Argentine agchem foreign trade boom
Argentine exports of agricultural chemicals almost doubled in the first seven months of 2008, according to the Argentine market research group, IES. The figures include exports of fertilisers, which commonly are grouped with pesticides in Argentine statistics. Nevertheless, the exports of herbicides, including glyphosate, and fungicides more than doubled, rising by 158.1% and 143.8% respectively. Exports of rodenticides were also up by more than 100%. Total exports amounted to $367 million.