China's agchem exports up in Q1
China’s agrochemical exports increased by 30% in value terms during the first quarter of 2011 to $635.5 million, compared with the same period last year. Volumes also increased significantly, up by 23.8% to 205,756 tonnes. The data were published by the Chinese Customs Department through the national newspaper, the AgriGoods Herald. Pesticide imports during the period amounted to 16,397 tonnes, decreasing by 4.1%, while import values increased by 17.3% to $150 million. The rise in the value of imports was attributed to higher prices. China's 2010 export volumes were up by 14.3% to 1.2 million tonnes, at a value of $4,848 million, an increase of 13.8% on the previous year ( Agrow No 613, pp 18-19).