According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS), China produced 330,237 tons of pesticide in March 2017, down regulated 3.3% compared to the same period last year. 
 
For the three major categories, insecticide and fungicide production increased 1.8% and 21% to 57,467 and 23,163 tons respectively, while herbicide declined steeply, with production cut by 14.7% to 142,085 tons on a y-o-y basis.
 
China’s agchem production in Mar 2017 (tons)
-Volume (ton)Change±%Percentage(%)
Pesticides330,237-3.3100
Herbicides142,085-14.743.0
Insecticides57,4671.817.4
Fungicides23,163217.0
Source:NBS

From Jan to Mar 2017, China produced a total of 891,200 tons pesticide, down regulating 4% comparing to the same period last year. Herbicide production declined most among three major categories by 15.7% to 409,688 tons. Production of insecticide increased 12.6% to 149397 tons. Fungicide production increased most by 19.8%, reaching 56,997 tons in the period.

 

China’s agchem production from January to Mar 2017 (tons)
-
Volume (ton)
Change±%
Percentage(%)
Pesticides
891,200
-4.0
100
Herbicides
409,688
-15.7
46.0
Insecticides
149,397
12.6
16.8
Fungicides
56,997
19.8
6.4
Source:NBS