China’s four-month exports up 23%
China’s agrochemical trade was in good health in the first four months of 2014, according to data from China’s General Administration of Customs Statistics and reported by the China Crop Protection Industry Association. Export values increased by almost a quarter (23.2%) during the period to $1,557 million, while volumes were up 15.3% to 450,000 tonnes. Imports also saw value growth, albeit more muted, increasing 5.6% to $312 million during the January-April period. Import volumes grew by 16.7% to 36,000 tonnes. The top three export destinations were Africa at 125,300 tonnes, the Asian trading bloc, the ASEAN (117,800 tonnes), and Latin America (74,500 tonnes).