São Paulo, 20 – Chinese soybean imports totaled 8.57 million tonnes in November this year, down 10.6% compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the China Customs Department (GAAC, in the acronym in English) last Saturday. In the eleven months of the year, the Asian country imported 87.65 million tonnes of the oilseed.
Among soy derivatives, China did not purchase soy oil in November this year, a negative variation of 90% compared to the volume registered a year earlier. From January to November this year, imports of the commodity totaled 1.12 million tonnes.
Chinese corn imports reached 790 thousand tons in November, a volume 35.7% lower than that registered in November 2020. In the accumulated result for the year, the country imported 27.02 million tons of the cereal.
Of wheat, the Chinese imported 750,000 tonnes last month, down 7.2% year-on-year. In the eleven months of the year, cereal imports by the Asian country totaled 8.83 million tons.
China imported 100,000 tonnes of cotton last month, a decrease of 51% compared to the same period in 2020. Imports of natural fiber totaled 2.01 million tonnes between January and November this year.
Chinese purchases of palm oil reached 440,000 tonnes in November, 6.2% less than imported a year earlier. In the eleven months of the year, imports of the commodity reached 4.21 million tons.
Of dairy products, 310,000 tonnes were imported by China in November, 1.5% more than in the same period last year. Between January and November, the country purchased 3.68 million tonnes of dairy products from the foreign market.
Chinese sugar imports totaled 630 thousand tons in November, down 11.2% compared to the same month last year. In the year, sweetener imports reached 5.27 million tons.
Fertilizer purchases totaled 910 thousand tons, down 5.6% compared to November last year. From January to November, China imported 8.72 million tons of fertilizers.
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