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Chinese Imports of Brazilian Soybeans at Highest Level in Two Years

China’s soy imports from U.S. fell almost 50% in May 2020 compared to May 2019

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Beijing customs data indicates that Chinese soy imports from Brazil (now its largest supplier), reached its highest level in two years in May, reports Mercor Press. China is the world’s largest importer of soy.

Data from the General Administration of Customs of the Asian country indicate that the country imported 8.86 million tons of Brazilian soybeans in May, the highest volume since May 2018, and 41% more than the 6.3 million tons imported in May 2019. Brazilian soybean imports also grew by 49% in comparison with April.

Meanwhile, China’s soy imports from the United States fell almost 50% in May 2020 compared to May 2019, totaling 491,697 tons. It is the lowest monthly count since January 2019.

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