As of end-Sept., the nicosulfuron TC production lines of Nab Agrochemicals and Jingbo Agrochemicals that were under maintenance have resumed operation. Therefore the overall operating rate of nicosulfuron TC in China increased. But China's ex-works price of nicosulfuron TC in Sept. dropped due to rising operating rate and weak demand.
At the end of Sept., prices of numerous herbicides in China experienced declines. Specifically, prices of triazine herbicides remained steady generally, with stable supply but relatively weak demand; prices of most of sulfonylurea herbicides dropped due to sluggish downstream demand; prices of some amide herbicides went downward when off season came and manufacturers operated with low inventory.
As of early Sept., Ningxia Lantian's oxadiargyl TC production line and supporting environmental protection facility in the high-efficiency and environmental-friendly pesticide project has completed construction and went into trial run; other production lines in the project such as nicosulfuron TC, isoproturon TC, bentazone TC, pinoxaden TC, metamifop TC and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy acetic acid TC as well as supporting environmental protection facilities were under orderly construction, and will be put in trial run soon.
Hebei Xingbai expected to start the construction of its 100 t/a green and super-efficiency monosulfuron TC and 500 t/a green and super-efficiency monosulfuron-ester TC and formulation project in Aug., 2021, based on the progress of administrative procedures and other factors. The construction will last for 24 months to Aug., 2023. Notably, some projects related to prominent herbicides developed domestically such as quintrione, quinotrione, cypyrafluone, bipyrazone, fenpyrazone and tripyrasulfone have started constructions or are going through administrative procedures and will begin construction soon, besides monosulfuron and monosulfuron-ester.
Jiangsu Ruidong plans to make Gansu Ruidong to be in charge of building a 13,600 t/a high-efficiency and low-toxicity pesticide TC, formulation and intermediate project (1,500 t/a in phase I). Construction contents in phase I include 200 t/a chlorimuron-ethyl TC, 300 t/a metsulfuron-methyl TC, 100 t/a tribenuron-methyl TC, 300 t/a bensulfuron-methyl TC, 100 t/a thifensulfuron-methyl TC, 50 t/a sulfometuron-methyl TC, 50 t/a halosulfuron-methyl TC, 200 t/a pyrazosulfuron-ethyl TC and 150 t/a pyrimidine sulfonamide (intermediate) for private use and 200 t/a thidiazuron TC.
Shandong Cynda announced on 2 Sept. that its wholly-owned subsidiary Weifang Cynda has received the Reply to the Environment Impact Assessment Report of Weifang Cynda Chemical Co., Ltd.'s 3,500 t/a TC Project from the Ecology and Environment Bureau of Weifang City. After completion, the project can provide capacities of 300 t/a imazapic TC, 1,200 t/a imazethapyr TC and 2,000 t/a clethodim TC.
Jiamusi Heilong plans to launch a 1,500 t/a 3-isochromanone and 700 t/a M325 project in its existing plant area in Huaxi Industrial Park, Huachuan County. Construction of the project lasts from Sept. to Dec., 2020. Capacities of 1,500 t/a 3-isochromanone and 700 t/a M325 that are pesticide intermediates will be formed once the project completed.
A total of 2,314.98 tonnes of atrazine from China were exported to 9 major destinations such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines and Vietnam in May, 2020.
On 28 Aug., ICAMA released the year's 8th batch of pesticides to be approved for registration, which included quinclorac*terbuthylazine 50% WG applied by Fengle Agrochemical. This quinclorac*terbuthylazine 50% WG is registered to be used on annual weeds on sorghum fields.
The Ecology and Environment Bureau of Hebei Province decided to carry out a special investigation and law enforcement operation of hazardous waste pollution from 1-30 Sept., aiming at containing frequent occurrences of illegal discharge, dumping and disposal of hazardous wastes.
Table of Contents
Column 1 Market Analysis
Domestic operating rate of nicosulfuron rises in Sept.
Prices of numerous herbicides experience MoM declines in late-Sept.
Column 2 Company Dynamics
Ningxia Lantian's pesticide TC production lines go into operation successively
Production capacities of independently-developed prominent herbicides expanded constantly
Jiangsu Ruidong to build new production lines in Lanzhou New Area Fine Chemical Park
Weifang Cynda gains reply to EIA of its 3,500 t/a TC project
Jiamusi Heilong to expand production capacity of pesticide intermediate
Column 3 Paraquat and Pyridine
Supervision launched on Anhui Guoxing's self-acceptance of 50,000 t/a pyridine base project
Thailand may cancel paraquat prohibition
Brazil decides to officially ban paraquat from 22 Sept.
MOA to strengthen specific rectification measures of paraquat
Column 4 Import and Export Analysis
Export of China's atrazine to major destinations in May, 2020
Column 5 Registration
Compound product of quinclorac and terbuthylazine to enter China's market
Column 6 Policy
Hebei Province launches an investigation operation of hazardous waste pollution in Sept.
Column 7 News in Brief
Sinochem included into US's sanction list
Merger and reorganization of Sinochem and ChemChina being underway
Anhui Huilong to acquire its holding subsidiary Anhui RMF
Fengshan Group establishes wholly-owned subsidiary in Guang'an City, Sichuan Province
Shandong Huimeng to issue publicly not more than 35 million shares
Subsidiary of Sino-Agri Leading penalized for unlicensedly selling paraquat
Column 8 Price Update
Ex-works prices of key herbicide raw materials in China, 8 Sept., 2020
Ex-works prices of main herbicides in China, 8 Sept., 2020
Shanghai Port prices of main herbicides in China, 8 Sept., 2020
FOB Shanghai prices of main herbicides in China, 8 Sept., 2020