Highlight

•  Export volume and value both dropped for the first time in recent 5 years 
•  Proportion of techincal export continuously went down while formulation stepped ahead
•  Top 30 exported pesticides ranked by value in 2015 disclosed
•  Top 10 pesticides with export value surpassed $ 100 million accounted 38% of the total export value, withglyphosate still ranked No.1
•  Top 10 pesticides with export value grew most rapidly in 2015
•  Top 10 pesticides with export value dropped most rapidly in 2015
•  Top 10 export destination of China pesticide in 2015

The 10th China Pesticide Industry Development International Forum hosted by CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry was held in Shanghai in 8, March. At the conference, Zhang Wenjun, the director of ICAMA international communication and service department released the data of China pesticide import & export situation in 2015. According to him, China has experienced for the first time in 5 years the rundown of both pesticide import and export, of which export volume and value decreased 8.06% and 16.87% to 1,509,500 tons and $ 7.283 billion respectively, import volume and value down by 14.21% and 8.88% to 57,600 tons and $ 678 million.

Proportion of techincal export continuously went down

Year
Volume
(tons)
YOY Percentage
Value
($ million)
YOY Percentage
2011 654,000   46.42% 3,919   63.22%
2012 742,600 13.55% 46.43% 5,121 30.66% 65.12%
2013 629,300 -15.26% 38.80% 5,082 -0.75% 59.63%
2014 616,800 -1.98% 37.57% 5,028 -1.06% 57.40%
2015 54.56 -11.54% 36.15% 42.61 -15.27% 58.50%

 


Proportion of formulation export rising continuously

Year
 Volume
(tons)
YOY Percentage
Value
($ million)
YOY Percentage
2011 754,800   53.58% 2,280   36.78%
2012 856,800 13.52% 53.57% 2,742 20.30% 34.88%
2013 992,700 15.86% 61.20% 3,441 25.47% 40.37%
2014 1024,900 3.25% 62.43% 3,732 8.46% 42.60%
 2015 963,800 -5.96% 63.85% 3,022 -19.02% 41.50%

 


The top 10 pesticides ranked by export value in 2015 are: glyphosate (glyphosate -isopropylammonium included), paraquat, imidacloprid, clethodim, chlorpyrifos, atrazine, dicamba, abamectin, sulfentrazone, chlorothalonil, thiodicarb, acephate, tebuconazole, chlorantraniliprole, 2,4-D, albendazole, glufosinate-P, azoxystrobin, mancozeb, bifenthrin, emamectin, cartap, lambda-cyhalothrin, fipronil, 2,4-D methyl amine salt, propiconazole, fomesafen, picloram, haloxyfop-P-methyl, acetamiprid, with half of which recorded both going down of export volume and value. The top 30 exported pesticide totaled at $ 4.249 billion and 1,067,000 tons that accounting for 58.3% and 70.7% respectively for all the pesticide exported this year. Exported value of glyphosate , imidacloprid and atrazine dropped twice the number than that of export volume. In the case of paraquat, export value dropped significantly even the volume increased. 

Top 10 pesticide with export value surpassed $ 100 million

No.
Product
 Volume
(tons)
YOY Percentage
Value
($ million)
YOY Percentage
1
Glyphosate
526400
-14.53%
34.87%
1,273
-39.24%
17.48%
2
Paraquat
181400
22.75%
12.02%
443
-15.79%
6.09%
3
Imidacloprid
21700
-7.86%
1.43%
224
-29.34%
3.08%
4
Clethodim
16800
52.42%
1.11%
144
47.07%
1.98%
5
Chlorpyrifos
27200
-24.71%
1.80%
133
-27.47%
1.83%
6
Atrazine
40800
-14.95%
2.70%
120
-30.49%
1.65%
7
Dicamba
7500
16.51%
0.49%
117
5.55%
1.60%
8
Abamectin
10400
8.18%
0.69%
109
49.15%
1.50%
9
Sulfentrazone
4000
11.98%
0.27%
106
9.46%
1.46%
10
Chlorothalonil
24600
13.45%
1.63%
100
19.38%
1.37%
-
 -
860800
- 
57.01%
2,769
 -
38.04%

