Australia issues interim agchem sales
Australian pesticide sales amounted to at least Aus$2,282.4 million (US$2,089.6 million at the current rate) in the 12 months to June 30th 2013. Herbicides accounted for over half (55.2%) of total sales at Aus$1,258.8 million (US$1,152.5 million). Insecticides and fungicides followed with Aus$348.6 million (US$319.2 million) and Aus$169.6 million (US$155.3 million), respectively. The interim figures released by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) cover sales declarations received by November 29th 2013 and account for 98.8% of products. The APVMA expects to issue final sales figures for fiscal 2013 in March 2014. Total pesticide sales for fiscal 2012 amounted to Aus$2,474.2 million (US$2,265.2 million - Agrow No 658, p 16).