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US soy bean sales to China declined much more than 11 billion tons. China's total decline in impors was 12%.  
USDA's Federal Grain Inspection Service reveals that through the first seven weeks of the 2018/19 marketing year, 7.4 million bushels of new-crop U.S. soybeans have been shipped to China, down 97 percent from prior-year levels. Through the first seven weeks of the previous marketing year, the U.S. shipped 239 million bushels of soybeans to China, and during that same period in the 2016/17 marketing year the U.S. shipped 211 million bushels.

The retaliatory tariffs of 28 percent on U.S.-sourced soybeans have resulted in a sharp decline in China's purchases. Shipments of soybeans to China have fallen by 98 percent along the Mississippi River, 95 percent out of the Columbia River and by 91 percent from the Puget Sound. Shippers in the Interior, South Atlantic and East Gulf regions have yet to make a soybean shipment to China, Figure 1.



"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 25th, 2019 at 03:02:39 AM EST
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Who am I to argue with the USDA?
Wonderful, venerable institution.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Aug 25th, 2019 at 03:25:14 AM EST
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