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Thousand Metric Tons
Date Created  10/10/2014 11:49:27 AM 
 
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  2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 Sep
2014/15
Oct
2014/15
Production
China 43,560 48,288 51,440 54,451 58,212 58,212
United States 35,608 37,217 36,174 37,081 38,133 38,133
Argentina 29,312 27,945 26,089 27,950 30,950 30,400
Brazil 28,160 29,510 27,310 27,770 29,000 29,000
European Union 9,760 9,674 10,194 9,938 10,063 10,080
India 7,520 7,680 7,800 6,880 7,200 7,200
Mexico 2,870 2,910 2,890 3,165 3,325 3,325
Other 17,844 17,194 19,052 20,914 21,834 21,834
 
 
Total 174,634 180,418 180,949 188,149 198,717 198,184
 
Imports
European Union 21,877 20,872 16,943 18,700 19,800 19,800
Indonesia 3,069 3,278 3,367 3,550 3,900 3,900
Vietnam 2,719 2,276 2,980 3,100 3,200 3,200
Thailand 2,318 2,928 2,874 2,900 3,100 3,100
Iran 1,742 2,192 2,099 2,500 2,750 2,750
Philippines 1,972 1,833 1,970 2,250 2,350 2,350
Japan 2,208 2,282 1,765 2,040 2,100 2,100
Korea, South 1,658 1,571 1,654 1,750 1,780 1,780
Mexico 1,500 1,548 1,295 1,400 1,420 1,420
Malaysia 1,028 1,078 1,276 1,350 1,395 1,395
Other 16,817 17,188 17,558 18,072 18,838 18,838
 
 
Total 56,908 57,046 53,781 57,612 60,633 60,633
 
Exports
Argentina 27,615 26,043 23,667 25,200 29,220 28,830
Brazil 13,987 14,678 13,242 13,948 14,100 14,100
United States 8,238 8,845 10,139 10,432 10,886 10,886
India 4,800 4,391 4,354 2,800 3,000 3,000
Paraguay 1,043 523 2,149 2,500 2,570 2,570
Other 2,866 3,796 4,270 5,021 4,803 4,803
 
 
Total 58,549 58,276 57,821 59,901 64,579 64,189
 
Domestic Consumption
China 43,382 47,435 50,091 52,421 56,562 56,562
European Union 30,952 29,870 26,894 27,970 29,144 29,162
United States 27,489 28,614 26,280 26,943 27,397 27,397
Brazil 13,950 14,100 14,200 14,398 14,850 14,850
Mexico 4,340 4,370 4,225 4,475 4,650 4,650
Thailand 3,775 4,153 4,200 4,150 4,300 4,300
India 2,901 3,306 3,533 3,950 4,165 4,165
Vietnam 3,100 3,300 3,700 3,950 4,160 4,160
Indonesia 2,784 3,218 3,430 3,600 3,825 3,825
Japan 3,844 3,840 3,352 3,485 3,600 3,600
Iran 2,525 2,500 2,460 2,765 3,070 3,070
Egypt 1,900 2,100 2,220 2,400 2,460 2,460
Russia 2,181 2,365 2,532 2,450 2,450 2,450
Philippines 1,875 1,925 2,000 2,325 2,400 2,400
Korea, South 2,336 2,265 2,248 2,255 2,395 2,395
Other 23,773 24,627 25,937 27,422 28,895 28,895
 
 
Total 171,107 177,988 177,302 184,959 194,323 194,341
 
Ending Stocks
Argentina 2,229 2,921 3,743 4,693 4,768 4,263
Brazil 2,436 3,198 3,098 2,547 2,470 2,622
European Union 580 371 77 395 564 563
Indonesia 330 390 323 273 348 348
United States 318 272 249 272 272 272
Other 2,552 2,493 1,762 1,973 2,371 2,372
 
 
Total 8,445 9,645 9,252 10,153 10,793 10,440