Syngenta's 3rd-qauter agrochemical sales up
Strong sales across all regions and product categories boosted Syngenta's crop protection sales by 19.4% to $1,436 million in the third quarter of 2007. At constant exchange rates (CER), third-quarter sales rose by 16%. Third-quarter fungicide sales increased by 28% at CER due to higher demand in major markets, following Europe's "exceptional" disease pressure in fruit and vegetables. Non-selective herbicides were 36% ahead at CER and selective herbicide sales were 9% higher. Insecticide sales were up by 5% at CER, compared with last year's weak performance.