Americas boost Syngenta in Q1
Double-digit sales gains in North America and Latin America boosted Syngenta’s crop protection sales by 9.2% to $3,125 million in the first quarter of 2013. Revenues grew by about 10% at constant exchange rates (CER). The company’s herbicide and seed care businesses posted double-digit increases, while fungicides and insecticides saw modest gains. “Business momentum was sustained in the first quarter of 2013 despite adverse weather in March delaying northern hemisphere plantings,” says chief executive officer Mike Mack.