Survey of Pesticide Industry in China

Report edition: 2014 edition(4)
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Total pages : 384
Language version: English
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  • Introduction
  • Main contents
  • List of tables
  • List of figures


Chinese government is now actively raising the overall industrial strength for domestic pesticide industry by means of releasing stricter environmental protection policies, heightening entrance threshold, phasing out highly toxic and highly residual pesticide varieties, etc.

China currently can produce 350 kinds of pesticide technical, and over 250 kinds have actual productive capacity, which are usually generic products. Traditional pesticide varieties like glyphosate and chlorpyrfos usually account for the largest proportion of the total in China’s pesticide products.
China has been gradually endeavoring to heighten R&D capability of innovative pesticide creation. Up to now, about 30 new AI(s) have been developed. However, few of them have realized commercial production due to factors like capital shortage.

The registrations of traditional formulations EC and WP still keep dominant, but its share in terms of number of registrations kept decreasing from over 60% in the past to 51.5% in 2013. Along with the adjustment of formulation production and consumption, the proportion of environmentally friendly formulations such as WG, SC and EW is gradually increasing.

China's pesticide production is mainly concentrated in East China including Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei, in terms of both the number of producers and tonnage, with the subtotal output contributing nearly 70% to the nation's total pesticide output. Thereinto, Shandong and Jiangsu are the most important regions for China's pesticide production.
China’s pesticide consumption structure has changed a little bit in recent years due to adjustment of planting structure, farmers' pesticide application habit, labor structure change, etc. For instance, China’s insecticide consumption on cotton has reduced obviously since 1998 due to China’s increasing promotion for cultivation of GM cotton with BT Gene. Domestic demand for insecticides sees a -1.1% CAGR during 2006-2013. But the total herbicide demand in China increases obviously along with the non-tillage cultivation area expansion, together with the reduction of rural labor forces, seeing a 11.1% CAGR during 2006-2013. As for fungicides, its domestic demand has increased slightly with a 2.6% CAGR during 2006-2013.

China exports pesticides to over 160 countries and regions all over the world. According to the General Administration of Customs, the export volume grows to 1.10 million tonnes in 2013 with a YoY growth rate of 22.1%, and the export value increases to USD3,745 million with a YoY growth rate of 31.0%. Herbicides keep the largest category for export, and its export volume accounts for 69.0% of the total volume in 2013.

China’s pesticide import also sees uptrend, and the import volume reached 68,912 tonnes in 2012 and 76,200 tonnes in 2013 respectively.

Industrial affairs:
The global sales of agrochemicals kept increasing and reached 59.16 billion dollars in 2013, with a YoY growth rate of 10.1%.

China's position:
With over 60 years' development, China has become the biggest production base of pesticides in the world. China's pesticide output has continuously increased in the past few years with a CAGR (2007-2013) of 10.7%, and it reaches 3.19 million tonnes (by 100% technical) in 2013. The output value of pesticides in China hit about USD46.7 billion in 2013, seeing a 16.6% CAGR during 2007-2013.

Meanwhile, China is also a big pesticides consumer in the world. As one of the biggest agricultural countries in the world, China has maintained its crop area of over 160 million hectares including grain planting area of over 110 million hectares in the past four years, which is the rigid support for large domestic pesticide demand. China's total pesticide demand was around 444,000 tonnes (by technical) in 2013, attracting more and more companies entering China's pesticide market.

Purpose of report:
- Present the latest data from aspects of registration, production, producer, price, consumption (till 2013)
- Forecast the development of 36 key pesticides

Application user:
- Pesticides producers;
- Pesticides traders, distributors, etc.
- Consulting companies
- Investors

What to report:
  Overall situation of China’s pesticides industry
- Supply, demand, producers
- Competitive landscape
- Future demand forecast
- SWOT analysis of 10 typical pesticide manufacturers
- Potential commercial opportunities
  Market analysis of 36 key pesticides
- Registration as of Mar. 2014
- Production, producer 2009-2013
- Price from Jan. 2008 (or Jan. 2009)-Feb. 2014
- Technology
- Consumption by volume and value 2009-2013
- Future supply & demand forecast 2014-2018

Forecast on industry:
- China will keep playing an important role in the global market;
- The domestic consumption of herbicides, fungicides and other pesticides will keep increasing, while that of insecticides will decrease a little.

Value to client:
Deeply understand China’s pesticides industry

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- Telephone interviews
- Questionnaire surveys

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