In September China imported 5.938 million tonnes of soy beans from Brazil which represented an increase of 57.97% compared to the same month of 2016, according to figures issued by the General Administration of Customs and Ports in China.
The same figures show that imports of Brazilian soy by China in the first nine months of the year amounted to 42.85 million tonnes, or an increase of 19.9% compared to the same period of 2016.
Between January and September, China bought 71.45 million tonnes of soy beans on the international market, or an increase of 15.4% compared to the same period of 2016.
After Brazil the largest exporter of soy beans to China are the United States of America with 20.68 million tonnes sold in the first three quarters of the year. (macauhub)