China’s agchem exports down in November
China’s pesticide exports were valued at Yuan 2,639 million ($426 million at the current rate) in November 2014, an 11.8% drop on the same month in the previous year, reports the China Crop Protection Industry Association. The data come from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, and are based on a total 843 Chinese pesticide exporters, divided between 713 exporters of chemical pesticides and 130 biopesticide companies. Biopesticide exports were down 13.7% in November last year to Yuan 60 million ($10 million). Eleven-month pesticide exports increased by 2.7% to Yuan 33,920 million ($5,479 million), while biopesticide exports fell 3.1% to Yuan 723 million ($117 million).