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Crop protection China market

The report Crop Protection China Market: Opportunities and Challenges was released by CCM in Nov. 2009. This is the second edition report on crop protection. The report focuses on seed, crop, grain situation and protection status in China. This report also includes outlook of crop diseases and insect pests, market information of pesticides. Both historical data and current situation are presented with detail analysis.

China is a traditional agricultural country, however, about 5,000 billion square meters of farmland is stricken by plant diseases and insect pests. In recent years, crop protection has drawn more and more attention from the government and its status has been improved.

The total crop protection market value was USD11,499.39 million in 2008. With USD6,191.50 million which accounts for 53.84% of total market value in 2008, seed plays the most important role in Chinese CP market. Chemical control has ranked the second largest with market value of USD15,738.10 million in 2008, taking up 68.13%. Crop protection machine, with USD827.93 million in 2008, also plays an important role. Though China is promoting environmentally friendly methods, such as physical control and biological control, these methods’ value is still not very high. Their market value is only USD343.17 million, consisting of only 3.00%. But these methods will have very bright future.

Key findings in this report include:
-- The total crop protection market value is USD11,499.39 million in 2008. Seed plays the most important role in Chinese crop protection market.
-- Chemical control is still the main control method in China which will not be changed in the foreseeable future.
-- Physical control and biological control will have a bright future in China.
-- With the promotion of Chinese government, seed treatment has developed quickly. Now, about 80% seed is treated and most of them are treated by peasants themselves with fungicide and insecticide, though some peasants choose seed coating agent.
-- Above 350 CP machine manufacturers produce about 14 million CP machines in 2008 with 12 million sold in China. Now, China totally has about 80 million CP machines. Mechanical CP machines will be more popular in the future.
-- Chinese peasants pay more attention to products quality MNCs, with their endeavors, captures 20% pesticide market, 50% vegetable seeds market and 4% corn seed market in 2008 in China.
-- Glyphosate-resistance corn and GM rice are possibly to be approved in the next five years

by S. C.
04 march 2011, World News > Asia

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