7%
Fungicide
3439↓5%
41↑338%
3397↓5.9%
Herbicide, anti-sprouting and plant growth regulator
8748↑15.4%
4717↑3.5%
(herbicide only
4026↑36.2%
herbicide only
Source of Information: China Customs

United State is the main source of import of insecticides, which supplied 1,059 tons of insecticides to China accounting for 42.4% of China’s total import. By comparison, fungicides import source varies, with Germany, US and France rank to be the 3 leading countries of supply. In the first quarter of 2012, China imported fungicides of 679 tons, 587 tons and 399 tons respectively from the above 3 countries accounting for 48.4% of the total import of such kind; Malaysia is the main source of import of herbicides, anti-sprouting and plant growth regulators, being 4,834 tons accounting for 55.3% of the total import volume.
Source: AgroNews

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