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China imports record amount of Brazilian soybeans in June soybean

China imports record amount of Brazilian soybeans in JunernsoybeanrnPhoto: Adobe stockrn07.27.2020By Susan ReidyrnBEIJING, CHINA — China imported a record amount of soybeans from Brazil in June according to customs data released on July 25, Reuters reported.rnrnDemand for soybeans is increasing as China starts rebuilding its pig herds following deadly outbreaks of African swine fever.rnrnrnChina imported 10.51 million tonnes of soybeans from Brazil in June, an increase of 91% from the previous year, Reuters said. The totals were up 18.6% from May.rnrnChina’s overall soybean imports in June were 11.16 million tonnes. The nation imported 267,553 tonnes of soybeans from the United States in the month down 56.5% from the previous year.rnrnChina is starting to increase its US purchases and will need to ramp them up further to meet the totals outlined in the phase one trade deal between the two countries.rnrnChinese crushers in the south had ample inventories in recent weeks due to a curbed demand from the animal sector. Crushers in the north were doing better as demand is picking up fromrnrnBUSINESSIMPORTSSOYBEANTRADECOMMODITIESTRENDS