China is the world’s top importer of soybeans, taking in about 97 million metric tonnes in 2021. Photo: AP
China is the world’s top importer of soybeans, taking in about 97 million metric tonnes in 2021. Photo: AP
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China trade: imports of US soybeans rise as Ukraine war, South America drought limit sources

  • China has been importing millions more metric tonnes of soybeans in recent months than its past average
  • World’s top importer of soybeans is looking to protect and bolster its supply chain as food-security fears mount

China is the world’s top importer of soybeans, taking in about 97 million metric tonnes in 2021. Photo: AP
China is the world’s top importer of soybeans, taking in about 97 million metric tonnes in 2021. Photo: AP
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