Research Report on Global and China Glyphosate Industry, 2013-2017

Glyphosate is a kind of herbicide with low toxicity, high efficiency and broad spectrum. It has been widely used for over two decades. In recent years, due to the wide spread of transgenic crops in the world, market demand for gly…
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Glyphosate is a kind of herbicide with low toxicity, high efficiency and broad spectrum. It has been widely used for over two decades. In recent years, due to the wide spread of transgenic crops in the world, market demand for glyphosate booms and it constantly replaces other herbicides, ranking the first in global insecticide sales for many years.

During 2007 to 2008, influenced by many factors, glyphosate's market price increased to 100,000 CNY/ton. As a result, many small and medium-size enterprises engaged in producing glyphosate and the production capacity was concentrated and released. Later, the price suddenly declined and many small and medium-size enterprises exited the market. However, since 2011, glyphosate market price has boomed again due to the decreasing inventory. Encouraged by large profit, many small and medium-size enterprises plan to produce glyphosate again.

China has become the largest glyphosate producer in the world with glyphosate production capacity exceeding 600,000 tons by the end of 2012. China's glyphosate output volume declined in 2011 with only 92,000 tons output volume. However, the production concentration degree was improved and the output volume of the top 5 glyphosate enterprises reached 249,500 tons, accounting for 85% of the national output volume. In 2012, China’s glyphosate output volume rapidly reached around 400,000 tons and glyphosate price increased rapidly in China market. From the second quarter of 2012, glyphosate started to show an upward trend. From the third quarter, glyphosate began to show a scalar-form rapid upward trend with a quarterly growth rate of over 30%. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the increasing glyphosate industry entered an adjustment period and the growth rate slowed down. In the first half year of 2013, glyphosate price ranges from 33,000 CNY/ton to 38,000 CNY/ton in China market.

China glyphosate industry showed price boom in the first quarter and the second quarter of 2012. The major reasons are that: industry integration and environment protection pressure, waste disposal costs and the expanding transgenic crops. The insufficient glyphosate storage in 2011 led to the shortage in 2012.

Meanwhile, China's environment protection requirements are increasingly strict. On May 27, 2013, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that environment protection inspection would be conducted on glyphosate/pmida manufacturing enterprises and the overall inspection on the whole industry shall be completed by the end of 2015. Enterprises can voluntarily apply for environment protection inspection and submit applications to Province Ministry of Environmental Protection before August 2013, March 2014 and March 2015. After the primary inspection of Province Ministry of Environmental Protection and the re-inspection of China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection will announce the list of enterprises passed the inspections and then send it to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Commerce Department and National Bureau of Quality Inspection. China's Ministry of Environmental Protection will also regularly re-inspection and spot-inspection qualified enterprises and remove the enterprises that failed the inspection. The conduction of environment protection inspection may restrain the production capacity of glyphosate market. According to related data, environment protection policies will lead to the closure of some small and medium-sized enterprises and glyphosate market will suffer production capacity shortage.

At present, 10% glyphosate aqua is officially withdrawn from the market. By doing this, the enterprises not only lose sales share of the glyphosate aqua but also need to spend money in disposing waste liquor. The increasing costs and the limit in output volume both promote the price increase of glyphosate.

In recent years, energy is in great demand globally and every country begins to focus on the development of bio-energy. Anti-glyphosate transgenic crops like corn and soybean expand constantly and the demand for glyphosate herbicide increase greatly, promoting glyphosate price.

The glyphosate price trend in China market mainly depends on environment protection inspection. If environment protection inspection is conducted successfully, the failed enterprises will stop producing glyphosate. As a result, glyphosate will still be in shortage for a short time and its price will keep increasing. In addition, the global pesticide manufacturing giants like Monsanto and Syngenta can greatly influence glyphosate price in China market.

With the constant increase both in global bio-energy and planting area of GM crops, the global demand for glyphosate will keep growing stably. As to the industries related to glyphosate in China, there will be many investment opportunities.

Through this report, the readers can acquire the following information:
-Current Development Status of Global and China Glyphosate Industry
-China's Glyphosate Production Capacity/Output Volume
-Analysis on China’s Import and Export of Glyphosate
-Major Enterprises and Their Operation Status in China Glyphosate Industry
-Production Costs of China Glyphosate
-Factors Influencing the Development of Glyphosate Industry
-Analysis on Development Trend of China Glyphosate Industry

The Following Enterprises and People are Proposed to Purchase this Report:
-Herbicide Production/ Trade Enterprises
-Enterprises Relate to Glyphosate Industry Chain
-Investors and Research Institutes Concerned About Glyphosate Industry

