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The "Herbicides
China News"
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Analysis includes breaking news from China and abroad, the latest market
data (price, import & export, production, consumption, operating rates,
etc.), in-depth analysis of market trends, Chinese government policy,
performance of leading Chinese producers, M&A, new technologies, and
expert commentary from industry insiders.

Average operating rate of pesticide enterprises was not that high as
expected in China in April.

Environmental and safety inspections continued, supporting herbicide TC
price. In particular, some pesticide enterprises were implicated in
production suspension because some safety accidents occurred in
surroundings and some individual enterprises involved in environmental
pollution case. In addition, the pesticide quality random inspection
started this month, which to some extent caused tight supply and
increased prices of some technical products.

Facing huge pressure, most manufacturers strengthen self-competiveness
as a response. For instance, Lier Chemical planned to further improve
its glufosinate-ammonium formulations. Weifang Rainbow raised funds to
construct technical project to enhance production scale and market
share. Zhongshan Chemical planned to industrialise herbicide technical
and extended into fungicide sector. YONON will expand
glufosinate-ammonium technical capacity by 5,000 t/a to cement its
market position.

Key Topics Covered

Column 1 Market Analysis

  • Domestic wheat herbicide market in tight supply

Column 2 Company Dynamics

  • Nanjing Red Sun may maintain performance growth in 2018
  • Hebei Shanli to increase voice in herbicide market
  • Sevencontinent Lianyungang to start construction of 3,000 t/a
    glufosinate-ammonium TC

Column 3 Project

  • Jiangsu Tuoqiu to build new product capacity to enhance
    competitiveness and profitability
  • Zhejiang Huge Leaf's dicamba sales and output volumes down YoY in 2017
  • Sino-Agri Union's pesticide formulation business ushers in new

Column 4 Paraquat and Pyridine

  • Paraquat TK prices remain stable in March 2018
  • Pyridine prices keep falling in March 2018

Column 5 Import and Export Analysis

  • Exports of herbicide formulations record double-digit growth in 2017

Column 6 Registration

  • Twenty-four new herbicide TC registrations in China in Feb. 2018

Column 7 Policy

  • Increasingly stringent environmental regulations in China
  • Pesticide producers and dealers must be licensed by 1 Aug., 2018
  • Special inspection on pollutant discharge permits kicks off

Column 8 News in Brief

  • DowDuPont releases penoxsulam technical 'Tejie'
  • Genetic dynamic of weeds in Jiangsu's wheat fields as of end of Feb.
  • 2017 China's Top 20 Pesticide Exporters comes out
  • Cost of agricultural means of production rises significantly in spring
  • Nanjing Huazhou obtains foreign patent on herbicide for first time
  • Diuron TC supply maintains tight in March 2018

Column 9 Price Monitoring

  • Ex-works prices of key herbicide raw materials in China, 8 March, 2018
  • Ex-works prices of main herbicides in China, 8 March, 2018
  • Shanghai Port prices of main herbicides in China, 8 March, 2018
  • FOB Shanghai prices of main herbicides in China, 8 March, 2018

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