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02 May

China Soybean Arrivals Swing to the Upside

Ken Smithmier

A sharp increase in April soybean imports into China appears to be due to seasonal stockpiling rather than any sort of stabilization in the ongoing African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic. The month of April saw soybean arrivals accelerate to around 7.5 million tonnes, the largest monthly figure for 2019 and the largest since September 2018 when imports hit 8 million tonnes according to Chinese...

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Tagged China customs data, Soybeans, Global Grain, china soybean imports, global oilseed exports, global oilseed loadings, grainular, china, USDA Leave a comment
29 January

Preparing for the Worst

Ken Smithmier

Over the course of the 35-day US government shutdown, it was rumored that Chinese importers would buy the following:

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Tagged China tariffs, China customs data, Grain, Soybeans, Global Grain, china soybean imports, global oilseed exports, global oilseed loadings 1 Comment

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