January 24, 2020 | CNBC
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How Quickly Can China Ramp Up Soybean Purchases?

Some analysts question whether US will be able to grow enough product for China to buy

Just over a week after the US and China signed a critical Phase One trade agreement, it’s still unclear how a key aspect will play out, reports CNBC.

  • It’s still not clear how quickly China can increase its purchases of U.S. soybeans to meet the requirements of the Phase One trade agreement, especially given seasonality and the fact that Chinese tariffs on US soybeans officially remain in place.
  • Some analysts question whether the US will even be able to grow enough soybeans for China to buy.
  • China, the world’s largest buyer of soybeans, has also diversified its sources to Brazil’s benefit

Read the full report here.

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