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It is a professional publication about China fungicide industry published monthly by CCM International Limited. The news bring you the latest information on Chinese fungicide market, including the analysis on new legislations, company﹠market dynamics, import& export, popular products, advanced technology, diseases occurrence situation, registration, etc, facilitating you to search for commercial opportunities in China’s huge fungicide market.

With the development of Chinese agriculture and improvement of China growers’ living standard, China’s fungicide market prospect will be quite promising. However, China’s fungicide industry is now starving for capital, advanced technology to produce high-quality fungicides, for China is relatively weak in these aspects.

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  1. 1. Fungicides China NewsVol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Publication date: 10 January, 2011 Copyright © CCM International Limited
  2. 2. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Content ■ Overview ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������1 Overview of Chinese fungicide industry in 2010 ...................................................................................................1 Top 10 events of Chinese fungicide industry in 2010 ............................................................................................1 ■ Market analysis���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3 Carbendazim and thiophanate-methyl fungicides: more intense competition ....................................................3 Chlorothalonil technical output hits about 18,500 tonnes in 2010 ......................................................................3 Difenoconazole technical sales robust .................................................................................................................. 4 ■ Pricing ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5 Monthly ex-factory prices of key raw materials, Jan. 2011 ...................................................................................5 Monthly ex-factory prices of main fungicides, Jan. 2011 ......................................................................................5 Monthly Shanghai port prices and FOB Shanghai of main fungicides, Jan. 2011 ............................................... 6 Monthly market prices of main crops, Jan. 2011 .................................................................................................. 6 Epoxiconazole price decreases a lot from 2009 ....................................................................................................7 ■ Intermediate �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Overview of 1,2,4-triazole in 2010 ........................................................................................................................ 8 ■ Supply and demand ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Coumoxystrobin to be on the market in Feb. 2011 ............................................................................................... 8 Shaanxi Meibang to promote 50% epoxiconazole WDG in 2011 ......................................................................... 9 ■ Company dynamic ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 A fire broke out in Lier Chemical .........................................................................................................................10 SinoChem LYG actively develops fungicides .......................................................................................................10 Jiangsu Fengdeng adjusting its fungicide products ............................................................................................ 11 Limin Chemical expanding its phosethyl-Al technical ........................................................................................12 Mudanjiang Bioseen to enter into jingangmycin market ....................................................................................12 ■ Product ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13 Hubei Yizailing registers prohexadione calcium .................................................................................................13 Promotion of propineb 70% WP in China ...........................................................................................................14 ■ Brief news ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15 - Production and Market of Non-Crop Pesticides in China Crop Protection Summit 2011 Will be held China(Issued on 9th Oct. 2010)during 18 - 19 March, Shanghai - Survey of pesticide industry in China (Edition 2, launched inWelcome to join with us. Sep. 2010 )Click here for Event Details. - MIPA Survey in China -Metalaxyl Survey in China - Future Prospect of Genetically Modified Crops - Seed Treatment Survey in ChinaDynamic Database - ValoTracer - Crop Protection China Market: Opportunities and Challenges - Future of Green Biotechnology in ChinaOnline & real-time consulting system CCM newsletters related to Fungicides:Coming Reports from CCM: - Insecticides China News- Production and Market of Triazole Pesticides in China - Crop Protection China News - Herbicides China NewsReady Market Reports: - Glyphosate China Monthly Report CCM International Limited I
  3. 3. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011Welcome to Fungicides China News published by CCMInternational, a professional consulting company which Headlines of Fungicides China News 1101has been extensively and intently focusing on dynamics ofChina’s fungicides industry.Entering into 2011, Chinas fungicide industry has been gradually A lthough the situation of Chinese fungicide industry was gradually getting betters with the economic rebound in 2010, there are still many difficulties for most domestic enterprises.turning better with the increasing demand from overseas Lmarket. Meanwhile, the domestic demand for fungicides in 2011 ooking back of the past year, top 10 events in Chinese fungicideis estimated to be higher than that of 2010, with the prediction of industry are listed in this article.more serious disease occurrence.However, the competition of fungicide industry in China willbe increasingly fierce in 2011, with more and more players T he competition situation of carbendazim and thiophanate- methyl will be more intense among domestic producers in the future.getting into fungicide business. Take Yangnong Group (thebiggest producer of pyrethroid pesticide in China) for example,it will launch two fungicide technical production lines, namely10,000t/a carbendazim and 8,000t/a thiophanate-methyl in C hina’s chlorothalonil technical capacity is about 23,600t/a at present and its total output was about 18,500 tonnes in 2010, most of which is for export.Apr. 2011.Some novel fungicides with high efficiency, low toxicity andbroad spectrum, such as azoxystrobin, kresoxim-methyl,epoxiconazole, etc., will be popular in China in the near future, M ost domestic difenoconazole technical manufacturers are busy producing difenoconazole technical recently.aided by many domestic pesticide companies promotion.If there are any specific topics you would like us to cover or T he price of epoxiconazole technical declined a lot more in 2010 than 2009.investigate any of the subjects covered in more detail, pleasecontact us. T he price of 1,2,4-triazole USD6,102/t was relatively stable at the domestic market in 2010, thanks to its adequate supply. C oumoxystrobin is going to be marketed in H1 2011. S haanxi Meibang has obtained the registration certificate of epoxiconazole 50% WDG, and plans to promote this formulation in 2011 at domestic market. A fire broke out in Lier Chemical’s propiconazole production workshop on 21 Dec. S inoChem LYG has been actively developing triazole fungicides such as tebuconazole, propiconazole and difenoconazole in recent years. Key companies covered in this issue J iangsu Fengdeng is actively adjusting its product mix at present, which will improve its competitiveness in fungicide industry to some extent. L imin Chemical is expanding its phosethyl-Al technical capacity from 2,000t/a to 5,000t/a, which is expected to be put into production in 2011. M udanjiang Bioseen, a subsidiary company of Beijing Yoloo, will enter jingangmycin market in the near future. H ubei Yizailing registered the prohexadione calcium technical and formulation, which will make it become the first producer of prohexadione calcium in China. P ropineb 70% WP is to have a bright prospect with the tendency of being accepted by more and more domestic peasants in the near future.CCM International Limited II
