The remainder of China's 4.456 mmt of imports during February was filled out by Argentina (841,394 mt), Canada (644,005 mt), Russia (45,499 mt), Uruguay (30,019 mt), and Kazakhstan (990 mt).
China's cumulative soybean imports for the market year since October are down 8.1 million metric tons from a year earlier. October 2018-February 2019 imports from the United States are down 20.1 mmt and imports from Brazil are up 11 mmt from a year earlier. Since October, 22.9 mmt of China's 29.9 mmt soybean imports have come from Brazil--a 76 percent market share. Imports from Canada are up 1.6 mmt from a year ago and imports from other countries are down from last year.
|China's soybean imports, October-February|
Million metric tons
|Source: China Customs web site.|