With the gradually withdraw of highly toxic pesticides such as methamidophos, fipronil from the market of China, Nitenpyram which as the succedaneum of those highly toxic pesticides, one kind of neonicotine insecticides develops rapidly. Nitenpyram was first developed by Japan's Takeda which has obtained patents in China, and the patent was expired until August 1, 2008. Nitenpyram can be widely used at rice, fruit, vegetables, tea and other agricultural and horticultural products to control aphids, rice planthopper, whiteflies,leafhoppers, thrips and other pests, with ultra-efficient, broad-spectrum, lasting effect, but less dosage and low toxicity, no injury to crops.
It is reported that in 2010, the production of Nitenpyram technical in China was about 500 tons, while the domestic demand is 3,000 tons. In Southeast Asia, Europe and South Africa, Nitenpyram also has a certain amount of consumption, Nitenpyram now is on the state of severe short supply. Huge market demand makes a hot registration of Nitenpyram. Experts predict that in the next 2-3 years Nitenpyram domestic market demand will be up to 10,000 tons per year, and the exports will be up 3,000 tons per year.