Market Overview

Insecticides News - China, 2018 -


The "Insecticides
China News"
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Coverage 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, and expert commentary from
industry insiders.

In April, China's ex-works prices of technical insecticides remained
stable but still high, due to the high prices of raw materials and
intermediates. That of many insecticides showed a downtrend.

Hebang Bio-technology has started the development of the
huanyangchonglin project, but it is progressing slowly. Qingdao Hailir
realised YoY increases in financial results in 2017, thanks to the great
improvement in the insecticide business. Zhejiang Xinnong's financial
performance also improved due to increases in sales of chlorpyrifos TC
and formulations.

The Americas saw growing demand for imidacloprid from China in 2017.
Arysta and Meiji has signed a licensing agreement for a new insecticide,
"flupyrimin" (development code: ME5382) for use in rice protection in
India. Ukraine requires ecological assessment for insecticides and
agrochemical pesticides registration.

Key Topics Covered

Column 1 Company Dynamics

  • Bayer sees reduced insecticide sales in Brazil
  • Jiangsu Changqing benefits from increases in imidacloprid price in 2017
  • ADAMA obtains regulatory approval for flagship NIMITZ in Brazil
  • Yingde Greatchem sees YoY increase in cypermethrin export volume in
  • Jiangsu Flag to increase pesticide TC capacity
  • BSM Chemical accelerates steps in methoxyfenozide
  • Chunjiang Runtian to increase beta-cyfluthrin TC and bifenthrin TC

Column 2 Market Dynamics

  • State Council conducts work safety inspections in March
  • Hebei Province discloses pollution treatment results in 2017
  • Neonicotinoid pesticides' risks to bees confirmed by EFSA
  • China's chlorfenapyr export volume up nearly 4 folds MoM in last
  • Pest prevention and control critical to reduction in pesticide usage
  • China's insecticide export volume probable to have increased in 2017
  • China's pesticide output decreases in 2017
  • Prices of insecticides in China in March

Column 3 Registration

  • Twenty insecticides technical registered in China in Feb. 2018
  • Two pesticides LDL officially registered in China
  • 2018 sees craze for dinotefuran registration

Column 4 Policy Dynamics

  • Pesticide retailers with poor technical guidance abilities to be
    eliminated in Hainan Province
  • China carries out multiple anti-dumping investigations against
    pesticide raw materials

Column 5 Pest

  • Major pests predicted to moderately-heavily occur in Jiangsu Province
    in 2018
  • Rape aphids occur less seriously in China as of 9 March
  • Occurrence area of wheat aphids, red spider mites decrease YoY as of

Column 6 Price Update

  • Ex-works prices of major insecticides in China, 8 March, 2018
  • Shanghai Port prices of major insecticides in China, 8 March, 2018
  • FOB Shanghai prices of major insecticides in China, 8 March, 2018

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