This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 24, 2009.
NAFTA, sales increased owing to our leading market position which supported broad-based price increases across the portfolio. Significant growth was recorded in Canada and Mexico due to portfolio expansion as well as the strong performance of established brands. In the USA, price increases more than offset volume declines attributable to delayed corn plantings.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 20-F filed Feb 18, 2009.
NAFTA, sales growth reflected the significant increase in corn acreage largely offset by lower planted soybean acres, the turnaround from the 2006 first quarter production issues in corn and a one off positive effect of the final sales of corn seeds containing non-proprietary traits in fourth quarter 4, 2007. Vegetables and Flowers sales growth was also strong in
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Feb 6, 2009.
NAFTA experienced strong sales growth reflecting the expansion of the fungicide market for corn and wheat, strong growth in TOUCHDOWN® and the continuing expansion of Seed Care. AXIAL® achieved excellent penetration in an expanded wheat market.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 24, 2008.
NAFTA saw good sales growth in a context of lower US corn acres and an increase in trait penetration. Growth reflected an expansion of the fungicide market for corn and wheat, strong growth in TOUCHDOWN® and the further expansion of seed care.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Feb 8, 2007.
NAFTA were slightly higher despite a challenging season in the USA due to a weaker farm economy, lower corn acreage and drought in the south. As a result, sales of selective herbicides and fungicides were lower; insecticides were also lower following exceptionally high 2005 growth. Non-selective herbicides, notably TOUCHDOWN®, capitalized on the further penetration of biotechnology and delivered good growth. New products performed well including CALLISTO®, ACTARA® and the launch of AXIAL® in cereals. Professional Products performed strongly notably Seed Treatment led by CRUISER® and the launch of AVICTA®; growth in Ornamentals was augmented by the acquisition of Fafard in Lawn & Garden.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 20-F filed Mar 1, 2006.
NAFTA field crops was strong throughout the year, the postponement of fourth quarter soybean shipments to align sales more closely with grower consumption, led to lower sales growth. Vegetables sales benefited from the ongoing expansion of DULCINEA®, now fully consolidated. Overall, sales in the region were 9% higher, 8% at constant exchange rates, with 6% from volume growth and 2% higher local currency prices.
A strong performance in
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Feb 14, 2006.
NAFTA was led by a double digit increase in the USA with sales in Canada and Mexico also higher. The CALLISTO® range once again registered strong growth capitalizing on increased corn acres. With growth across the portfolio, including a notable contribution from the insecticides KARATE® and FORCE®, Syngentas leading position in the worlds largest agricultural market was reinforced.
Modest growth in
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 28, 2005.
NAFTA buoyant grower demand in the USA resulted in strong volume growth across all product lines. Syngenta capitalized on its leading position in corn, led by the CALLISTO® range, including a very successful first season for the combination product LEXAR®. Strong growth in fungicide sales was driven by the AMISTAR® range which capitalized on high disease pressure in a number of crops including fruit, vegetables, rice and wheat; the emergence of soybean rust in some southern states also contributed to growth.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 20-F filed Mar 16, 2005.
NAFTA sales volumes decreased by 1% mainly owing to the closer alignment of corn seed sales to the planting season. Soybean sales showed strong growth in the USA. Lower royalties further reduced reported sales by 2%.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Feb 15, 2005.
NAFTA sales of selective herbicides were stable in a challenging market whilst non-selectives continued to be affected by price pressure in glyphosate in the USA, which offset volume growth. Fungicide sales growth was driven primarily by the success of AMISTAR®. Insecticide sales were lower, due to a reduction in the sales of FORCE® and, to a lesser extent, KARATE®. Professional Products notably seed treatment and turf performed well. Strong growth continued in Mexico and in Canada, with the roll-out of CRUISER® on canola.
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