Table of Contents

1 Overview on Global Glyphosate Industry
1.1 Development Status of Global Glyphosate Industry
1.1.1 Industry Monopoly Status
1.1.2 Close Relationship Between Market Demand and Transgenic Crops
1.1.3 Global Glyphosate Industry
1.2 Supply Status of Global Glyphosate
1.2.1 Analysis on Production Capacity of Major Manufacturing Enterprises
1.2.2 Annual Global Output Volume
1.3 Analysis on Development Trend of Global Glyphosate Industry
1.3.1 Stricter Environmental Protection Policies
1.3.2 Technology Development Trend

2 Current Status of China Glyphosate Industry, 2008-2012
2.1 Development Environment
2.2.1 Macro Economy
2. 2.2Policy Environment
2.2 Production Status
2.2.1 Glyphosate Production Capacity in China
2.2.2 Output Volume from 2008 to 2012
2.2.3 Technical Routes
2.2.4 Problems in China Glyphosate Industry
2.3 Domestic Market Demand for Glyphosate in China

3 Analysis on China's Import and Export of Glyphosate, 2008-2013
3.1 China’s Import Status of Glyphosate
3.2 China’s Export Status of Glyphosate
3.2.1 China’s Export Rebates of Glyphosate
3.2.2 Export Status from 2008 to 2012
3.2.3 China’s Major Enterprises Exporting Glyphosate, 2012
3.3.4 Antidumping of China Glyphosate Products in International Markets

4 Synthesis Technology and Raw Material Costs of China Glyphosate
4.1 Overview
4.4.1 Glyphosate Synthesis Routes
4.4.2 Technology Route Features of China Glyphosate
4.4.3Glyphosate's Status in Pesticide Industry
4.2 Major Manufacturing Techniques of Glyphosate
4.2.1 Comparison of Glyphosate Manufacturing Methods
4.2.2 Glycine Method
4.2.3 Diethanolameine Method
4.2.4 Current Manufacturing Technology and Trend of China Glyphosate
4.3 Process Routes Adopted by Major China Manufacturing Enterprises in Producing Glyphosate

5 Analysis on Major Raw Materials of China Glyphosate, 2008-2013
5.1.1 Overview on China Glycine Industry
5.1.2 Supply and Demand Status of China Glycine
5.1.3 Price Trend of China Glycine, 2008-2013
5.2 Paraformaldehyde
5.3Dimethyl Phosphite
5.4 Hydrochloric Acid and Caustic Soda
5.4.1 Hydrochloric Acid
5.4.2 Caustic Soda
5.5 Diethanolamine
5.5.1 Supply and Demand
5.5.2 Price Trend
5.6 Ion Film Caustic Soda
5. 7 Phosphorous Acid
5.8 Formaldehyde

6 Top 5 of China Glyphosate Manufacturers, 2008-2013
6.1 Overview
6.2 Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Enterprise Profile
6.2.2 Glyphosate Production
6.3 Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.4 Zhejiang Jinfanda Biochemical Co., Ltd.
6.5 Nantong Jiangshan Insecticide Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.6 Fuhua Tongda Agro-chemical Technology Co., Ltd

7 Forecast on Development of China Glyphosate Industry, 2013-2017
7.1 Analysis on Factors Influencing the Development
7.1.1 Environment Protection Policies and Other Policies
7.1.2 Global Sowing Status of Transgenic Crops
7.1.3 Export Rebates
7.1.4 International Trade Barriers
7.2 Forecast on Supply and Demand of Glyphosate in China, 2013-2017
7.2.1 Forecast on Production
7.2.2 Forecast on Domestic Glyphosate Consumption in China
7.3 Forecast on Global Glyphosate Consumption, 2013-2017
7. 3.1 Overview
7.3.2 Forecast on China’s Glyphosate Export, 2013-2017

Selected Charts
Chart Global Glyphosate Market Scale, 2008-2012
Chart China’s Glyphosate Production Capacity , 2005-2012
Chart China’s Glyphosate Output Volume, 2005-2012
Chart China’s Glyphosate Export Rebate Rate, 2005-2013
Chart China’s Glyphosate Export Volume, 2008-2012
Chart China’s Glyphosate Export Value, 2008-2012
Chart China's Major Glyphosate Export Destinations, 2012
Chart Current Trade Conflicts of China Glyphosate Products in International Markets
Chart Comparison of Global Glyphosate Production Methods
Chart Calculation on Costs of Producing Glyphosate by Glycine Method in China, 2013
Chart Calculation on Costs of Producing Glyphosate by Diethanolamine Method in China, 2013
Chart Glycine Price in China Market, 2008-2013
Chart Output Volume of Caustic Soda in China, 2005-2012
Chart Operation Status of Xinan Chemical Group, 2008-2012
Chart Glyphosate Output Volume of Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Group Co., Ltd., 2008-2012
Chart Forecast on Glyphosate Output Volume in China, 2013-2017