  4. 4. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 ■ Overview Overview of Chinese fungicide industry in 2010 C hinas pesticide industry experienced a much difficult year in 2010. Thereinto, the consumption volume of insecticides in China in 2010 decreased by about 30% production areas, which increased the demand for some fungicides such as carbendazim, mancozeb, prochloraz, thiophanate-methyl, folpet, etc. Meanwhile, wheat scab over the previous year mainly due to adverse weather occurred heavily, resulting in the increase in the demand in 2010. Meanwhile abnormal climate in the first half of for triazole fungicides, such as triadimefon, tebuconazole, 2010 also negatively impacted the demand of herbicide in etc. China. Compared with pesticides and herbicides, Chinese fungicide industry was lucky in 2010, with about 10% In H2 2010, rice disease occurrence, especially rice blast demand increase. and sheath blight, in the middle and late rice fields, were much severer than last year, about 19.2 million Although the situation of Chinese fungicide industry was hectares. As a result, some fungicides with good control gradually getting better with the economic rebound in effect on these diseases such as carbendazim•sulfur, 2010, there are still many difficulties for most domestic difenoconazole•propiconazole, kresoxim-methyl, enterprises. ethylicin, jingangmycin,etc., experienced an increasing demand in domestic market. For the manufacturers, most Chinese pesticide enterprises have made great efforts to shake off the influence of In terms of fungicide export, Chinese fungicide industry sluggish pesticide market both at home and abroad in has obviously turned better thanks to recovering demand 2010. for fungicides in the overseas market in 2010. The export volume of fungicide in first ten months 2010 reached Firstly, strengthening the development of domestic 51,900 tonnes, valuing USD219.49 million, up 31.39% and pesticide market has become a consensus in almost 34.46% respectively year-on-year. Chinas total fungicide all pesticide enterprises. Chinas fungicides, especially export volume is estimated to rise by over 20% in the technical, mainly rely on export due to its overcapacity in whole 2010 over that in 2009. But its average export price recent years, leading to most enterprises suffered heavy in 2010 was about USD4,229/t, still at a low level, which losses caused by the global financial crisis. Therefore, greatly reduced the enterprises sales profits. more and more pesticide enterprises in China actively have been developing the domestic market since 2009. As for price, most fungicide prices in China saw increase in the whole 2010 with the gradually rebounding pesticide Besides, some domestic pesticide enterprises market both at home and abroad as well as the increasing implemented the technological transformation prices of raw materials. However, they still stayed at lower of pesticide production lines and , adjustment of level in 2010 than that of 2008, the peak price in recent product structure, increased investment in R&D and years. It is estimated that prices of most fungicides will environmental protection or get listed to expand continue to go up in 2011 because of sustained inflation development, etc. and strict energy conservation policy. However, most Chinese pesticide enterprises In Chinas fungicide industry, some serious problems such performance was not ideal in 2010. According to CCMs as overcapacity, vicious competition, weakness in R&D, survey, about 70% of listed pesticide enterprises saw net etc., still exist at present, which greatly hinder its healthy profit decrease in 2010. development. Moreover, outside conditions for Chinese fungicide industry, including multinational competition, The demand for fungicides has witnessed increase RMB appreciation, increasingly stringent environmental in 2010, with an about 10% increase rate, aided by policy, etc., will intensify the competition in this area in unfavourable weather as well as adjustment of planting the future. structure. In H1 2010, the lower temperature and rainy weather caused various diseases, like anthracnose, ring rot, ulcer, wilt, etc., in main Chinese vegetable and fruit Top 10 events of Chinese fungicide industry in 2010 F ungicide industry in China has entered 2011 after going through a difficult period of three years. Looking back on the past year, top 10 events in Chinese On 31 Jan. 2010, Hu Jintao, President of China, announced that Chinas No.1 Document continued to focus on ‘Sannong’ issue, namely agriculture, rural fungicide industry are listed in this article. areas and farmers. It greatly raised Chinese farmers enthusiasm for planting crops,which can ensure the Chinas No� 1 document continued to focus on stable growth of Chinas crop planting area and guarantee agricultural production the safety of grain production. In the long run, Chinese fungicide industry will inevitably enjoy opportunitiesCCM International Limited 1
  5. 5. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 for development with the increase of grain security investment could help Zhejiang Wynca get into fungicide consciousness. business as Ningxia Sanxi is one of the leading carbendazim producers in China. Tariff cut promoted Chinas pesticide export to ASEAN Pesticide Industry Policy formally promulgated On 1 Jan. 2010, China-ASEAN Free Trade Area was On 19 Sep. 2010, Ministry of Industry and information formally formed, in which about 90% of products Technology (MIIT) of the Peoples Republic of China, traded between China and other six member countries jointly with related departments, issued the formal (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and “Pesticide Industry Policy”. As for fungicide, Pesticide Brunei) of ASEAN enjoyed zero tariff. It is good news for Industry Policy focuses on developing new fungicides and Chinese pesticides, as ASEAN countries are very important virus inhibitors to control diseases in vegetable and fruit export destinations for Chinese pesticides. Tariff cut in fields. At the same time, enterprises should energetically China-ASEAN Free Trade Area will further encourage develop new fungicide products in non-agricultural fields Chinese pesticide producers to export and promote their (urban afforesting, floriculture, courtyard crops, etc.) with products within this area in the future. the guidance and support of government policies. Long-lasting drought in Southwest China reduced Most fungicide prices started to increase since fungicide use October 2010 The drought in the five provinces of Southwest China Prices of most fungicides in China started to increase since (Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guangxi) was October 2010, mainly aided by increasing raw material severe in spring 2010. Statistics from State Flood Control prices. The supply of some raw materials for fungicides was and Drought Relief Headquarters show that, 4.378 million very tight and their prices saw an uptrend as many local hectares cultivated land was affected bythe drought. governments suspended or shut down those enterprises Meanwhile,the agriculture irrigation was almost stopped, producing these products to meet environmental targets. leading to the reduction of fungicide use. Highly toxic pesticide special-operation Chlorothalonil, carbendazim and mancozeb management network to implement cooperative group founded comprehensively On 21 May 2010, the Cooperative Group of Chlorothalonil, On 4 Nov. 2010, in the National Highly Toxic Pesticide Carbendazim and Mancozeb was founded in China with the Special-operation and Management Pilot Meeting held help of China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) in Weifang City, Shandong Province, the management during the Eighth Meeting of CCPIAs Third Council. network of highly toxic pesticide special-operation was Jiangsu Lanfeng Bio-Chem Co., Ltd., Limin Chemical Stock decided to be built in major vegetable planting areas in Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Xinhe Agrochemical Co., Ltd. were China within next two to three