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Price & Supply: Pesticide Technical And Intermediate Production At Low Load
Sep 25, 2018

The Central government organized an environmental regulatory compliance inspection which has continued nationwide in China, leading to continued shutdown of chemical parks in China.  No timeline has been published for the resumption of operation of chemical parks in North Jiangsu, and the volume of pesticide technical and intermediate production  is still  low this week. Also, the upstream supply side is cautious about  accepting purchase orders, as the volume of deals  remains much depressed.

 

The cost of high-level energy tariffs has been gradually passed on to downstream basic material vendors, the prices of which have appeared to be rising. It is expected that higher costs of basic materials will impose pressure  on the chemical industry at a later stage.


Herbicide

 

Compared to the same period  last year, the prices of diquat concentrate, propisochlor technical and metolachlor technical are falling. However, pretilachlor technical, glufosinate technical, pendimethalin technical and acetochlor technical  have remained at the same price level. All others are rising.

 

Compared to last week, glufosinate technical is falling; mefenacet technical, glyphosate technical and diuron technical are rising. The rest of the herbicides have mostly  remained stable.

 

Prices of some herbicides as below:

Product(TC)

Price(000 RMB/ton)

2,4-D

24

Mefenacet

75

Glufosinate-ammonium

168

Glyphosate

28.5

Diquat

45

Diuron

50

Oxadiazon

260

Trifluralin

37

Propisochlor

26

Clomazone

85


Insecticide

 

Compared to last year, the prices of pymetrozine technical, dinotefuran technical and clothianidin are falling. Trichlorfon technical, dichlorvos technical and isocarbophos technical  have remained at the same price level. All others are rising.

 

Compared to last week, imidacloprid technical, acetamiprid technical, chlorpyrifos technical and spirodiclofen technical are falling. The  remaining insecticides have mostly been  stable.

 

Prices of some insecticides as below:

Product(TC)

Price(000 RMB/ton)

Abamectin(Powder)

750

Imidacloprid

190

Acetamiprid

190

Chlorpyrifos

52

Clothianidin

170

Spirodiclofen

155

Thiamethoxam

130

Fipronil

700

Beta-cyfluthrin

320

Indoxacarb

1200


Fungicide and Intermediate

 

Compared to last year, the prices of pyraclostrobin technical and boscalid technical are falling. Carbendazim technical and thiram technical have remained at the  same price level. All others are rising.

 

Compared to last week, cyazofamid technical is falling, while difenoconazole technical, azoxystrobin technical, tebuconazole technical and iprodione technical are rising. The rest of fungicides and intermediates are  stable.

 

Prices of some fungicides as below:

Product(TC)

Price(000 RMB/ton)

Chlorothalonil

50

Difenoconazole

250

Pyraclostrobin

230

Azoxystrobin

375

Cyazofamid

750

Tebuconazole

145

Iprodione

170

Mancozeb WP

23

Carbendazim (white)

38

Prochloraz

160


At present, factories are anxious to start production, but are depressed by the strict environmental regulations. Even though the conventional chemical business is currently  in its low season, purchase orders for both domestic demand and for export have increased,  compared to the same period last year. It is foreseen that the ex-work prices of pesticide technical and intermediates will still stay at higher levels and vendors  might be unwilling to sell. The market is expected to  remain high.