China’s eight-month agchem trade shows continued growth
In the first eight months of 2013, China's agrochemical exports were valued at $2,576 million, an increase of 35.0% on the same period last year, according to figures from the country's General Administration of Customs and reported by the China Crop Protection Industry Association. Export volumes increased by 27.4% to 779,000 tonnes. Herbicide exports were the largest category, valued at $1,640 million during the eight-month period, with some 543,700 tonnes exported. A total 157,300 tonnes of insecticides were exported, valued at $619 million. The smallest major category, fungicides, increased 10.9% in value terms to $257 million, inching up in volume terms by 1.2% to 49,200 tonnes.