China’s Pesticide Enterprises Status

From 2015 to 2019, the number of enterprises above designated size decreased by 113, a decrease of 13.4%. In the first quarter of 2020, the number of enterprises continued to decrease by 41, a decrease of 18.5%; the output of pesticides decreased by 1.487 million tons in 5 years, a decrease of 39.7%; while the prime operating revenue and total profit in 2019 are lower than those in 2015 (see the following table).

Statistics of pesticide enterprises from 2015 to 2019

Year No. of Enterprises Output/10 thousand ton Prime Operating Revenue/RMB 100 million Total Profits/RMB 100 million
2015 832 374.1 3012.85 225.6
2016 820 377.8 3308.7 245.9
2017 819 294.1 3080.13 259.6
2018 771 222.3 2058.91 227.04
2019 719 225.4 2146.4 197.8

Note: Year refers to the year of issue, Statistics refer to the sales of the year before. (Data Source: National Bureau of Statistics)

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