Different from the numerous choices of stem borer control agents in rice areas, each with its own pros and cons, currently pymetrozine and its compound products still occupy the largest market share among rice planthopper control agents, and other products will not be able to shake its number one usage position in a short period of time. status.
The Dilemma of Pymetrozine
As the production capacity of various technical drug companies is gradually released, competition in field chemicals is becoming increasingly fierce. Pymetrozine is mainly used to control aphids in rice areas and some fruit tree areas. At present, there is no obvious direction in which the dosage can be increased, causing this product to become the original drug manufacturer. , preparation manufacturers, and even distributors and retailers are all reduced to a situation where thin profits have become traffic products.
The shortage of supply in rigid demand industries will inevitably lead to the disorderly expansion of supply-side production capacity. Many manufacturers will enter hot markets to compete, resulting in smaller and smaller profit margins. As a result, single-dose pymetrozine began to compete in price, and gradually evolved into compound products, which also began to compete in price. Due to many reasons such as production capacity transfer, strict environmental protection inspections, and misalignment of supply and demand time points, the price of the original drug has changed beyond the expectations of each manufacturer, causing downstream manufacturers operating pymetrozine to fall into a dilemma, especially formulation manufacturers without the support of the original drug.
The rice market is a battleground for many manufacturers, but except for triflufenac, which has become more popular in recent years, for more manufacturers, there are not many excellent products except pymetrozine for the prevention and control of rice planthoppers. To promote. The market performance of dinotefuran is good, but compared with pymetrozine, dinotefuran is more like a good competitor in terms of actual promotion, application and efficacy, not a differentiated substitute, and will disappear soon. It followed the old path of competing for price with pymetrozine, so it did not have a particularly eye-catching performance.
Brand premium and production cost are two focuses that manufacturers generally pay attention to. Relative to the total input in agricultural production, the cost of pesticides does not account for a high proportion, but now end farmers are paying more and more attention to which products can save time and labor costs.
Determining the purchase price of raw materials is an important task for downstream manufacturers in controlling production costs. The original drug market is relatively transparent, but it fluctuates from time to time. If preparation manufacturers work closely with suppliers that can provide better procurement nodes and rhythms, it means that they can effectively save procurement costs and concentrate their energy and resources on participating in competition on the preparation side. In this global market, To consolidate its position in the increasingly ”volume” market.
We will wait and see who will emerge from this infighting and become the next big hit in rice insect control.
Post time: Sep-22-2023