Top 10 Glyphosate Exporters in China for 2016

In December 2016, the last month of a fluctuating export year for glyphosate in China, China’s manufacturers exported 26,566 tonnes of glyphosate technical, 4,742 tonnes of PMIDA, and 45,852 tonnes of formulated glyphosate, according to Transanalysis.

These amounts round up the overall slightly increased export trend of glyphosate in 2016, which a month-on-month increase of 3.83%, 89.38%, and 16.76% respectively and a year-on-year change of +35.66%, -27.55%, and +36.75% respectively.

Tranalysis now reveals the top 10 Chinese exporters throughout the year 2016 with the data of China Customs, ranked by their export value:

China’s top glyphosate exporters in 2016, ranked by export value

 Rank Company Export value (USD) Export quantity (KG)
1 Fuhua Tongda Agro-chemical Technology 272,186,510 111,806,098
2 Shandong Weifang Rainbow Chemical 160,670,482 63,854,175
3 Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical 154,679,944 72,651,085
4 Jiangsu Good Harvest-Weien Agrochemical 127,154,282 60,003,135
5 Zhenjiang Jiangnan Chemical 110,148,016 39,410,506
6 Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Group 85,825,434 47,201,069
7 Youth Chemical 80,958,504 26,240,000
8 Hangzhou Nutrichem 62,477,028 31,430,400
9 Zhejiang Jinfanda Bio-Chemical 48,149,008 31,415,785
10 Leshan Hebang Agricultural Technology 24,132,160 15,668,400

Source: Tranalysis and China Customs

As seen in the table, Fuhua Tongda was the biggest exporter of glyphosate in China in 2016. Even Shandong Weifang had a lower export quantity than Nantong Jiangshan, the total export value was higher, due to the higher unit price at which the company exported their commodities. According to Tranalysis, the average unit price of glyphosate exports of Shandong have been USD2.52/kg, while Nantong Jianshan exported their goods at an average unit price of USD2.13/Kg in 2016.

The share of the top 10 glyphosates exporters in the total glyphosate export from China is 56.85%. Hence, the top 10 exporters were only responsible for a bit more than half of the total exports, which demonstrates the high competitiveness in China’s glyphosate market. Unlike other industries in China, the glyphosate industry has no dominating companies to rule the pricing or policy. The total value of glyphosate exports has been more than USD1.8 billion in 2016, with a shipping quantity of almost 867 million kg.

The main destiny of the glyphosate exports from China has been Australia, Brazil, the USA, Argentina, and Thailand. Of those, Australia was the country with the highest import volume of glyphosate from China, importing almost 106 million kg. However, looking at the total value of imports, Brazil was in the first rank with almost USD267 million. Australia’s import value did barely reach USD220 million.

What’s more, bad news about the dangers of glyphosate still causes a decent demand for this herbicide in 2017 worldwide. Hence, the export volume is not likely to rise a lot in the new year. But, production limitations and costly environmental protection systems in China’s heavy-polluting industries are increasing the global acceptance of higher unit prices for glyphosate in China.

Finally, as a result of the limited oil production of the OPEC members, rising oil prices will likely increase the costs for pesticides worldwide, which China’s manufacturers are going to follow, leading to even higher unit prices once more.

Topics: ,

Agrichemicals

Rice Closeup
Agrichemicals

Cambodian Government Recalls Fungicide to Conform to New EU Rules

The government has ordered a nationwide recall of the fungicide tricyclazole to keep its rice exports eligible for the important

Adjuvants

New Tank-Mixes Approved with Monsanto’s XtendiMax

Monsanto announced it has received approval for certain glyphosate tank-mixes with XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology. The company recently listed

Agrichemicals

Reports: BASF Says No to Acquiring FMC (For Now)

It has been long held that FMC Corp., whose products include agricultural pesticides, biopolymers, nutritional products and lithium, was a

Agrichemicals

Gowan Names New Development Manager for UK, Ireland

Kuldip Mudhar has been appointed development manager UK and Ireland for Gowan Crop Protection Ltd. This is a new position

