Argentine agchem imports 7% up in 2012
Argentine agrochemical imports rose by 6.5% to some $1,451.8 million in 2012, according to figures compiled by the animal and plant health service, the Senasa. That compares with imports totalling some $1,325.7 million two years previously (Agrow No 615, p 24). Exports amounted to some $345.3 million, the Senasa found. That reflects a mere 1.5% increase on the previous year and a fall over the two years from 2010 some $372.1 million in 2010, when overall trade had doubled in four years (Agrow ibid). The figures combine the imports and exports of formulations and active ingredients.