Overview of Thailand Agricultural Pesticide Importation in 2014  

Thailand agricultural pesticide imports soared over 70% to 22.813 billion Baht (702 million USD at the current rate) by the end of 2014. Compared with the previous year, the number of the imported pesticide active ingredients/combinations increased from 210 to 253. Herbicide was by far the most imported pesticide category, which accounted for 80% of the total volume, followed by Insecticide (9%) and fungicide (8%).

A total of 174 Thailand agrochemical companies imported over 440 products from 36 countries/regions and China was easily the largest supplier of pesticides to Thailand. A total of 364 billion USD amounting to some 147,375 tons of the imported pesticides originated from China, followed by Switzerland (68.24 million USD/763 tons), India (42.03 million USD/7,274 tons) and Japan (29.61 million USD/1,022 tons):

Volume and Value of the Top 10 Sourcing Origins(Ranked by Value)

RK.

Origin

Physical Quantity(kg)

Active Ingredient(kg)

Value(USD)

1

China

110,171,626.20

56,272,608.16

364,007,105.96

2

Switzerland

763,683.82

696,882.31

68,236,763.82

3

India

7,274,819.50

5,813,078.81

42,027,915.93

4

Japan

1,022,324.00

599,048.33

29,613,880.91

5

Indonesia

3,676,255.43

921,645.39

28,137,117.17

6

Israel

3,938,353.00

2,884,807.41

25,179,215.61

7

Germany

1,072,848.00

673,232.36

18,874,080.05

8

Malaysia

6,007,438.00

2,964,300.55

18,068,941.70

9

U.S.A.

1,465,260.20

1,136,738.50

17,813,637.73

10

Taiwan

3,581,288.00

1,634,005.78

12,512,233.08

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Total

138,973,896.15

73,596,347.60

624,470,891.96

Glyphosate-isopropyl ammonium and paraquat dichloride are the most imported pesticides in both volume and value terms. Imports of these two herbicides totaled 222.95 million USD amounting to some 84,491 tons:

 

Volume and Value of the Top 10 most Imported Pesticide in 2014 (Ranked by volume )

RK.

Active Ingredient

Volume(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

1

glyphosate-isopropylammonium

63,166,211.7

139,466,096.9

31,358,626.84

2

paraquat dichloride

21,325,348

83,485,754.8

9,085,575.74

3

2,4-D dimethyl ammonium

6,790,052

14,339,000.94

5,703,643.68

4

atrazine

4,104,988

17,732,002.73

3,488,526.3

5

ametryn

3,597,009

17,947,439.06

2,750,047.32

6

2,4-D sodium salt

2,605,159

8,951,325.466

2,474,901.05

7

butachlor

2,681,280

11,935,867.9

2,145,124.05

8

chlorpyrifos

2,380,553

11,560,466.43

1,686,672.15

9

acetochlor

2,250,111

6,309,711.234

1,448,773.5

10

mancozeb

1,794,707

5,510,769.05

1,435,763.6

 

Volume and Value of the Top 10 most Imported Pesticide in 2014 (Ranked by value)

RK.

Active Ingredient

Volume(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

1

glyphosate-isopropylammonium

63,166,211.70

139,466,096.90

31,358,626.84

2

paraquat dichloride

21,325,348.00

83,485,754.80

9,085,575.74

3

difenoconazole

377,982.00

38,697,639.99

351,033.50

4

propiconazole

431,027.00

29,428,322.43

360,290.60

5

ametryn

3,597,009.00

17,947,439.06

2,750,047.32

6

atrazine

4,104,988.00

17,732,002.73

3,488,526.30

7

2,4-D dimethyl ammonium

6,790,052.00

14,339,000.94

5,703,643.68

8

dinotefuran

127,408.00

13,692,701.99

123,585.81

9

butachlor

2,681,280.00

11,935,867.90

2,145,124.05

10

chlorpyrifos

2,380,553.00

11,560,466.43

1,686,672.15

 
 

The value of herbicide importation was 413.535 million USD amounting to some 117,645,359 tons of product. Atrazine, ametryn and 2,4-D dimethyl ammonium alternately took the 3rd, 4th, and 5th places in the ranking list in volume term and value:

Top 10 most Imported Herbicides by Thailand in 2014

 

By Volume(ai)

By Value

Rk.

