UK market up 3% in 2009
Agrochemical sales in the UK increased by 2.5% to £513.7 million ($788.5 million at the current rate) in 2009, according to the UK Crop Protection Association (CPA). Volume sales, however, fell by 9.9%. The year posed a contrast to 2008 when value sales grew vigorously by over 15% while the volume decline was harsher at over 20% ( Agrow No 574, p 18). The numbers are based on sales of CPA members.