Chinese customs data showed that between October 2018 and March 2019, China bought just 2.7 million metric tonnes of US soybeans. Photo: Bloomberg

US trade war dominates agenda at China’s premier soybean conference as American imports plummet

  • Industry insiders are eyeing increasing domestic output and imports from Russia to fill gaps left by shrinking imports from the United States
  • Over 800 delegates attended the fourth edition of the China Soybean Industry International Summit Forum in Harbin, Heilongjiang province
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese customs data showed that between October 2018 and March 2019, China bought just 2.7 million metric tonnes of US soybeans. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese agricultural firms are looking to expand into Russia in the hope of boosting supplies. Photo: EPA

China warned it should not pin its hopes on Russian soybeans plugging supply gap caused by US trade war

  • Russian expert told China industry delegates that his country struggles to produce enough to satisfy its own demands, much less its neighbour’s
  • China has been looking for alternative sources after falling US supplies left its farmers with a major headache
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Chinese agricultural firms are looking to expand into Russia in the hope of boosting supplies. Photo: EPA
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