Brazilian agchem market slips back
The Brazilian pesticide market fell by 5.9% to $6,640 million in 2009, according to the national generic agrochemical industry association, the Aenda. That compares with the $6,559 million calculated by the major market compiler, the agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindag ( Agrow No 584, p 15). The Aenda estimates indicate that Syngenta and Bayer CropScience maintain the leading positions in the Brazilian market and FMC has moved up into the top four. The leading Aenda associate in the market was Consagro as the 17th major supplier with revenues of some $28 million, the association says. Consagro is followed by associates, Prentiss, Fersol and, each posting sales above $20 million followed by Rotam at around $19 million. Aenda’s figures on company sales are unaudited.