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China food security: soybean imports ‘exceptionally large’ as pig population nears pre-African swine fever level

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]China’s soybean imports increased significantly in the first five months of the year, in line with a recovery in the domestic hog population, but domestic demand for the crop looks to be more modest in the coming months amid rising commodity prices.China bought a total of 38.23 million tonnes of soybeans from January to May. The world’s largest soybean importer spent US.35 billion on the crop, up 44.2 per cent from the same period last year, according to Chinese customs data last week.Its…

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China’s soybean imports increased significantly in the first five months of the year, in line with a recovery in the domestic hog population, but domestic demand for the crop looks to be more modest in the coming months amid rising commodity prices.China bought a total of 38.23 million tonnes of soybeans from January to May. The world’s largest soybean importer spent US$19.35 billion on the crop, up 44.2 per cent from the same period last year, according to Chinese customs data last week.Its…

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