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Posted by Rafael Moro

Chinese soy imports totaled 9.79 million tonnes in September this year, an increase of 19.5% compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the China Customs Department (GAAC). In the first nine months of the year, the Asian country imported 74.53 million tons of oilseed.

Among soy derivatives, China acquired 140 thousand tons of soy oil in September this year, a positive variation of 49.7% in relation to the volume registered a year earlier. From January to September this year, imports of the commodity totaled 780 thousand tons.

Chinese corn imports reached 1.08 million tons in September, a volume 675.1% higher than that registered in September 2019. In the accumulated result for the year, the country imported 6.67 million tons of cereal.

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Of wheat, the Chinese imported 1.07 million tonnes last month, up 584.5% year-on-year. In the first nine months of the year, cereal imports by the Asian country totaled 6.06 million tons.

China imported 210,000 tonnes of cotton last month, an increase of 152.5% compared to the same interval in 2019. Imports of natural fiber totaled 1.4 million tonnes between January and September this year.

Chinese palm oil purchases reached 430,000 tonnes in September, a volume 3.5% lower than that imported a year earlier. In the first nine months of the year, imports of the commodity reached 3.04 million tons.

270,000 tons of dairy products were imported by China in September, 23.8% more than in the same period last year. Between January and September, the country purchased 2.47 million tons of dairy products from the foreign market.

Chinese sugar imports totaled 540 thousand tonnes in September, an increase of 29.1% compared to the same month of the previous year. Year-to-date, sweetener imports reached 2.77 million tons.

Fertilizer purchases were 1.35 million tons, an increase of 21.7% compared to September last year. From January to September, China imported 8.16 million tons of fertilizers.

Source: Notícias Agrícolas