Production and Market of Malathion in China

Date: March 22, 2009
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Production and Market of Malathion in China
Malathion, a broad-spectrum, low toxicity and low price organophosphate insecticide, has been used in China for about 40 years. Currently, China’s malathion industry is still largely domestic-focused, with no more than 1,500 tonnes exported in 2008 for example.

Low toxicity is one of malathion’s largest advantages as China is dedicated to developing low-toxic and highly efficient pesticides to reduce potential environmental risk. The ban of 5 highly toxic insecticides leaves large market for low-toxic pesticides. As an economic insecticide with broad spectrum, malathion is expected to partly fill in the gap.

Broad-spectrum and low price are another two key characteristics of malathion. Many peasants are accustomed to mixing malathion with other pesticides to enhance the control effect on a range of crops.

Besides, malathion price is mainly influenced by the supply of raw materials, including maleic anhydride, phosphorus pentasulfide, ethanol and methanol, which are all commodity chemicals with sufficient supply and relatively low prices.

This report has deeply analyzed various aspects of malathion industry, including the production and consumption situation, technology and raw materials supply, major formulations, its completive advantages compared with other insecticides as well as the key drivers and restraints for the development of malathion industry in detail.

- What’s the production situation of malathion industry in the past, present and future?
- How will the ban of ‘5 highly toxic insecticides’ impact the industry?
- What is the malathion consumption pattern?
- Whether mixed formulation will lead the development of malathion industry?
- Which kinds of mixed formulation will be dominant over others?
- How will this industry change in the next 5 years?

CCM will answer these questions in this report. Besides, the comments from Chinese producers, traders and experts on the development of malathion industry will also be included.

Executive summary
Introduction and methodology

I BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CHINA’S INSECTICIDE INDUSTRY

I-1 Overview of China’s insecticide industry
I-2 Position of malathion in Chinese insecticide industry

II PRODUCTION OF MALATHION IN CHINA

II-1 Historical development of malathion in China
II-2 Current production situation of malathion technical
  II-2.1 Statistical information of registration
  II-2.2 Overview of technical production
  II-2.3 Statistical information of technical producers
  II-2.4 Production technology
  II-2.5 Summary of malathion raw materials
II-3 Current production situation of malathion formulations
  II-3.1 Statistical information of registered formulations
  II-3.2 Overview of formulations production
  II-3.3 Statistical information of formulation producers

III CIRCULATION AND CONSUMPTION OF CHINA’S MALATHION

III-1 Overview of circulation of China’s malathion
III-2 Domestic circulation & consumption
  III-2.1 Distribution network
  III-2.2 Pricing
  III-2.3 Consumption situation of malathion formulations
    III-2.3.1 Consumption pattern
    III-2.3.2 Statistical information of malathion consumption
    III-2.3.3 Demand for malathion formulations
III-3 Import/export analysis of malathion in 2008

IV COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE OF CHINA’S MALATHION

IV-1 Advantages of malathion over other insecticides
IV-2 Competitiveness of China’s malathion in global market

V FORECAST ON MALATHION INDUSTRY IN CHINA (~2013)

V-1 Key drivers and restraints for the development of malathion
V-2 Supply and demand forecast

VI CONCLUSION

VII Profiles of major active manufacturers of malathion
  VII-1 Shandong Tianfeng Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  ……
  VII-12 Hebei Hengsheng Chemicals. Co., Ltd.
VIII Site visit

