Published on the 15th every month, Herbicides China News is a monthly publication released by CCM. It offers timely update and close follow up of China’s various kind of herbicides market dynamics, analyze the market data and trends. Major columns include market dynamic, company dynamic, raw material supply, price update, import & export analysis, consumption trend & competitiveness.
Following are headline news of the latest issue of Herbicides China News:
Jiangsu Fengshan to expand nicosulfuron TC capacity to 1,000 t/a
FOB Shanghai of main herbicides in China, Jan. 8, 2014
Shanghai port prices of main herbicides in China, Jan. 8, 2014
Ex-factory prices of main herbicides in China, Jan. 8, 2014
Ex-factory prices of key herbicide raw materials in China, Jan. 8, 2014
Anhui Zhongshan Chemical is planning to construct three herbicide technical production lines with a total production capacity of 15,000t/a for simazine technical, terbuthylazine technical, prometryn technical and terbutryn technical. There will also be one intermediate production line, for 98% phthalimide, with a production capacity of 500t/a.
According to the ICAMA, there were 991 new registrations of herbicides in 2013, 156 of which were for herbicide technical (TC) and 835 were for formulations. The figure excludes renewals for old registrations.
Hentin Chem-tech marches into bio-pesticide industry
Export value of China's herbicides soars 43.7% YoY in Jan.-Nov. 2013
In 2013, the market downturn and reduced demand for acetochlor continued in China, even though it appeared to slightly rebound. In addition, the production situations of most manufacturers indicate that the market demand for acetochlor improved in late 2013.
Recently, Zhejiang Shenghua Biok has been planning to integrate its businesses. Its foreign trade platforms may be involved in the company's first integration project.
In the first ten months of 2013, China's export volume of 2,4-D witnessed a year-on-year growth of 12.04%. Specifically, the export volume of 2,4-D formulations increased by 30.59% year-on-year, while the export volume of 2,4-D technical declined by 4.19% year-on-year during this period, according to China Customs and CCM.
China's total profit of pesticide industry soars 39.1% YoY, Jan.-Oct. 2013
In the first nine months of 2013, the total export volume of clodinafop-propargyl technical and formulations in China was around 254 tonnes, with a year-on-year decline of 15.24%, according to China Customs.
Currently, although China is paying increasing attention on the restriction of hazardous solvents in pesticide ECs, Herbicide ECs still take up a large share in the herbicide market and its development will show a tendency towards environmental protection and a high content of active ingredients.
In recent years, China's development of fenoxaprop-P-ethyl has slowed or even stalled. The total production capacity of fenoxaprop-P-ethyl technical has remained at a steady level with no increase in 2009-2013. Its output and consumption only witness a slight growth in this period.
First phase of Jiangu Repont's relocation project to be completed soon
13 new registrations of herbicide TC approved in China, Nov. 2013
China's chlorsulfuron registrations to be canceled soon
China's output of herbicide TC up 8.68% YoY in Nov. 2013
China's export volume of pesticide formulations up 18.20% YoY in Jan.-Oct. 2013
Since the beginning of this year, paraquat prices have been soaring due to the short supply in China. The ex-works price of 42% paraquat TK in China has increased to USD4,908/t in early Dec. 2013 from USD2,484/t in Jan. 2013, a sharp increase of 97.58%.
In 2013, China's price of quizalofop-P-ethyl technical has maintained an upward trend, mainly due to the tight supply. There are several factors for the tight supply, which has caused the price to increase gradually.
In recent years, more and more domestic enterprises have been pursuing glufosinate-ammonium in China. Most of them believe that glufosinate-ammonium is likely to enjoy bright market prospects in the near future.
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