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Posted on 18/07/2019
World Soybean production for the 2019-20 season, which will begin on October 1, 2019, is estimated at 347.04 Mio Tons, -4.4% from the previous season.
Brazil is expected to overtake the United States as top Soybean producer, with a share of 35% due to a significant production increase (+5.1% compared to the current season). Projections for the United States are for lower planted and harvested area, and Soybean production in estimated at -15.4%. Soybean supply is slowing also for Argentina (-5.4%).
Global Soybean export, down 1.9% in the current season, is expected to recover in the new season (+0.7%), due to higher exports for the United States.
Looking at the 2018-19 export data, in the first 5 months of 2019 the U.S. recorded -2.7%, with lower volumes sold to China and Japan, in comparison with last year.
China, the main world Soybean importer, is expected to increase its imports in the new season: +2.4% compared to 2018-19 season.
For the EU-28, imports are forecast to slow down (-4.4%). EU data for the first 5 months of 2019 show a +3.6% increase in Soybean imports.
In the first four months of 2019, Italy increased Soybean imports +16.8%, compared to January-April 2018. The United States and Brazil are the main suppliers, more than offsetting the sharp decline in purchases from Canada.
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