Brazil agchem imports up 14% this year
Imports of pesticides into Brazil rose by 14.3% to $2,506 million in the year to October 1st 2011, according to the Ministry of Development and Foreign Trade, the MDIC. Formulated products made up 69.8% of the imports, similar to the previous 12 months (69%). However, the proportion of formulated products among all such imports has almost doubled since 2005. They made up just 36% of imports that year, and had risen almost three-fold in the six years of the reported period.