China’s soybean imports tumbled to 2.9 million metric tons (MTs) in February, down 39% compared to 4.78 million MTs a month ago, and down 24.3% compared to February 2012, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. Total soybean imports so far this year (Jan.-Feb.) reached 7.68 million MTs, down 9% from 8.44 million MTs in the same period in 2012…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain Mar 2013

Key point

  • In February 2013, China imported 490,000 MTs of edible vegetable oils. This was an 11% decline from the February 2012 figure, and a 27% decline from January 2013 when 670,000 MTs were imported.

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