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Survey of Acetochlor in China

Survey of Acetochlor in China

As a traditional agricultural country, China plays an important role in pesticides production in the domestic, and has become a key pesticide exporter in the world. Nowadays, China can produce more than 400 varieties of pesticides and export more than 400 varieties of pesticides to other countries, among which around 200 are widely produced.

Acetochlor accounts for a large market share among selective herbicides applied in China. It can be used for pre-emergent control of annual weeds and some broadleaf weeds in the fields of corn, cotton, peanut, soybean, etc. There's a decline in the production of acetochlor technical (calculated by 92% technical) in China from 2014 to 2015. But in 2016, the domestic output of the product was sharply increased mainly because of the increasing demand for acetochlor from overseas market in the same year. In 2016, the technical output of acetochlor accounted for only no more than 2% of herbicides' total in China. (All data are calculated by 100% AI.) But in fact, the acetochlor industry has been suffering a serious oversupply in China. In 2014–2016, the national average operating rate of acetochlor technical producers in the country ranged from 23% to 26% annually. During this period, many producers have suspended their production or even exited. It is noteworthy that the number of active technical producers decreased from 14 in 2014 to 8 in H1 2017.

It is well known that if a pesticide is listed in the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention), its way to international markets will be hindered. In Sept. 2017, acetochlor was short-listed by the secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, and relevant materials have been submitted to the Chemical Review Committee (CRC). Then, acetochlor was officially listed in the Rotterdam Convention in the 13th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-13) of the Rotterdam Convention held at the end of Oct. 2017.

How will this industry go in the coming years? This report presents an overview of acetochlor's production, consumption and price in China, as well as a forecast on the product's future trend. You definitely will get some refreshing information on the acetochlor industry from the report.

This report will illustrate the details for readers through the following aspects:

  • Product registration, as of 9 Nov., 2017
  • Production situation (technology, capacity, output and key producers), 2014–H1 2017
  • Prices of technical of acetochlor, 2011–H1 2017
  • Export analysis, 2014–H1 2017
  • Domestic consumption, 2014–2016
  • Forecast on output and demand, 2017–2021

Executive summary
Methodology and source
1 Industrial overview
1.1 Brief introduction to pesticide industry in China
1.2 Position of acetochlor in China's herbicide industry
2 Supply
2.1 Production technology
2.2 Registration as of 9 Nov., 2017
2.3 Production, 2014–H1 2017
3 Circulation
3.1 Prices of acetochlor technical, 2011–H1 2017
3.2 Export, 2014–2016
3.2.1 By month
3.2.2 By destination
3.2.3 By exporter
4 Consumption, 2014–2016
5 Outlook, 2017–2021
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1-1 China's imports and exports of pesticides, 2014–2016
Table 2.1-1 Comparison on quality of acetochlor technical between two different production routes adopted in China
Table 2.2-1 Registrations of acetochlor technical in China, as of 9 Nov., 2017
Table 2.2-2 Registrations of acetochlor formulations in China, as of 9 Nov., 2017
Table 2.3-1 Basic information on main acetochlor technical producers in China
Table 2.3-2 Capacity and output of main acetochlor technical producers in China, 2014–H1 2017
Table 3.2.1-1 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by month, 2016
Table 3.2.1-2 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by month, 2015
Table 3.2.1-3 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by month, 2014
Table 3.2.2-1 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by destination, 2016
Table 3.2.2-2 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by destination, 2015
Table 3.2.2-3 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by destination, 2014
Table 3.2.3-1 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by exporter, 2016
Table 3.2.3-2 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by exporter, 2015
Table 3.2.3-3 China's exports of acetochlor technical and formulations by exporter, 2014
Table 4-1 Apparent consumption of acetochlor technical in China, 2014–2016, tonne
Table 4-2 Actual consumption of acetochlor in China by type of formulations, 2014–2016
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1.1-1 Output volume and output share of herbicides in pesticides in China, 2014–2016
Figure 1.2-1 Output volume and output share of acetochlor in herbicides industry in China, 2014–2016
Figure 2.1-1 Methylene route for producing acetochlor technical in China
Figure 2.1-2 Ether route for producing acetochlor technical in China
Figure 2.3-1 Capacity and output of acetochlor technical (calculated by 92% technical) in China, 2014–H1 2017
Figure 3.1-1 Annual ex-works price of 92% acetochlor technical in China, 2011–2016
Figure 3.1-2 Monthly ex-works price of 92% acetochlor technical in China, Jan. 2014–Oct. 2017
Figure 4-1 Actual consumption of acetochlor formulations (calculated by 92% technical) in China by crop, 2014–2016
Figure 4-2 Actual consumption of acetochlor formulations (calculated by 92% technical) in China by crop, 2016
Figure 5-1 Forecast on output of acetochlor technical (calculated by 92% technical) in China, 2017–2021, tonne
Figure 5-2 Forecast on consumption and market value of acetochlor formulations in China, 2017–2021

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