Fungicides China News 1302 (12 issues per year)

Published: February, 2013
Price: US $3,564
Pages: 28
Editor Notes

In 2012, China’s pesticide industry witnessed a sound recovery both in production and export. In detail, the total output of pesticide technical amounted to about 3.55 million tonnes, up 19.0% year on year. However, the output of fungicide technical suffered a decline of 7.1% year on year to around 143,893 tonnes.

As to export business, China exported about 897,400 tonnes of pesticides in 2012, increasing by 12.7% year on year. Unfortunately, Chinese export business of fungicides decreased by about 8.5% year on year to 70,532 tonnes. It is worth noting that some conventional fungicides, such as carbendazim, mancozeb, chlorothalonil and tebuconazole performed worse in 2012, which negatively impacted the development of several domestic leading manufacturers.

As well known, the tide of M&A kept on going in China in 2011 and 2012. Moreover, it will still go on for a large number of agrochemical companies in 2013 to survive and develop better in the intense competition inside domestic pesticide market. It is not hard to see that M&A reflects a strategic transformation in the traditional conception of competition and it has become an effective mechanism of enterprise reorganization and capitalism redistribution.


Ex-factory price of azoxystrobin technical in China has begun to rally since late Dec. 2012 mainly due to the overseas demand increase and the low stocks among leading domestic manufacturers.

2011-2012 field efficacy tests for 11 new fungicide AIs were launched, which will greatly improve the prevention and control level of crop diseases in China.

Huifeng Agrochemical’s 1,000t/a epoxiconazole technical production line is being put into operation, which will greatly push up its 2013 performance.

On 19 Jan., 2013, MIIT released the first batch of agrochemical companies’ takeover and merger in China in 2013.

Qingdao Hailir is now applying for the registration of cyazofamid 20% SC to fight against cucumber downy mildew.

Sinochem Agro launched flumorph•pyraoxystrobin 25% SC in domestic market, which will bring up its fungicide performance to a certain extent in 2013.

China’s import of fungicides performed well in the whole year of 2012–import volume rising on one hand and average import price climbing on the other hand; on the contrary, China’s export business of fungicides suffered decline to varying degrees in terms of export volume, value as well as price.

China’s export volume of chlorothalonil technical dropped by 21.77% year on year in the first ten months of 2012, but that of chlorothalonil formulations recorded a rise of 3.70% year on year in the meantime.

Langtai Biotech successfully develops a new formula of azoxystrobin 80% WG, the biggest content azoxystrobin formulation in China so far.

Zibo Wanchang obtains two invention patent certificates on azoxystrobin preparation method, which will further enhance its core competitiveness.

Dimethomorph registration in China soared in 2012 as more and more agrochemical companies get interested in this morpholine fungicide.

267 agrochemical companies obtained 661 new registrations (not including update of old ones) of fungicide formulations in China in 2012.

Ex-factory price of azoxystrobin technical rallies
Epoxiconazole to greatly push up Huifeng Agrochemical’s 2013 performance
First batch of merged agrochemical companies released in China in 2013
Qingdao Hailir applying for first domestic registration of cyazofamid
Sinochem Agro launches new fungicide product: flumorph•pyraoxystrobin 25% SC
Chinese fungicides Imp. & Exp. analysis in 2012
Export volume of chlorothalonil technical drops in the first ten months of 2012
Langtai Biotech successfully develops formula of azoxystrobin 80% WG
Zibo Wanchang obtains two patents on azoxystrobin preparation method
Dimethomorph registration soars in China in 2012
New fungicide formulation registrations in 2012
Price update in Feb. 2013


Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd., Qingdao Hailir Chemicals Co., Ltd., Sinochem Agro Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Langtai Biotech Co., Ltd., Zibo Wanchang Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

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