Active Ingredient

Physical quantity(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

Active Ingredient

Physical quantity(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

1

glyphosate-isopropylammonium

631,66,211.7

139,466,097

31,358,627

glyphosate-isopropylammonium

631,66,212

139,466,097

31,358,627

2

paraquat dichloride

21,325,348

83,485,755

9,085,576

paraquat dichloride

21,325,348

83,485,755

9,085,576

3

2,4-D dimethyl ammonium

67,90,052

1,4339,001

5,703,644

ametryn

3,597,009

17,947,439

2,750,047

4

atrazine

41,04,988

17,732,003

3,488,526

atrazine

4,104,988

17,732,003

3,488,526

5

ametryn

3,597,009

1,947,439

2,750,047

2,4-D dimethyl ammonium

6,790,052

14,339,001

5,703,644

6

2,4-D sodium salt

2,605,159

8,951,325.5

2,474,901

butachlor

2,681,280

11,935,868

2,145,124

7

butachlor

2,681,280

11,935,868

2,145,124

glyphosate ammonium salt

38,410

11,217,391

34,108.08

8

acetochlor

2,250,111

6,309,711.2

1,448,774

oxadiazon

525,429.9

9,578,681.3

238,217.5

9

diuron

1,512,785

7,425,696.4

1,210,229

2,4-D sodium salt

2,605,159

8,951,325.5

2,474,901

10

propanil

1,100,447

5,603,220.8

1,008,296

pretilachlor

752,827.5

7,592,586.6

244,828.2

 

 

In total 10,988 tons of fungicides valued at 144.9 million USD were imported. In value terms, the top 2 most imported fungicides were difenoconazole and propiconazole, followed by azoxystrobin/difenoconazole combination, propineb, mancozeb and azoxystrobin, etc:

Top 10 most Imported Fungicides by Thailand in 2014

 

By Volume(ai)

By Value

Rk.

Active Ingredient

Physical quantity(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

Active Ingredient

Physical quantity(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

1

mancozeb

1,794,707.00

5,510,769.05

1,435,763.60

difenoconazole

377,982.00

38,697,639.99

351,033.50

2

propineb

1,465,079.00

9,594,265.80

1,113,470.30

propiconazole

431,027.00

29,428,322.43

360,290.60

3

carbendazim

1,347,522.00

4,242,214.45

762,563.25

azoxystrobin+difenoconazole

277,498.50

10,759,644.54

90,187.01

4

copper hydroxide

546,375.00

3,298,932.73

420,687.38

propineb

1,465,079.00

9,594,265.80

1,113,470.30

5

captan

674,049.00

2,842,434.96

394,634.20

mancozeb

1,794,707.00

5,510,769.05

1,435,763.60

6

propiconazole

431,027.00

29,428,322.43

360,290.60

carbendazim

1,347,522.00

4,242,214.45

762,563.25

7

difenoconazole

377,982.00

38,697,639.99

351,033.50

azoxystrobin

44,000.00

4,226,911.91

11,006.33

8

copper oxychloride

242,810.00

1,429,906.84

206,388.50

copper hydroxide

546,375.00

3,298,932.73

420,687.38

9

chlorothalonil

247,521.00

1,153,130.51

181,899.50

captan

674,049.00

2,842,434.96

394,634.20

10

Phosphonic acid

405,157.00

1,253,635.12

162,062.80

metalaxyl

565,668.00

2,807,425.24

141,842.00

 

A total of 13,910 tons of insecticides valued at 123.54 million USD were imported. In terms of total import value, dinotefuran was the most important insecticide. imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos took the second and third place:

Top 10 most Imported Insecticide  by Thailand in 2014

 

By Volume(ai)

By Value

Rk.

Active Ingredient

Physical quantity(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

Active Ingredient

Physical quantity(kg)

Value(USD)

ai(kg)

1

chlorpyrifos

2,380,553.00

11,560,466.43

1,686,672.15

dinotefuran

127,408.00

13,692,701.99

123,585.81

2

cypermethrin

767,931.00

6,663,655.29

645,283.81

chlorpyrifos

2,380,553.00

11,560,466.43

1,686,672.15

3

carbaryl

416,155.00

3,433,340.02

398,531.75

imidacloprid

422,185.00

10,579,042.53

250,782.80

4

cartap hydrochloride

768,248.00

4,678,609.93

374,407.82

abamectin

2,404,674.00

8,298,815.15

45,148.28

5

carbosulfan

1,098,281.00

5,056,393.05

279,936.20

chlorantraniliprole

176,250.00

7,018,745.12

9,715.61

6

imidacloprid

422,185.00

10,579,042.53

250,782.80

cypermethrin

767,931.00

6,663,655.29

645,283.81

7

dichlorvos

405,422.00

1,353,475.59

238,711.00

fipronil

1,368,042.50

6,622,032.45

41,600.30

8

profenofos

337,139.00

1,863,739.32

235,298.50

chlorantraniliprole+

thiamethoxam

24,030.00

5,439,973.38

9,612.00

9

chlorpyrifos+

cypermethrin

412,674.00

2,053,798.15

226,970.70

carbosulfan

1,098,281.00

5,056,393.05

279,936.20

10

isoprocarb

195,000.00

948,828.56

186,540.00

cartap hydrochloride

768,248.00

4,678,609.93

374,407.82

 

 

 

 

The full report of the volume and value of the 253 imported active ingredients/combinations and their formulations and the 36 import origin countries/regions, as well as the list of 174 Thailand agrochemical importers is available at ChemLinked’s Ebook store. Use the following URL to get a copy of a free report sample (Upgrade your membership to download it for free or purchase it separately):

Annual Report of Thailand Agricultural Pesticide Importation in 2014

 

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