Glyphosate tops China’s herbicide production growth
Glyphosate remained the leading herbicide in terms of production and sales in the first six months of 2012, according to figures collected from the Chinese Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA). Production of the active ingredient was up 74.1% to 203,365.5 tonnes, while sales rose by 80.2% to 177,656.8 tonnes. The first-half glyphosate output almost touched the entire production figure of 231,700 tonnes for the ai in 2011 ( Agrow No 634, p 17). The figures are based on statistics from China's “major domestic producers” and therefore do not accurately depict the country's total production or sales figures.