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Thousand Metric Tons
Date Created  12/10/2014 11:41:46 AM 
 
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  2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 Nov
2014/15
Dec
2014/15
Production
China 43,560 48,288 51,440 54,531 59,004 59,004
United States 35,608 37,217 36,174 36,909 38,814 38,814
Argentina 29,312 27,945 26,089 27,950 29,575 29,575
Brazil 28,160 29,510 27,310 27,980 29,000 29,000
European Union 9,760 9,674 10,070 10,110 10,080 10,080
India 7,520 7,680 7,840 6,880 7,200 7,120
Mexico 2,870 2,910 2,890 3,088 3,325 3,325
Other 17,844 17,194 19,032 20,945 21,966 22,006
 
 
Total 174,634 180,418 180,845 188,393 198,964 198,924
 
Imports
European Union 21,877 20,872 16,941 18,350 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 2,665 2,900 2,900
Iran 1,742 2,192 2,099 2,683 2,800 2,800
Philippines 1,972 1,833 1,970 2,250 2,350 2,350
Japan 2,208 2,282 1,765 1,976 2,100 2,100
Korea, South 1,658 1,571 1,654 1,826 1,880 1,880
Malaysia 1,028 1,078 1,276 1,400 1,425 1,425
Mexico 1,500 1,548 1,295 1,425 1,420 1,420
Other 16,817 17,188 17,632 18,205 18,986 18,986
 
 
Total 56,908 57,046 53,853 57,430 60,761 60,761
 
Exports
Argentina 27,615 26,043 23,667 24,960 27,830 27,830
Brazil 13,987 14,678 13,242 13,948 14,100 14,100
United States 8,238 8,845 10,139 10,478 11,612 11,612
India 4,800 4,391 4,354 2,742 2,950 2,850
Paraguay 1,043 523 2,149 2,500 2,570 2,570
Other 2,862 3,795 4,286 4,996 4,955 4,955
 
 
Total 58,545 58,275 57,837 59,624 64,017 63,917
 
Domestic Consumption
China 43,382 47,435 50,091 52,534 57,354 57,354
European Union 30,952 29,670 26,894 28,018 29,042 29,042
United States 27,489 28,614 26,280 26,758 27,307 27,306
Brazil 13,950 14,100 14,200 14,398 14,850 14,710
Mexico 4,340 4,370 4,225 4,475 4,650 4,650
India 2,900 3,300 3,525 4,100 4,250 4,275
Vietnam 3,100 3,300 3,700 3,920 4,160 4,160
Thailand 3,775 4,153 4,200 3,880 4,100 4,100
Indonesia 2,784 3,218 3,430 3,600 3,825 3,825
Japan 3,844 3,840 3,352 3,421 3,600 3,600
Iran 2,525 2,500 2,460 2,948 3,120 3,120
Egypt 1,900 2,100 2,220 2,450 2,460 2,460
Korea, South 2,336 2,265 2,248 2,385 2,450 2,450
Russia 2,181 2,365 2,532 2,450 2,450 2,450
Philippines 1,875 1,925 2,000 2,333 2,408 2,408
Other 23,777 24,627 25,941 27,534 29,062 29,102
 
 
Total 171,110 177,782 177,298 185,204 195,088 195,012
 
Ending Stocks
Argentina 2,229 2,921 3,743 4,933 4,678 4,678
Brazil 2,436 3,198 3,098 2,757 2,622 2,972
European Union 580 572 153 285 573 573
Indonesia 330 390 323 273 348 348
United States 318 272 249 227 272 273
Other 2,625 2,572 1,922 2,008 2,400 2,395
 
 
Total 8,518 9,925 9,488 10,483 10,893 11,239