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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has never imported as many pesticides as in 2019. Almost 335,000 tons of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides landed in the country from January to December.

The volume is 16 percent greater than in 2018 and is a record for the historical series begun in 1997, according to data from the Ministry of Economy. The growth in imports follows the growth in sales of agrochemicals in the country.

Data from IBAMA (Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) show that in 2018, the most recent data available, 549,000 tons of products were . . .

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