years. Meanwhile, some chosen to be the council members of this cooperative group. pilot cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Shandong The foundation of the cooperative group in China creates have obvious improvement in the order of the pesticide a platform for the three fungicid producers to exchange market and agricultural product quality as of late 2010. information and meanwhile for government to effectively track the progress of the three fungicides in China. Jiangsu Huifeng got listed in Shenzhen A-share market Pesticide Pollution Management Technological Policy to accelerate industry integration On 9 Nov. 2010, Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Company (Jiangsu Huifeng), the largest prochloraz technical On 15 Jul. 2010, the Policy of Pollution Management producer in China, successfully got listed in Shenzhen Technologies for Pesticide Industry was about to be A-share market. After listing, it will expand prochloraz and unveiled, according to Ministry of Industry and Information epoxiconazole technical capacity to 6,800t/a and 1,200t/ Technology (MIIT) of the Peoples Republic of China. In a respectively, which would consolidate its advantages the new technological policy, the state actively encourages in domestic market. However, Jiangsu Huifeng will face pesticide enterprises to develop the wastewater treatment considerable challenges in the management after listing technology for pesticides with large output, and stimulates because of its continuous expansion. them to relocate to the industry zones. It is estimated that the new technological policy will highly accelerate integration of pesticide industry. Zhejiang Wynca got into fungicide business On 3 Sep. 2010, Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Group Company (Zhejiang Wynca), the leading glyphosate player in China, signed an agreement with Ningxia Sanxi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Ningxia Sanxi) to invest about USD11.80 million in Ningxia Sanxi, holding 75% of stakes of Ningxia Sanxi. TheCCM International Limited 2
  6. 6. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 ■ Market analysis Carbendazim and thiophanate-methyl fungicides: more intense competition J iangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (Yangnong Group) will launch two fungicide technical production lines, namely 10,000t/a carbendazim and 8,000t/a was only 8,000t/a in 2008. Though Yangnong Group will enter these two fungicides’ thiophanate-methyl in Apr. 2011. It is estimated that production in next year, several leading domestic the competition situation of these two fungicides among producers still have confidence in their own products. domestic producers will be more intense in the future. Mr. Yu, sales manager from Jiangsu Lanfeng, reveals that After launching these two technical production lines, the company is paying attention to Yangnong Group’s total capacity of carbendazim and thiophanate-methyl progress but still confident in its own products. technical for major Chinese companies will reach about 68,000t/a and 43,200t/a respectively by April 2011. “First, in China Yangnong Group has not yet obtained related registration certificates from Institute for the Actually, the capacities of carbendazim and thiophanate- Control of Chemicals, Ministry of Agriculture so far, methyl, two important benzimidazole fungicides in China, which will limit its promotion to some extent. Second, have witnessed continuous increase in recent years, aided it takes much time to register pesticides in foreign by capacity expansion of most producers. countries, which would hinder its product exporting over next years. Third, Yangnong Group doesnt have According to CCM’s survey, total capacity of carbendazim abundant clients for these two fungicides, while our technical for major Chinese companies is about 58,000t/ company’s carbendazim orders from customers have a so far, up 34.88% from 43,000t/a in 2008. And the been scheduled to next early February” continues Mr. Yu. capacity of thiophanate-methyl technical for major Chinese producers reaches about 35,200t/a in China at According to Ms. Li, Foreign Trade Manager of Anhui present, while it was13,600t/a in 2008. Guangxin, the company has no anxiety about Yangnong to join carbendazim and thiophanate-methyl production Anhui Guangxin Agrochemical Company (Anhui in 2011. Besides, Mr. Chen, sales manager from Ningxia Guangxin) is the largest carbendazim and thiophanate- Sanxi, claims that company has been in carbendazim methyl producer in China at present. Its carbendazim business for several years, so it has an advantage in technical capacity is about 20,000t/a in 2010, while marketing channels over Yangnong Group; meanwhile, that was 15,000t/a in 2008; its capacity of thiophanate- the company also can produce carbendazim technical methyl technical has reached 10,000t/a in early 2010 with own raw material like Yangnong Group. from about 3,650t/a previously. Yangnong Group, which holds 36.17% shares of Jiangsu Jiangsu Lanfeng Bio-Chem Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Lanfeng) Yangnong Chemical Co., Ltd. (Yangnong Chemical), is expandeded its carbendazim capacity to 15,000 tonnes the largest pyrethroid insecticide producer in China with in 2010 from 6,000t/a previously. And its thiophanate- capacity of 4,000t/a. Yangnong Chemical has made a methyl technical capacity keeps at 5,000t/a from 2008 to five-year plan to develop itself as an integrated pesticide 2010. company since 2008. The new fungicide production lines are an important step of the plan. Ningxia Sanxi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Ningxia Sanxi) has the same capacity of carbendazim technical with Jiangsu Lanfeng. However, its carbendazim technical capacity Chlorothalonil technical output hits about 18,500 tonnes in 2010 C hina’s chlorothalonil technical capacity has witnessed continuous increase in recent years and it has become one of the most important fungicides in China with the Actually Chinas demand for chlorothalonil was only about 5,050 tonnes in 2010, much lower than its output. Therefore, chlorothalonil technical produced in China total capacity about 23,600t/a at present. And its total is mainly for export in recent years. The chlorothalonil output was about 18,500 tonnes in 2010, most of which is industry is over capacity in China because many for export. producers are continuously expanding their production in recent years. The total export volume of chlorothalonil technical in China was about 12,000 tonnes in 2010, accounting The leading chlorothalonil technical producers in China for 64.86% of total output. Most of the chlorthalonilis are Jiangyin Suli Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (Jiangyin Suli), produced in China is exported to America, Holland, Italy, Limin Chemical Stock Co., Ltd. (Limin Chemical), Jiangsu Mexico, etc. Xinyi CAC Chemical Company (Xinyi CAC), etc.CCM International Limited 3
  7. 7. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Limin Chemical, the largest chlorothalonil technical the past years. Under this condition, most chlorothalonil producer in China, has expanded this fungicide capacity to technical producers in China lower their products’ price 7,000t/a at present from 3,500t/a previously. to capture more market share. The export price is only about USD4,100/t at present, down 36.92% from about The capacity of chlorothalonil technical for Jiangyin Suli USD6,500/t in early Dec.2008. was 3,000t/a in 2006 and it has reached 5,000t/a so far. However, its output was only 3,500 tonnes in 2010, Chlorthalonil, a kind of substituted benzene fungicide, increasing by 400 tonnes from 3,100 tonnes in 2008. is widely used on vegetables, fruits, rice, wheat, etc. to control rust, anthracnose, powdery mildew and downy Xinyi CAC building a 5,000t/a chlorothalonil technical mildew. And it also can be for mildewproof treatment in production line in H1 2009, which makes it become the industry (such as leather, coating, paint, etc.) second largest producer of chlorothalonil technical in China. However, the demand for chlorothalonil in overseas and domestic markets did not grow fast correspondingly in Difenoconazole technical sales robust M ost domestic difenoconazole technical manufacturers are busy producing difenoconazole technical at present, aided by the robust demand from in 2010, most of which is exported, adds