Brazil agchem imports rising steeply
Brazil has increased its volume imports of pesticides by almost a third in the first five months of this year compared to the same period in 2007, according to the Brazilian agrochemical industry trade union, the Sindag. Imports of all agrochemicals were up by 31.3% to 70,905 tonnes. The herbicide segment rose strongly and accounted for more than two-thirds of imports. The most imported active ingredient was glyphosate.