CCM: Demand for fungicides likely to increase in China in H2 2016

Publish time: 18th August, 2016      Source: CCM
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  In July 2016, the Yangtze River Basin was stricken by continuous heavy rain and floods. What's worse, in early Aug., typhoon "Nida' hit southern China. It is known that disastrous weather and warm-wet climate are favorable for the occurrence of pests and diseases. Given this, demand for fungicides and insecticides are likely to rise in the stricken areas in the short term.



  Source: Baidu


  Wang Jianwo, president of the Hunan Pests & Diseases Control and Prevention Association, analyzed: "Affected by severe rainy weather, we found crop failures in early rice. In double rice cropping regions, with sufficient growth period, farmers tend to remove the failed early rice for late rice, leading to a larger planting area of late rice than previous years. We predict that there will be heavy occurrence of late rice pests and diseases.


  Moreover, given the great possibility of La Niña, there will be more rains in North China, which can mitigate the drought and in the meantime gets the region wet and hot. Therefore, more attention should also be paid to the pests & diseases control and prevention in northern areas.'


  "So far, there have been severe rice pests and diseases, especially rice plant hopper and rice leaf roller. In the meantime, potato late blight and corn diseases are likely to be more serious. Demand for pesticides for the aforementioned pests and diseases may go up,' disclosed Shu Fang, deputy director of the Pesticides & Spraying Equipment Department of the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center.




  As the floods in southern regions mitigate and rains gradually shifts towards the northern part, there may be greater occurrence of pests and diseases nationwide. Therefore, pesticide suppliers may have to replenish their inventories to meet the increasing market demand. Yet, the rise may be slight.


  At present, the overall pesticide market is getting flat, with weak demand for pesticide technical and formulations. Notably, the sell-off of pesticides is still common in the market, which depresses the overall market price. In H2 2016, the market price of pesticide technical is likely to continue the downward trend.


  In H1 2016, the traditional fungicide market was in a downturn, affected by the rainy weather, sluggish cash crop market, large inventories and replacement by new pesticides. However, some still stood out with great demand and rising market price:

  •     Pyraclostrobin technical: priced high due to tight market supply   
  •     Cyazofamid technical: rising market price because market supply was restrained by production capacity and production technique   

In this context, despite the flat trading of other fungicides, the overall Chinese fungicide market was in a better shape than other pesticides, such as herbicides and insecticides.


  This article comes from Fungicides China News 1608, CCM




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