Miss Bai. According to Mr. Li, sales manager from Zhejiang Heben overseas and domestic markets. Pesticide & Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Heben), the companys difenoconazole technical capacity has reached Statistics from Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, about 450t/a in 2010 and its output was around 300 Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA) shows that there are 17 tonnes, while only 150 tonnes in 2009. Currently, all producers having registered the difenoconazole technical difenoconazole technical produced by Zhejiang Heben is in China, of which 14 production lines are active so far. sold to a domestic formulation enterprise in Shandong. According to CCMs survey, most difenoconazole Other domestic difenoconazole technical producers, like technical producers in China reveal that they have Jiangsu Fengdeng Pesticide Co., Ltd., Limin Chemical received many orders and the difenoconazole technical Stock Co., Ltd., etc., also claim that they have no stock supply is very tight at present. and its supply is very tight at present. Jiangsu Frey Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Frey) is Difenconazole, an excellent triazole fungicide, is popular the largest difenoconazole technical manufacturer in in some foreign countries, like the U.S., Australia, etc., China currently, with capacity of 800t/a. Mr. Yin, foreign thanks to its good control effect on crop diseases. The trade manager of Jiangsu Frey, claims that the company’s difenconazole sales hit about USD195 million in 2007 difenoconazole technical output reached about 400 all over the world and it has been increasing at an tonnes in 2010 and most difenoconazole technical is annual rate of 15%, which makes it become the third exported to overseas market by domestic foreign trade largest triazole fungicide, just next to tebuconazole and companies. epoxiconazole. Hangzhou Udragon Chemical Co., Ltd. (Udragon Meanwhile, difenconazole has witnessed rapid Chemical), mainly engaged in the production of pesticides FIGURE1: Difenconazole technical output in China, 2009~2010 and medicine intermediates in China, is the second largest difenoconazole technical producer, with capacity of 500t/ a at present. 2 ,7 0 0 Unite: tonne 2 ,6 0 0 2 ,5 0 0 “Our order books have been 2 ,4 0 0 full because the difenoconazole 2 ,3 0 0 technical production line is 2 ,2 0 0 operated with full capacity 2 ,1 0 0 recently” says Miss Bai, foreign 2 ,0 0 0 2 009 2 01 0 trade staff from Udragon Chemical. The difenoconazole Source: CCM International technical output of Udragon Chemical was about 300 tonnesCCM International Limited 4
  8. 8. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 development in China since 2006, when Syngentas administrative protection expired. More and more Difenconazole is estimated to meet a promising market domestic pesticide companies have registered the in domestic and overseas markets over next years due difenconazole formulation and there are 152 difenconazole to gradually reducing price and its high control effect on formulation registrations in China so far. various crop diseases. The total capacity of difenconazole technical is about 4,500t/a in China so far, aided by many domestic producers launching their difenconazole production. With the domestic difenconazole technical capacity expansion in recent years, its price is about USD30,100/t in early Jan. 2011, down 20.64% from USD37,929/t in Jul. 2008. ■ Pricing Monthly ex-factory prices of key raw materials, Jan� 2011 Ex-factory price Market price Raw material/ 10 Jan� 2011 10 Dec� 2010 Jan� 2010 10 Jan� 2011 10 Dec� 2010 Jan� 2010 intermediate USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t 2,6-Dimethyl aniline 8,832 58,550 8,602 57,450 10,985 75,000 8,900 59,000 8,684 58,000 11,032 75,320 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 2,195 14,550 - - - - 2,263 15,000 - - - - o-phenylenediamine 5,212 34,550 - - - - 5,279 35,000 - - - - M-xylene 1,516 10,050 1,662 11,100 1,391 9,500 1,584 10,500 1,744 11,650 1,438 9,820 Ethylenediamine 7,474 49,550 - - - - 7,542 50,000 - - - - 1,2,4-Triazole 6,418 42,550 6,438 43,000 6,078 41,500 6,486 43,000 6,521 43,550 6,125 41,820 Sulphur 155 1,030 207 1,380 176 1,200 223 1,480 289 1,930 190 1,300Source: CCM International Monthly ex-factory prices of main fungicides, Jan� 2011 10 Jan� 2011 10 Dec� 2010 Jan� 2010 10 Jan� 2011 10 Dec� 2010 Technical Formulation USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t Dimethomorph 95%TC 17,128 113,550 16,388 109,450 16,503 112,680 50% WP 9,284 61,550 9,950 66,450 Chlorothalonil 98%TC 4,156 27,550 4,192 28,000 4,420 30,180 75% WP 3,929 26,050 - - Mancozeb 90%TC 3,598 23,850 3,594 24,000 3,249 22,180 80% WP 3,281 21,750 3,212 21,450 Isoprothiolane 97%TC 5,212 34,550 5,158 34,450 4,493 30,680 - - - - - Carbendazim 98%TC 5,664 37,550 5,607 37,450 4,201 28,680 50% SC 3,251 21,550 3,137 20,950 Thiophanate-methyl 96%TC 4,910 32,550 5,158 34,450 4,786 32,680 70% WP 4,759 31,550 4,919 32,850 Phosethyl Al 97%TC 2,874 19,050 2,837 18,950 2,516 17,180 - - - - - Triadimefon 95%TC 8,379 55,550 7,883 52,650 7,349 50,180 15% WP 2,346 15,550 2,014 13,450 Tebuconazole 97%TC 11,698 77,550 11,597 77,450 11,817 80,680 43% SC 6,192 41,050 - - Tricyclazole 95%TC 8,681 57,550 8,452 56,450 7,349 50,180 - - - - - Propiconazole 95%TC 27,989 185,550 23,875 159,450 22,655 154,680 - - - - - Metalaxyl 98%TC 13,659 90,550 13,992 93,450 13,590 92,800 - - - - - Prochloraz 97%TC 6,871 45,550 6,656 44,450 6,544 44,680 25% EC 3,779 25,050 - - Difenoconazole 95%TC 30,100 199,550 29,565 197,450 24,852 169,680 10% WDG 5,362 35,550 - - Propamocarb 98%TC 6,871 45,550 7,105 47,450 7,276 49,680 - - - - - Cymoxanil 98%TC 9,737 64,550 - - - - - - - - - Source: CCM International CCM International Limited 5
  9. 9. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Monthly Shanghai port prices and FOB Shanghai of main fungicides, Jan� 2011 Shanghai port price FOB Shanghai Shanghai port price 10 10 10 Jan� 10 Dec� Jan� 10 Jan� 10 Dec� Technical Jan� Dec� Formulation 2011 2010 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t USD/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t Dimethomorph 95%TC 17,196 114,000 16,471 110,000 16,550 113,000 16,535 15,914 50% WP 9,352 62,000 10,032 67,000 Chlorothalonil 98%TC 4,224 28,000 4,275 28,550 4,467 30,500 4,120 4,350 75% WP 3,997 26,500 - - Mancozeb 90%TC 3,665 24,300 3,676 24,550 3,295 22,500 3,586 3,229 80% WP 3,349 22,200 3,294 22,000 Isoprothiolane 97%TC 5,279 35,000 5,241 35,000 4,540 31,000 5,131 4,420 - - - - - Carbendazim 98%TC 5,732 38,000 5,690 38,000 4,247 29,000 5,564 4,140 50% SC 3,319 22,000 3,219 21,500 Thiophanate-methyl 4,978 33,000 5,241 35,000 4,833 33,000 4,842 4,701 70% WP 4,827 32,000 5,001 33,400 96%TC Phosethyl Al 97%TC 2,941 19,500 2,920 19,500 2,563 17,500 2,893 2,528 - - - - - Triadimefon 95%TC 8,447 56,000 7,966 53,200 7,396 50,500 8,162 7,154 15% WP 2,413 16,000 2,096 14,000 Tebuconazole 97%TC 11,766 78,000 11,679 78,000 11,863 81,000 11,338 11,429 43%SC 6,260 41,500 - - Tricyclazole 95%TC 8,749 58,000 8,535 57,000 7,396 50,500 8,451 7,154 - - - - - Propiconazole 95%TC 28,056 186,000 23,957 160,000 22,702 155,000 26,928 21,801 - - - - - Metalaxyl 98%TC 13,727 91,000 14,075 94,000 14,060 96,000 13,215 14,210 - - - - - Prochloraz 97%TC 6,939 46,000 6,738 45,000 6,591 45,000 6,719 6,383 25% EC 3,846 25,500 - - Difenoconazole 95%TC 30,168 200,000 29,647 198,000 24,899 170,000 28,949 23,903 10% WDG 5,430 36,000 - - Propamocarb 98%TC 6,939 46,000 7,187 48,000 7,323 50,000 6,719 7,083 - - - - - Cymoxanil 98%TC 9,805 65,000 - - - - 9,461 - - - - - -Note: Shanghai port price =ex-factory price plus transport fee from production plant to Shanghai portFOB price =port price + handing and THC +trading companies′ProfitSource: CCM International Monthly market prices of main crops, Jan� 2011 10 Jan� 2011 10 Dec� 2010 Jan� 2010 Crops USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t USD/t RMB/t Wheat 318 2,106 319 2,133 308 2,100 Yellow maize 294 1,946 292 1,948 269 1,840 Peanut Kernel 1,388 9,200 1,378 9,200 1,113 7,600 Indica rice 465 3,080 428 2,856 405 2,766 Japonica rice 589 3,903 587 3,917 498 3,400 Banana 597 3,960 524 3,500 410 2,800 Cucumber 403 2,670 329 2,200 331 2,260 Apple 1,112 7,370 898 6,000 586 4,000 Source: CCM International CCM International Limited 6