 
Top 10 pesticides with export value grew most rapidly in 2015
No.
Product
Value
($ million)
YOY
Percentage
1
Emamectin benzoate
21.95
276.50%
0.30%
2
Hexazinone
25.24
60.25%
0.35%
3
Chlorfenapyr
16.7
53.21%
0.23%
4
Glufosinate-P
78.88
50.33%
1.08%
5
Abamectin
108.97
49.15%
1.50%
6
Clethodim
144.13
47.07%
1.98%
7
Imazameth
15.61
32.63%
0.21%
8
Prodiamine
39.63
31.70%
0.54%
9
Pendimethalin
37.35
29.42%
0.51%
10
Haloxyfop-P-methyl
50.81
25.77%
0.70%

 


Top 10 pesticides with export value dropped most rapidly in 2015

No.
Product
Value
($ million)
YOY
Percentage
1 Rich-d-trans allethrin 14.92 -55.15% 0.20%
2 Acephate 94.6 -54.38% 1.30%
3 Metamitron 18.66 -51.93% 0.26%
4 Clopyralid 21.29 -51.12% 0.29%
5 Metribuzin 43.38 -43.09% 0.60%
6 Carbofuran 28.3 -41.52% 0.39%
7 Glyphosate 1,272.65 -39.24% 17.48%
8 Pretilachlor 18.55 -37.56% 0.25%
9 Dichlorvos 20.46 -36.22% 0.28%
10 Methomyl 97.28 -33.15% 1.34%

 

Pesticide export destination of China covered more than 180 countries and districts in 2015, with over 20 countries’ export value surpassed $ 100 million, amounted 1,011,000 tons and $ 5.18 billion in volume and value, making up 67.0% and 71.1% of the total. These countries are (ranged by value): US, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Israel, Russia, Nigeria, Columbia, South Africa, Japan, France, Turkey, Belgium, Singapore, Mexico, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Export value of 19 countries suffered negative growth expect for Australia, Russia, France, Belgium and Mexico. The volume and value of pesticide exported to US and Brazil recorded 236,000 tons and $ 1.6 billion respectively, accounting for 15.9% and 21.9% of all the pesticide exported overseas from China.

Top 10 export destination of China pesticide in 2015

No.
Country
Value
($ million)
YOY
Percentage
1
US
977.64
-1.56%
13.42%
2
Brazil
617.56
-26.57%
8.48%
3
Australia
394.72
1.89%
5.42%
4
Argentina
308.58
-35.20%
4.24%
5
Vietnam
298.62
-14.86%
4.10%
6
Thailand
258.97
-17.04%
3.56%
7
India
247.46
-19.88%
3.40%
8
Indonesia
242.28
-29.36%
3.33%
9
Pakistan
186.69
-12.73%
2.56%
10
Nigeria
163.96
-43.49%
2.25%
-
-
3,696.48
-
50.76%

 


Peticide import in recent 5 years

Year
Volume
YOY
Value($ million)
YOY
2011
43,900
 -
521
- 
2012
53,500
21.8%
564
8.2%
2013
62,200
16.3%
698
23.8%
2014
67,200
7.9%
745
6.7%
2015
57,600
-14.2%
678
-8.9%

 

For 5 years, pesticide import volume and value keep between 50,000 and 70,000 tons and $ 500-750 million with the first 3 years grew rather rapidly while the later 2 years slowed down and in 2015 dropped to negative growth.

Import pesticide categories in 2015

Year
Category
Volume
Percentage
Value($ million)
Percentage
2015
Herbicide
1.93
33.5%
1.56
22.9%
2015
Insecticide
1.49
25.9%
2.07
30.6%
2015
Fungicide
2.29
39.8%
2.96
43.3%
2015
Rodenticide
0.01
0.1%
0.0026
0.04%
2015
PGR
0.04
0.7%
0.21
3.1%

 


In all three major categories, fungicide ranked first with export value of $ 294 million, making up 43.3% of total export value. Insecticide and herbicide exported $ 207 million and 156 million in 2015, making up 30.6% and 22.9% of the total respectively.