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Production of chemical pesticides in China from May 2017 to May 2018 (in metric tons)
Jul 22, 2018


The graph shows the production of chemical pesticides in China from May 2017 to May 2018. In May 2018, around 219,000 metric tons of chemical pesticides had been produced in China.
Pesticide production in China – additional information

China’s chemical pesticide production amounted to an annual production volume of about 3.7 million tons in 2014. The
import volume of pesticides to China maintained a steady growth and reached over 76 thousand tons in 2013 with an import value of over 690 million U.S. dollars that year. However, this figure was still insignificant compared to the export value of China pesticide manufacturing industry. 

In 2012, China’s 
pesticide export value had already reached around 30 billion yuan (around 4.76 billion U.S. dollars). While state-owned pesticide manufacturers were the main contributors to exports, private pesticide manufacturing companies accounted for the highest total sales. As a leading state-owned company in this industry, Sinochem Group had recorded a revenue of more than 81 billion U.S. dollars, with a net profit of over 1.14 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

Regarding the public perception of pesticide manufacturing in China, 
concerns among Chinese consumers about pesticides had ranked first in a survey on food safety in 2014.
Among Chinese farmers and agricultural businesses, the 
utilization of pesticide in China differed greatly from region to region. Shandong, Henan and Hubei were the provinces that used the most pesticide, consuming over 400,000 tons in 2013, whereas the provinces of Tibet, Qinghai and Ningxia had utilized less than 6,000 tons of pesticide that year.