Agrichemicals

CAC 2017: 3 Key Takeaways

China International Agrochemical and Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC), held March 1-3, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Wheat field
Agrichemicals

INNVICTIS CROP CARE Launches STAVE Broadleaf Herbicide

INNVICTIS CROP CARE, LLC has announced STAVE as the newest addition to its expanding portfolio. STAVE will be a great

Agrichemicals

BASF Expands Dicamba Production Capacity at Beaumont Site

“With this expansion, we could increase our dicamba output by more than 50%,” Markus Heldt says.

Atanor sign
Agrichemicals

Atanor to Invest $70 Million in Crop Protection Business

Atanor, an Argentine company which is part of the Albaugh Group, will invest US$70 million in the next five years

Wheat
Agrichemicals

Syngenta Receives Further Expansion of SOLATENOL Fungicide in Europe

Syngenta has announced that the registration of its SDHI fungicide SOLATENOL has been further extended in Europe following approval by

Carrots Farming UK
Agrichemicals

AHDB: Herbicide Linuron Loss ‘Blow To Growers’

The loss of another important herbicide is feared UK growers could be left without an alternative chemical, according to an

Fungicides

Bayer Debuts Trilex EverGol Shield In Canada

Bayer CropScience has introduced new Trilex EverGol SHIELD fungicide and insecticide seed treatment, for complete disease and insect protection in

National Farmers union vice president Guy Smith
Herbicides

Two Sides Still Divided Over Glyphosate After Risk Assessment Report

A campaign group has called for “practical alternatives” to a controversial weed-killer to be developed, despite a European body concluding

Corn Field
Herbicides

ECHA: Glyphosate Not A Carcinogen

The European Chemical’s Agency (ECHA) has announced that it had found glyphosate not to be a carcinogen. ECHA’s review is

Agrichemicals

Bayer, Monsanto Explore Asset Sale

Bayer and Monsanto are exploring the sale of about $2.5 billion of assets as they seek regulatory approval for their $66 billion

Agrichemicals

BASF Agricultural Solutions Quarterly Sales Jump 10%

BASF’s Agricultural Solutions business posted a 10% in quarterly sales on higher volumes. In the Agricultural Solutions segment, sales in

Agrichemicals

Overview of the Indian Crop Protection Market

Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy with 52% of the population engaged in agriculture and related activities. But the

Agrichemicals

Syngenta’s Minecto Pro Insecticide Approved by EPA

Minecto Pro insecticide approved for use in specialty and vegetable crops to control lepidopteran pests as well as sucking/rasping/chewing pests.

Adjuvants

Before a New Weed-Control Era Begins, One Last Obstacle

Adjuvant companies anxious for tank-mixing approvals with D-traited technologies as application season closes in.

Agrichemicals

Mitsui Acquires 10% Stake in Belchim Crop Protection

The companies cited lengthy development cycles, increased regulatory demands and costs and market changes for intensifying their cooperation.

Latest News

Agrichemicals

Cambodian Government Recalls Fungicide to Conform to New EU Rules

The government has ordered a nationwide recall of the fungicide tricyclazole to keep its rice exports eligible for the important

Adjuvants

New Tank-Mixes Approved with Monsanto’s XtendiMax

Monsanto announced it has received approval for certain glyphosate tank-mixes with XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology. The company recently listed

Agrichemicals

Reports: BASF Says No to Acquiring FMC (For Now)

It has been long held that FMC Corp., whose products include agricultural pesticides, biopolymers, nutritional products and lithium, was a

Americas

Case Study: How Atlas Correction Service is Positioning Agriculture for Success in Argentina

Plantium in Santa Fe, Argentina, is a full-service provider of precision agricultural guidance systems to some of Argentina’s largest farming

Industry News

Dow, DuPont Receive Conditional Approval from European Commission for Proposed Merger of Equals

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional regulatory clearance in Europe of