German market flat in 2010
Sales of agrochemicals in Germany were largely flat in 2010, dipping slightly by 0.6% to €1,255 million ($1,797 million at the current rate), according to the German agrochemical industry association, the IVA. The decline was more noticeable in exports, which dropped by 4.7% to €2,835 million ($4,060 million). Total sales of IVA members (including domestic and export sales) decreased by 3.5% to €4,090 million ($5,857 million). This was the second consecutive year of a 3.5% decline after total sales rose by 13.4% in 2008 ( Agrow No 568, p 13).