China details monthly herbicide production
Production of the herbicide, glyphosate, in China rose by 1.3% month-on-month in June to 18,363.1 tonnes, reports the Chinese Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA). The first such monthly figures are based on statistics from “major domestic producers”. Some 116,800 tonnes of glyphosate were manufactured during the first half of the year. Sales volumes for June fell by 10.3% month-on-month to 15,145.7 tonnes. Glyphosate prices fell 12.2% to Yuan 21,500 ($3,323 at the current rate)/tonne by the end of June ( Agrow No 620, p 19).