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August 07, 2018 | Reuters

China May Have to Resume U.S. Soybean Purchases

Other regions cannot supply enough soybeans to meet needs

China may have to start buying U.S. soybeans again in coming weeks despite the trade war between the two countries as other regions cannot supply enough soybeans to meet China’s needs, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said on Tuesday.

Reuters reports Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans could re-start in the coming weeks.

“China has to resume purchases of U.S. soybeans,” Oil World said in its latest newsletter. “The South American supply shortage will make it necessary for China, in our opinion, to import 15 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans in October 2018/March 2019, even if the current trade war is not resolved.”

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