Soybeans remain China’s largest agricultural import by far, with Brazil and the US being the largest suppliers, according to a USDA analysis of final China Customs figures for 2013. China imported more than USD 38 billion worth of soy in 2013, with slightly more than half coming from Brazil and slightly more than a third from the United States…Full Article: BlackSea Grain June 2014

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  • Although Chinese meat imports did not rank high, China exported ~US1.2 billion worth of processed chicken in 2013 (85% destined for Japan)

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  • Within China, soybeans are typically processed into soybean meal for animal feed and cooking oil for human consumption.

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