  10. 10. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Epoxiconazole price decreases a lot from 2009 T he price of epoxiconazole technical declined a lot in 2010 over 2009 and it is estimated to continue to decline in the future. The price decrease cuts the application cost of the product, which increases its competitiveness in domestic formulation market. The price of epoxiconazole technical was USD97,744/t at the beginning of 2009. Since then, the price had kept falling and dipped to USD67,669/t at the beginning of 2010, down 30.77% year on year. Its price remains at around USD67,669/t in most of the time in 2010. Although the price declined to USD60,150/t in May 2010, it has witnessed some degree of recovery, reaching USD67,669/t again by the end of 2010. The much lower price of epoxiconazole technical in 2010 compared with that of 2009 is mainly caused by the large-scale capacity expansion of the product. Before 2009, the capacity of epoxiconazole technical was very small in China and the price was very high. However, its capacity has witnessed considerable increase since 2009, forcing down the price of the product. The capacity of epoxiconazole technical expanded from about 300t/a in 2008 to 650t/a at the end of 2009. The price of the product is estimated to witness further decrease in the future with its capacity continuing to increase. It is estimated that a 150t/a epoxiconazole technical production line of Lier Chemical Co., Ltd. will be launched in 2011. Besides, Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd. is expanding its epoxiconazole technical capacity from 200t/a to 1,200t/ a. But the price decrease of epoxiconazole technical is not all bad news for pesticide formulation companies and farmers. With the expansion of epoxiconazole technical, the epoxiconazole formulation price will also witness decrease. The price decrease of the epoxiconazole formulation cuts the application cost of the product, which increases its competitiveness in domestic formulation market. At present, most epoxiconazole technical produced in China is for export and the consumption in domestic market is small due to its high price. But the application in China is estimated to witness increase with the continuously declining price and its high efficacy in controlling banana leaf spot and wheat rust. At present, including BASF, only 9 companies registered epoxiconazole formulation in China, but the number is increasing. The product now is mainly registered on the control of banana leaf spot and wheat rust at present. Besides, the product has huge potential in the rice pesticide market. It is an ideal pesticide to control rice false smut and rice sheath blight. It will compete fiercely with those widely applied products, such as tebuconazole, 300g/L difenoconazole•propiconazole EC, etc. Epoxiconazole, a triazole fungicide developed by BASF, has good effect in prevention and treatment of more than ten kinds of diseases in cereal crops, fruit trees, etc. FIGURE2: Price of epoxiconazole technical, 2009~2010 Source: CCM InternationalCCM International Limited 7
  11. 11. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 ■ Intermediate Overview of 1,2,4-triazole in 2010 P rice The average price of 1,2,4-triazole, an important own 1,2,4-triazole. And its 1,2,4-triazole capacity is 3,000t/a. Mr. Zhang from Jiangsu Sword reveals that the companys 1,2,4-triazole production line has kept operating in 2010 and intermediate of triazole fungicides, reached USD6,102/t at its output was about 2,500 tonnes by late Dec. 2010. the domestic market in 2010, only a little increase, up 6.20% over 2009. Consumption The price of 1,2,4-triazole increased by 5.92% from Most homemade1,2,4-triazole in China is used to produce USD6,078/t in Jan. 2010 to USD6,438/t in Dec. 2010. triazole fungicides by domestic producers, such as Moreover, it was USD6,884/t in early Nov. 2010, the highest tebuconazole, triadimefon, propiconazole, paclobutrazol, level in recent two years, rising by 23.04% year on year, difenoconazole, etc. mainly aided by the price rise and tight supply of its raw materials. Statistics from CCM show that about 3,220 tonnes 1,2,4-triazole is used to produce tebuconazole technical Actually, 1,2,4-triazole price change was not significant in by domestic pesticide manufacturers in 2010, accounting the first ten months at domestic market, fluctuating from for 22.36% of the total output. Thus, the consumption of USD5,687/t to USD6,229/t, thanks to its adequate supply. 1,2,4-triazole in tebuconazole technical production is the And the demand for triazole fungicides did not grow rapidly largest compared with that in other triazole fungicides. And compared with its gradually expanding capacity in recent its consumption volume in triadimefon, propiconazole, years, which also results in the currently stable price of difenoconazole, and epoxiconazole technical production 1,2,4-triazole price. reached about 1,520 tonnes,1,284 tonnes, 500 tonnes and 112 tonnes respectively in 2010. Production Prospect According to CCMs investigation, the capacity of 1,2,4-triazole has reached 22,100t/a by late 2010 for 17 It is estimated that the price of 1,2,4-triazole will continue major 1,2,4-triazole manufacturers in China, with total to advance in H1 2011 with increasing raw material prices output of 14,400 tonnes. In China, most 1,2,4-triazole and the coming of consumption peak season. However, the manufacturers had kept stable production in the whole year average price growth rate of 1,2,4-triazole will be not more of 2010 except for about one to two months equipment than 10% in 2011, because of its ample capacity and stable maintenance. production. For example, Jiangsu Sword Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Sword), one of the leading triazole fungicide producers in China, produces triazole fungicides with its ■ Supply and demand Coumoxystrobin to be on the market in Feb� 2011 J ilin Bada has registered the coumoxystrobin 20% SC, with registration number of LS20100164. And the registration certificates of other two mixed coumoxystrobin•dimethomorph, will soon be approved by Institute for Control of Agrochemical, Ministry of Agriculture. formulations, namely coumoxystrobin•tebuconazole andCCM International Limited 8
  12. 12. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Jilin Bada began to construct coumoxystrobin 96% technical to its excellent control effect on apple canker. Take production line with capacity of 100t/a at Lingdong coumoxystrobin 20% SC for an example, the control effect Industrial Park, Gongzhuling City of Jilin Province in Jun. on apple canker can reach about 90%, while that of ambam 2010. After about six months’ construction, the company 45% AS for apple canker is only about 67%. has finished the construction of this production line now. Coumoxystrobin, a broad-spectrum fungicide, can be used According to Mr. Chen, product manager of marketing to control not only apple canker but also late blight, downy department from Jilin Bada, the 100t/a coumoxystrobin mildew, powdery mildew, etc. in vegetable and fruit fields. 96% technical production line should be put into operation Therefore, Sourthern areas like Guangdong and Hainan in Dec. 2010; but it will be launched in H1 2011 because of where many vegetables and fruits are planted will also be the cold weather in Northeast China currently. important markets for Jilin Bada, according to Mr. Chen. As a novel strobilurin fungicide, coumoxystrobin (SYP-3375) Though coumoxystrobin is an excellent fungicide, it was developed by Shenyang Research Institute of Chemical may face many challenges from other fungicides such Industry (SYRICI) in 2003. Jilin Bada Pesticide Co., Ltd. as azoxystrobin, kresoxim-methyl, propiconazole, etc., (Jilin Bada) bought this fungicide patent from SYRICI, and which have been promoted for several years in Chinese became the exclusive producer of coumoxystrobin 96% pesticide market. However, Jilin Bada is optimistic about technical. coumoxystrobins market prospect aided by its nationwide marketing channels. Mr. Chen reveals that about 60%~70% of coumoxystrobin technical to be produced will be sold mainly to domestic Jilin Bada, established in 1996, is a specialized pesticide pesticide companies and the rest will be used to produce formulation producer in Northeast China. The company related formulations by itself in the future. For the moment, has been strengthening its