Chinese Q2 agchem exports up 6%
China’s agrochemical exports edged up 5.5% to $420 million in the second quarter of 2010. Volumes dipped by 0.7% on the same period last year to 142,000 tonnes. The data were published by the Chinese Customs Department in the national newspaper, the AgriGoods Herald. They reveal that the average export price for the period was $2,941/tonne. First-quarter exports were valued at $490 million, up 25.8% year-on-year ( Agrow No 568, p 22). Imports for the period were up in volume and value terms, to 15,000 tonnes (+24.1%) and $140 million (+37.4%), at an average price of $9,552/tonne.