Australia releases interim agchem sales
Australian pesticide sales rose to at least Aus$2,486.7 million (US$2,590.8 million at the current rate) in the year ended June 30th 2012. The interim figures released by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) cover sales declarations received by November 19th and account for 97.4% of products. The APVMA expects to issue final sales figures for fiscal 2012 in March 2013. Total pesticide sales for fiscal 2011 amounted to Aus$2,420.6 million (US$2,522 million – Agrow No 635, p 15).