fungicide development and Jilin Bada has not planned to explore overseas markets due production in recent years, including coumoxystrobin, to complicated registration procedures abroad, adds Mr. prochloraz, isoprothiolane, etc. Chen. Jilin Bada will mainly promote coumoxystrobin formulations in main apple production areas, such as Shaanxi, Gansu, Shandong, Hebei, etc., thanks Shaanxi Meibang to promote 50% epoxiconazole WDG in 2011 O n November 10, Shaanxi Meibang Pesticides Co., Ltd. (Shaanxi Meibang) has obtained the registration certificate of epoxiconazole 50% WDG, with registration Besides, this new formulation product will largely reduce the production cost, including the packing and transportation cost, with the rise in active ingredient number of LS20100150,and plans to promote this content. formulation in late Jan. 2011 at domestic market. Moreover, the crop growers will also benefit from this Epoxiconazole 50% WDG of Shaanxi Meibang is registered new formulation because it enjoys a relatively lower to control banana leaf spot with application dosage of application dosage (125~166.7mg/kg) compared with other 125~166.7mg/kg. As an excellent triazole fungicide with formulations, like epoxiconazole 12.5% SC (125~250mg/ broad spectrum, epoxiconazole can be widely used to kg). control banana leaf spot and black spot, grape anthracnose, cucumber powdery mildew, wheat rust, etc. With the above advantages, epoxiconazole 50% WDG is expected to have a promising market prospect in the future. According to CCMs survey, Shaanxi Meibang began to develop epoxiconazole 50% WDG five years ago and it takes Currently, the popular commercial epoxiconazole product about three years to register this formulation. is the 12.5% SC. In total, there are six companies who have registered epoxiconazole 12.5% SC to control banana leaf Mr. Wang, sales manager from Guangdong from Shaanxi spot and wheat rust, according to data from the Institute Meibang, reveals that the company has begun to produce for Control Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture this new WDG formulation (500g/vial) at present, and (ICAMA). is about to promote it in banana production areas in late Jan. 2011 at domestic market, such as Guangdong, Hainan, Shaanxi Meibang, a subsidiary of Xian Meibang Co., Ltd., Guangxi, Fujian, etc. is a leading pesticide formulation company in Northwest China. It has obtained over 200 pesticide registration Mr. Wang expresses that this new formulation will enjoy certificates, including insecticides, fungicides and a bright market prospect with its advantages over the herbicides. traditional formulations. For instance, epoxiconazole 50% WDG is more environmentally friendly compared to the traditional formulation types like EC and WP.CCM International Limited 9
  13. 13. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 ■ Company dynamic A fire broke out in Lier Chemical L ier Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lier Chemical), a Sichuan-based company, reports on the evening of 21 Dec. 2010 that a fire broke out in its propiconazole production workshop capacity of 600t/a, was started to be constructed in 2008. The total investment for the production line is USD7.12 million (RMB48.58 million), including around USD6.06 in the afternoon of that day. The company says that there million fixed assets and USD1.02 million circulating fund. were no casualties, no leak of dangerous chemicals and no After the launch of this production line, Lier Chemical will explosion in the fire. be one of the leading propiconazole producers in China. Actually, Lier Chemical has already begun the promotion of According to the report, the fire broke out in the company’s propiconazole. The company purchases propiconazole from propiconazole production workshop and was extinguished other companies and then sells it at present. This strategy timely. So the damage is only limited to its propiconazole will benefit the promotion of the production in the future production workshop and other production workshops of when the company launches its propiconazole production the company were not impacted. line. The company says that the economic loss caused by the fire Besides, Shandong Zhongshi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. is less than USD300,751 (RMB2 million). Lier Chemical (Shandong Zhongshi) also suffered a fire on 8 Dec. Although is repairing the damaged propiconazole production line at the fire has been extinguished, Shandong Zhongshi’s present. pesticide production is hit heavily. Before the fire, Lier Chemical was test running its Hence, education programs on production safety should propiconazole production line. At present, Lier Chemical be enhanced in pesticide companies to avoid accident says the exact time of launching the production line is not occurrence. sure because of the fire and it will release related news timely in the future. Lier Chemical’s propiconazole production line, with SinoChem LYG actively develops fungicides S inoChem Lianyungang Chemicals Co., Ltd. (SinoChem LYG), a subsidiary of SinoChem Ningbo Ltd. (SinoChem Ningbo), has been actively developing fungicides, especially Meanwhile, SinoChem LYG also actively develops related fungicide formulations to increase its downstream triazole fungicides such as tebuconazole, propiconazole and products, including propiconazole 25% EC, tebuconazole difenoconazole in recent years. 43% SC and difenoconazole 10% WDG. SinoChem LYG was founded by SinoChem Ningbo in It is well known that triazole fungicides are very popular 2007, with total investment of USD25.52 million (RMB170 ones all over the world, thanks to their excellent disease million). As an important chemical production base control effect on major cash and grain crops. Take of SinoChem Ningbo, SinoChem LYG has successfully propiconazole for an example, it can effectively control developed six pesticide products including one insecticide, banana leaf spot, grape anthracnose, strawberry powdery two herbicides and three triazole fungicides in recent three mildew, wheat powdery mildew, rust, etc. years. The field tests indicated that the control effect of 25% As for three fungicides, thereinto, its tebuconazole 96% TC propiconazole EC for wheat powdery mildew could reach and propiconazole 95% TC capacities reach about 700t/ about 80%, while 50% thiram WP, an organosulfur a and 1,000t/a separately at present. And difenoconazole fungicide, has poorer effect on wheat powdery mildew, technical production line with capacity of 120t/a is in about 60% or even lower. In addition, the former effective the course of construction currently, which is estimated dosage (112.50~131.25g/ha.) is much lower than the latter to be launched in late 2011, according to Mr. Jiang, sales (675.00~937.50g/ha.), which can reduce pesticide residue manager from SinoChem LYG. and protect environment to a great extent. Ms. Jiang reveals that tebuconazole 96% TC and Therefore, many Chinese producers including SinoChem propiconazole 95% TC produced are mainly exported to LYG have been developing triazole fungicides in recent overseas market like EU, South America, Middle East, years, aided by their bright prospect in the overseas and Southeast Asia and Africa, aided by its wide-coverage domestic markets. international sales network. Besides, SinoChem LYG has been strengthening domestic market development since SinoChem LYG and SinoChem Ningbo Chemicals Co., Ltd. global financial crisis broke out in late 2008. (SinoChem NB) are two production bases of SinoChemCCM International Limited 10