LIST OF TABLES

Table I USD/RMB exchange rates in 2005~Feb. 2009
Table I-1-1 Output value and share of insecticide, 2005~2007, USD million
Table II-2.1-1 Registration situation of malathion technical, by Feb. 2009
Table II-2.3-1 Basic information of malathion technical producers, by Feb. 2009
Table II-2.3-2 Situation of active malathion technical producers, by Feb. 2009
Table II-2.4-1 Cost of main raw materials of malathion technical, by Feb. 2009
Table II-2.4-2 Quality requirement for malathion technical in national standard of HG 3287-2000
Table II-2.5.1-1 Major MA producers in China, by Feb. 2009
Table II-2.5.1-2 Major P2S5 producers in China, by Feb. 2009
Table II-3.1-1 Registration situation of malathion formulations, by Feb. 2009
Table II-3.3-1 Major producers of 45% malathion EC, by Feb. 2009
Table II-3.3-2 Major producers of malathion mixed formulations, by Feb. 2009
Table III-2.3.2-1 Consumption situation of malathion by province, 2008
Table III-3-1 Main exporters of malathion, 2008 (Quantity: tonne, Price: USD/kg)
Table III-3-2 Export situation of Chinese manufacturers, 2008 (Quantity: tonne, Price: USD/kg)
Table III-3-3 Export destination of malathion, 2008 (Quantity: tonne, Price: USD/kg)
Table IV-1-1 Comparison among malathion and other insecticides
Table V-2.1-1 Experts’ views on future supply, rating
Table V-2.1-2 Experts’ views on future demand, rating

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure I Geographic distribution of major malathion technical producers, Feb. 2009
Figure 2 Export vs. domestic consumption of malathion, 2008
Figure 3 Export pattern of malathion products, 2008
Figure 4 Geographic distribution of malathion consumption, 2008
Figure 5 Consumption pattern of malathion by formulation, 2008
Figure 6 Consumption pattern of malathion by pest, 2008
Figure 7 Consumption pattern of malathion by crop, 2008
Figure I-1-1 Capacity and output of insecticide, 2000~2008
Figure I-1-2 Output share of insecticide in pesticide, 2000~2008
Figure I-2-1 Capacity share of malathion technical, 2004~2008
Figure I-2-2 Output share of malathion technical, 2004~2008
Figure I-2-3 Output value and share of malathion technical, 2004~2008
Figure II-2.2-1 Capacity and output of malathion technical, 2004~2008
Figure II-2.2-2 Capacity and output of active producers by province, 2008
Figure II-2.2-3 Capacity distribution of active producers by province, 2008
Figure II-2.4-1 Process for preparation of 90% malathion by 'three-step' route
Figure II-2.5.1-1 Price change of MA, Jun. 2004-Dec. 2008
Figure II-2.5.1-2 Average price change of high grade P2S5, 2005-Feb. 2009
Figure II-2.5.1-3 Price change of ethanol, Jan. 2008~Jan. 2009
Figure II-2.5.1-4 Price change of methanol, 2008~2009
Figure II-3.2-1 Output structure of malathion formulations by formulation, 2008
Figure III-1-1 Geographic distribution of malathion consumption, 2008
Figure III-2.2-1 Price change of 90% malathion technical, 2005-Feb. 2009
Figure III-2.3.1-1 Consumption share of malathion by province, 2008
Figure III-2.3.1-2 Consumption pattern of malathion by crop, 2008
Figure III-2.3.1-3 Consumption pattern of malathion by pest, 2008
Figure III-2.3.2-1 Planting area of major crops in top 10 malathion consumption provinces, 2006
Figure III-2.3.3-1 Demand for malathion formulations in China, 2004~2008
Figure III-3-1 Export volume of malathion technical and formulation, 2008 (Unit: tonne)
Figure III-3-2 Export price of malathion technical and formulation, 2008, (Unit: USD/kg)
Figure V-1-1 Experts’ opinions on the drivers for malathion industry, rating
Figure V-1-2 Experts’ opinions on the barriers for malathion industry, rating
Figure V-2.2-1 Forecast on malathion capacity to 2013
Figure V-2.2-2 Forecast on malathion output to 2013
Figure V-2.2-3 Forecast on malathion demand to 2013
Figure V-2.2-4 Forecast on malathion export to 2013

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Shandong Tianfeng Biotechnology Co., Ltd.,Hebei Hengshui Northern Pesticide & Chemical Co., Ltd.,Zhejiang SinoChem Ningbo Chemical Co., Ltd.,Beijing Mountain Agro-Chemical Trading Co., Ltd.,Shanghai Agrochina International Trade Co., Ltd.

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