Shanghai sees rise in soybean imports from US


Shanghai saw its soybean imports from the United States soar to 2.53 million tonnes in the first eight months of the year, up 91 percent year on year, ac-counting for 31.1 percent of its total imported soy-beans from January to August, customs authorities said Wednesday.

The city imported a total of about 8.15 million tonnes of soybeans in the first eight months, an increase of 7.4 percent from the same period last year.

The megacity imported about 5.62 million ton-nes of soybeans from Brazil, down 7.8 percent year on year, accounting for 68.9 percent of its total im-ported soybeans during the same period. —Xinhua

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