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Shandong Province carries out rectification targeted at restricted and banned pesticides focused on paraquat

On 8 August, 2017, the Shandong Provincial Department of Agriculture made an emergency announcement, in a move to carry out a rectification targeted at restricted and banned pesticides with a focus on paraquat.


China exports 160,200 tonnes of paraquat in Q1-Q3 2016

According to statistics from Think Real, in the first three quarters of 2016, China exported 160,200 tonnes of paraquat (actual volume, similarly hereinafter), which totaled USD284.4 million. In detail, the volume of TK was 94,700 tonnes, with the value of USD184.3 million; that of formulations was 65,500 tonnes, with the value of USD100.1 million.


Shandong Province finds diquat products added with paraquat

Recently, the Shandong Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals (the Institute) published a notice emphasizing the necessity of paying attention to the illegal sale of paraquat AS with the package of diquat.


Shandong Province notes to enhance supervision on paraquat business

Recently, the Shandong Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals notified the findings of paraquat in certain diquat samples during the pesticide business investigation, which have severely impacted the market order, and threatened the safety of pesticide users and agricultural produce. Hence, it required local governments to enhance supervision on underground products.


Paraquat price falls by 43.6% YoY to USD1,521/t in June 2016

In H1 2016, the paraquat price fell always, except fairly stable prices in January-March. Specifically, the price of 42% paraquat TK was down by 20.4% over January and 43.6% YoY to USD1,521/t in June.


Shandong Luba's 50% paraquat SG obtained production approval certificate

On 17 April, the MIIT issued the Letter for the Record of the List of Enterprises awarded with Production Approval Certificate (Batch 4). Shandong Luba's 50% paraquat SG was on the list.


China’s paraquat exports: 16,500 tonnes in Dec. 2014 with MoM rise of 25.4%

According to Think Real, China exported 16,500 tonnes of paraquat in December 2014, a MoM increase of 25.4%. The export value summed up to USD50.7 million, a MoM rise of 19.0%.


China’s export of Paraquat in Nov. 2014 up by 16.0% MoM

According to Think Real’s analysis, in Nov. 2014, China totally exported 13,154 tonnes of paraquat, up by 16.0% month on month; the total export value was USD42.6 million, increasing by 6.9% over Oct.



根据Think Real分析,2014年10月中国共出口百草枯11,339吨,比9月环比增加了27.9%;共计出口额3,985万美元,比9月环比增加33.1%。


Paraquat price keeps declining in Nov. 2014

In November 2014, the paraquat market in China remains slack with a continuous price drop. The mainstream quotation of 42% paraquat TK (220 L) was USD3,745/t—USD3,827/t, while the actual deal price decreased to USD3,501/t—USD3,583/t.



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