China’s ten-month pesticide production up 20%
China’s agrochemical production increased by 19.3% to 2.9 million tonnes in the first ten months of this year, according to data from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, as released by the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA). China produced 2.6 million tonnes of pesticides in 2011, an increase of 21.4% on the previous year ( Agrow No 637, p 25). Jiangsu province remained China’s leading region in terms of manufacturing volume, with 870,242 tonnes (+12.7%), accounting for almost a third of national production during the period. Month-to-month, Shandong province saw the largest growth in output, up 54% to 77,245 tonnes in October.