Huapont-Nutrichem on top in Chinese agchem sales ranking
The newly merged Chinese agrochemical company, Huapont-Nutrichem, has topped the Chinese agrochemical company sales ranking compiled by the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA). Huapont-Nutrichem posted annual pesticide sales of Yuan 3,030 million ($494 million at the current rate) in 2012 to lead the CCPIA's 2013 ranking of the top 100 pesticide companies based on 2012 sales. It was released during the AgrochemEx 2013 conference in Shanghai this month. Zhejiang Wynca Chemical had topped both the 2012 and 2011 rankings (Agrow No 651, p 17), before falling into second place this year with sales of Yuan 2,830 million ($462 million).