A detailed look at China's 2012 pesticide exports
China is one of the world's largest pesticide-producing nations. In recent history, its pesticide exports have, in the words of the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA), “expanded year after year”. The country exports to over 180 countries across the globe. According to the CCPIA, growth in 2012 was “comparatively large”, and the export of “high added-value” products such as formulations to high-end markets including the EU and US also saw a marked increase. The Association believes that this marks the gradual transformation of China's companies from suppliers of technical material to manufacturers of end-use products.