Brazil proprietary agchem market buoyant in 2010
Sales of proprietary pesticide products in Brazil rose by almost a quarter in 2010 as farmers showed a stronger preference for such products, according to a study from the agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindag. Proprietary product sales were up by 23.1% to $4,204 million, and accounted for 57.6% of agrochemical sales last year. That compares with a 51.5% share of the 2009 market. Generic product sales dipped slightly to $3,100 million.