Argentine province sees agchem sales fall
Sales of agricultural inputs including pesticides in a major Argentine province have dived some 30% so far this year, according to newswire AgroSouth News. It does not quantify the drop in agrochemical sales alone. The fall has come in Buenos Aires. AgroSouth cited the pesticide and seed distributors’ chamber, the Cedasaba, which claims that weather conditions, commodity prices and higher costs have impacted sales. The country’s economic woes are also weighing on the sector, it reportedly adds. The Argentine pesticide market grew by some 3% last year to almost $2.3 billion (Agrow No 689, p 18).