  14. 14. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Ningbo. The two companies products include agrochemicals, among the Fortune Global 500 Companies for 19 consecutive pesticides and pharmaceutical intermediates, etc. SinoChem years. Ningbo established in 1987, is a subsidiary of SinoChem Group, a key state-owned enterprise, which has been listed TABLE1: Main pesticide products of SinoChem LYG, 2010 Fungicide Capacity (t/a) Launch time tebuconazole 700 It has been launched but the detail time is unknown. propiconazole 1,000 It has been launched in Oct. 2010. difenoconazole 1,20 It is estimated to be launched in late 2011. Source: CCM International Jiangsu Fengdeng adjusting its fungicide products J iangsu Fengdeng Pesticide Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Fengdeng), one of the leading triazole fungicide producers in China, is actively adjusting its product mix at present, which will Fengdeng are constructed in this new plant, according to Mr. Hou, foreign trade manager from Jiangsu Fengdeng. improve its competition ability in fungicide industry to some Mr. Hou revealed that the company had launched the 100t/ degree. a fenoxanil production line in mid-2010, and other five new fungicides’ production lines will be launched in late 2011. According to Jiangsu Fengdeng’s development plan, the company is eliminating part of its old production capacities Besides, Jiangsu Fengdeng is also constructing a and increasing some potential fungicide products, with total 1,2,4-triazole (an important intermediate for triazole investment of USD18.06 million, to accommodate changing fungicides) production line with capacity of 200t/a in market condition and strengthen competiveness. this new plant. After completing the construction of this intermediate production line, its production cost of triazole After adjusting the product structure, the number of all fungicides will be greatly decreased in the future. pesticide products in the company will be reduced to 32 from 38, and its pesticide production capacity will decrease Jiangsu Fengdeng, established in 1979, is a specialized to 5,990t/a from 6,940t/a accordingly. And meanwhile, chemical enterprise mainly engaged in the production of it is expanding the fungicide varieties from triazole to pesticides, pesticide intermediates and chemicals. The anilinopyrimidines, trichloro-methylthio and amides. company has kept exploring the international market in recent years and strengthened the R&D efforts for its On one hand, Jiangsu Fengdeng is carrying out products. technological transformation of six existing production lines for triazole fungicides, namely tricyclazole, propiconazole, tebuconazole, difenoconazole, flutriafol and hexaconazole. TABLE2: Capacities of major fungicide technicals of Jiangsu Fengdeng, 2011 Jiangsu Fengdeng is adjusting several old Fungicide Capacity, t/a Remark products’ capacities on the basis of the Tricyclazole 1,000 technological transformation. According to CCMs survey, the capacity of tricyclazole, propiconazole, Propiconazole 600 flutriafol and tebuconazole is decreased to Tebuconazole 500 Old products under tech- 1,000t/a, 600t/a, 100t/a and 500t/a from Difenoconazole 200 nological transformation previously 1,500t/a, 800t/a, 300t/a and 1,000t/ a separately. And the capacity of another two Flutriafol 300 triazole fungicides, namely difenoconazole and Hexaconazole 100 hexaconazole, still maintains at 200t/a and 100t/ Epoxiconazole 200 a respectively. Cyproconazole 200 On the other hand, the company increases six Cyprodinil 100 fungicides, including two triazoles, epoxiconazole Newly added products Fenoxanil 100 and cyproconazole with capacity of 200t/a respectively, two anilinopyrimidines, cyprodinil Folpet 150 and fenoxanil, with capacity of 100t/a respectively, Captan 150 and two amides, folpet and captan, with capacity of 150t/a respectively. Source: CCM International Jiangsu Fengdeng acquired Changzhou Yalong Spice Additive Co., Ltd. (Changzhou Yalong) in 2009, and converted it into a new pesticide production base currently. All production lines of six new fungicides for JiangsuCCM International Limited 11
  15. 15. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 Limin Chemical expanding its phosethyl-Al technical L imin Chemical Stock Co., Ltd. (Limin Chemical), one of key fungicide producers in China, is expanding its phosethyl-Al technical from 2,000t/a to 5,000t/a, which is from overseas thanks to the coming consumption peak in overseas market (the first half year in 2011)” Ms. Li says, foreign trade staff from Limin Chemical. expected to go into production in 2011. Besides, Mr. Yang, sales manager in charge of Guangdong After finishing the expansion, Limin Chemical will be in market in Limin Chemical, expresses that the company can the first place with Zhejiang Jiahua Chemical Co., Ltd. not accept other domestic pesticide companies orders at (Zhejiang Jiahua) among the list of phosethyl-Al technical present, since there are no ready stocks; the situation will producers in China. Additionally, Limin Chemical will get back to normal by the end of February next year. greatly strengthen its competitiveness and make it capture more profits from this fungicide in overseas and domestic Phosethyl-Al, a kind of systemic fungicide, has good control markets. effect on diseases of vegetables, fruits downy mildew, blight, ring rot, etc. In addition, lower price coupled with According to Mr. Sun, a staff from Jiangsu Limin, this broad spectrum and low toxicity attracts most peasants to 5,000t/a phosethyl-Al technical production line is located apply it in prevention and control crop diseases. in Fujing Aoyang Industrial Park of Funing County in Jiangsu Province. And it is expected to be launched in Till now, there are four leading phosethyl-Al technical 2011 according to the companys plan, but Mr. Sun didnt producers in China. Among these producers, Zhejiang disclose the detail schedule. Jiahua is the largest producers, and its phosethyl-Al technical output was about 3,000 tonnes in 2009, while Mr. Mao, Foreign Trade Manager from Jiangsu Limin, about 1,000 tonnes for Limin Chemical in 2009. reveals that most phosethyl-Al technical is sold abroad by its own overseas business department and other domestic With expanding phosethyl-Al technical capacity, Limin trading companies; the rest is sold to domestic formulation Chemical will more actively exploit overseas and domestic enterprises or used to produce phosethyl-Al formulation by markets in the future, which will lead to fierce competition itself. in Chinese producers. Thanks to stable demand for phosethyl-Al technical from Limin Chemical is the largest mancozeb technical producer overseas and domestic market, Jiangsu Limin hopes to with capacity of 20,000t/a in China at present. The enhance its phosethyl-Al technical supplying ability to gain company has been striving to get listed in recent years, and more market share. it has attended pre-listing tutoring by Western Securities Co., Ltd. in Jan. 2010. “Our companys orders of phosethyl-Al technical have been scheduled to early Feb. 2011, most of which are TABLE3: Capacities of major fungicide technicals of Limin Chemical, 2010 Fungicide Capacity, t/a Mancozeb 20,000 Chlorothalonil 7,000 Cymoxanil 2,000 Metam-sodium 5,000 Propineb 5,000 Phosethyl-Al 2,000 Folpet 2,000 Pyrimethanil 500 Difenconazole 100 Azoxystrobin 100 Source: CCM International Mudanjiang Bioseen to enter into jingangmycin market M udanjiang Bioseen Science & Technical Co., Ltd. (Mudanjiang Bioseen), a subsidiary company of Beijing Yoloo Pesticide Co., Ltd. (Beijing Yoloo), will enter (EIA) by the Department of Environmental Protection of Heilongjiang Province on July 23, 2010. jingangmycin market in the near future. According to CCMs survey, Mudanjiang Bioseen performed jingangmycin lab-scale fermentation in three Mudanjiang Bioseen constructed a 2,000t/a jingangmycin 3m3 fermentation cylinders in Jul., pilot fermentation test technical production line through transforming the in three 30m3 fermentation cylinders in late Sept. and trial previous equipment in late Mar. 2010. This production production in six 330m3 fermentation cylinders in late line also produces spinosad technical (a kind of microbial Oct. 2010. insecticide) with capacity of 300t/a. And the production line has passed the Environmental Impact Assessment Currently, Mudanjiang Bioseen is waiting for jingangmycinCCM International Limited 12
