FMC agchem sales up 16% in Q2
Higher sales in the Americas and Asia boosted FMC’s agrochemical revenues by 16.4% to $293.9 million in the second quarter of 2010. Sales in North America grew due to strong demand for FMC’s proprietary herbicides and improved market conditions in some non-crop segments. The company also points to growth from recently introduced products, such as the herbicide, fluthiacet-methyl. FMC acquired the herbicide from Kumiai Chemical in June, but has been selling it in the US, as Cadet, since 2008 ( Agrow No 594, p 2).