  16. 16. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 technical registration certificate from Institute for the Bio-tech Co., Ltd. (Wuhan Kernel), Pucheng Green Shell Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA). Biological Technology Co., Ltd. (Pucheng Green) and The company is predicated to soon win this certificate and Jiangsu Lvye Agrochemical Company (Jiangsu Lvye). the 2,000t/a jingangmycin technical production line will be launched by then, according to Ms. Jiang, sales manager Among the five producers, Qianjiang Biochemicals from Mudanjiang Bioseen. jingangmycin capacity is the largest, about 2,000t/a. And 20% of its jingangmycin products are for export, mainly Jingangmycin, a kind of agro-antibiotic fungicide with low to Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam, Korea, Japan, etc. toxicity, is mainly applied to controlling rice sheath blight Besides, its jingangmycin products take up about 40% in thanks to its good control effect and low application cost. the Chinese market. As a major grain crop, rice is widely cultivated in 120 Though the consumption of jingangmycin was large in past countries and regions world wide and its planting area years, its sales volume is estimated to witness a downward accounts for about 30% of total grain crop area in China. tendency in the future due to its increasing resistance as And statistics show that jingangmycin application area is well as lower profit. about 13.33 million hectares every year in rice producing areas in China. Mudanjiang Bioseen, established in late 2009, is an important production base of Beijing Yoloo. It was With the stable market demand for jingangmycin in recent reorganized from Mudanjiang Lvjin Biological Co., Ltd. years as well as its not-bad profit, Mudanjiang Bioseen with total investment of USD36.6 million by Beijing Yoloo. hopes to possess certain market share by entering this As a new player in biological pesticide industry, Mudanjiang fungicide production. Baijiaxin will have a long way to go for the promotion of jingangmycin and other biological pesticide products in the At present, there are five major jingangmycin technical future. producers in China, namely Zhejiang Qianjiang Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Qianjiang Biochemical), Zhejiang Tonglu Huifeng Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Tonglu), Wuhan Kernel TABLE4: Main producers of jingangmycin technical in China, 2010 Company Capacity, t/a Zhejiang Qianjiang Biochemical Co., Ltd. 2,000 Zhejiang Tonglu Huifeng Biochemistry Co., Ltd. 2,000 Wuhan Kernel Bio-tech Co., Ltd. 750 Pucheng Green Shell Biological Technology Co., Ltd. 500 Jiangsu Lvye Agrochemical Company 360 Mudanjiang Baijiaxin Science & Technical Co., Ltd. 2,000 Note: Mudanjiang Baijiaxin’s 2,000t/a jingangmycin technical line will be launched in 2011 Source: CCM International ■ Product Hubei Yizailing registers prohexadione calcium H ubei Yizailing Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (Hubei Yizailing) firstly registered the prohexadione calcium, a novel plant growth regulator, on production regions of 14 provinces all over the country, with the area of over 1,333ha. The result of field test shows that prohexadione calcium can effectively improve rice anti- regulating rice growth recently, especially for anti-lodging. lodging ability and increase rice yield by 5%~15%. The registration includes two items, 85% technical and Besides, the experiment on resistance lodging of super 5% PP formulation, with the registration numbers of hybrid rice by prohexadione calcium 5% PP has been LS20100133 and LS20100132 respectively. Prohexadione finished by the National Hybrid Rice Technology Center and calcium is registered to improve the rice resistance power of the result also shows that rice has strong lodging resistance lodging, and the use dosage is 315~450g/ha. after applying the novel plant growth regulator. Recently, Hubei Yizailing has signed a cooperation agreement with Prohexadione calcium was developed by Prof. Zhangjun the National Hybrid Rice Technology Center to supply from China Agricultural University with the efforts for many prohexadione calcium 5% pp to the latter to develop high- years on the basis of the overseas research. Hubei Yizailing yield rice. has been cooperating with the College of Biology in China Agricultural University in recent ten years to achieve the According to Mr. Chen, sales manager from Hubei Yizailing, industrial production of prohexadione calcium. the prohexadione calcium 5% PP can be marketed in 2011 and the company has choosen a general agent for the In past three years, National Agricultural Technology product in Guangdong Province at present. In addition, Extension and Service Center completed the field test on the companys prohexadione calcium 85% technical would prohexadione calcium 5% PP regulating rice growth in rice be used to produce prohexadione calcium 5% PP by itself,CCM International Limited 13
  17. 17. Fungicides China News Vol.4 Issue 1. 2011 an employee of the companys technological department improve its anti-lodging ability. In addition, prohexadione reveals. calcium can also be used to improve other crops anti- lodging ability, such as wheat, corn, soybean, peanut, etc. Besides, Zhengzhou Zhengshi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Zhengshi Chemical), jointly with Hennan Agricultural University, has Hubei Yizailing, established in 1998, was mainly engaged in also been developing the prohexadione calcium in recent production and sales of environmentally friendly pesticides. years. "Our companys prohexadione calcium technical Its major products are hymexazol•isoprothiolane 20% EC production line is under pilot run at present and the and chlorpyrifos 40% EC. company is estimated to obtain the registration certificate within two years" says Mr. Wang, sales manager from Zhengzhou Zhengshi, established in 2001, is a fine Zhengshi Chemical. chemical enterprise. The major fungicide products of the company are thiamethoxam 95% TC, flusilazole 8% ME, Rice is one of the most important grain crops, but lodging oxadixyl•mancozeb 64% WP, etc. has been a serious problem in rice growth stages, which not only results in yield cut but also reduces rice quality. Prohexadione calcium can shorten the length of the rice internodes and make rice stem become much thicker to Picture1: Field test on resistance lodging of rice by Prohexadione calcium 5% PP Note: The left part is control area and the right is treated area Source: Hubei Yizailing Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd. Promotion of propineb 70% WP in China P ropineb 70% WP, a kind of popular propineb formulation in China, has been promoted at domestic market by many companies in recent years. It is predicated propineb 70% WP. Mr. Chen, foreign trading manager of Limin Chemical, reveals that company has promoted this product for several years in domestic and overseas markets to have a bright prospect as it is predicted to be gradually and it has just expanded this formulation capacity and accepted by more and more domestic peasants in the near enhanced the product quality to capture more market share future. in the future. Currently, there are 15 companies having obtained the Additionally, other domestic companies, like Shaanxi registration certificate of 70% propineb WP since Bayer Sunger Road Bio-Science Company, Shaanxi Meibang CropScience firstly registered it in 1998 in China. And most Pesticide Company, Jiangsu Sword Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. companies have been actively promoting it in recent years, and Nantong Baoye Chemical Company, etc., are also the aided by its excellent preventative effect on various crop main producers of propineb 70% WP at present. diseases as well as relatively high safety on crops. Actually, Bayer CropScience China Co., Ltd. still dominates Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals Company (Noposion), Chinese market of propinb 70% WP aided by its good brand the largest formulation producer in China, has begun to image, high product quality as well as wide promotion promote propineb 70% WP in 2007. According to a sales channels. The company has successfully promoted this staff in Guangzhou from Noposion, this formulation of the product on apple and orange to prevent related diseases company was promoted well, especially in the Pearl River in past years, according to a sales manager in Guangdong Delta region, which is the main fruit and vegetable planting from Bayer. area. "Some big retailers of pesticide formulations are actively promoting this product at present."expresses the Propineb, developed by Bayer CropScience, is an excellent sales staff. protective fungicide with broad spectrum, high efficiency and low toxicity. Its common formulation is 70% propineb Limin Chemical Stock Co., Ltd. (Limin Chemical), the WP, which can be used to control various crop diseases, largest propineb technical producer in China with capacity such as alternaria leaf spot, ring rot and anthracnose on of 5,000t/a, is the first domestic company having registered apple, blight disease on potato and tomato, downy mildewCCM International Limited 14