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Table 07: Soybeans: World Supply and Distribution 
  
Thousand Metric Tons
Date Created  10/12/2017 12:00:17 PM  
 
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  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 Sep
2017/18
Oct
2017/18
Production nr nr nr nr nr nr
United States 91,389 106,878 106,857 116,920 120,593 120,582
Brazil 86,700 97,200 96,500 114,100 107,000 107,000
Argentina 53,400 61,400 56,800 57,800 57,000 57,000
China 11,951 12,154 11,785 12,900 14,000 14,200
India 9,477 8,711 6,929 11,500 10,000 10,000
Paraguay 8,190 8,154 9,217 10,665 9,400 9,400
Canada 5,359 6,049 6,371 6,463 8,200 8,200
Other 16,285 19,467 19,250 20,906 22,242 21,502
 
 
Total 282,751 320,013 313,709 351,254 348,435 347,884
 
Imports nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 70,364 78,350 83,230 92,500 95,000 95,000
European Union 13,293 13,914 15,119 13,200 14,500 14,000
Mexico 3,842 3,819 4,126 4,200 4,300 4,300
Japan 2,894 3,004 3,186 3,200 3,300 3,300
Thailand 1,798 2,411 2,798 3,077 3,150 3,150
Egypt 1,694 1,947 1,300 2,300 2,800 2,800
Indonesia 2,241 2,006 2,274 2,400 2,600 2,600
Taiwan 2,335 2,520 2,476 2,450 2,400 2,400
Iran 301 1,311 1,864 2,120 2,300 2,300
Vietnam 1,564 1,707 1,602 1,900 2,300 2,300
Other 12,741 13,373 15,350 16,264 16,209 16,489
 
 
Total 113,067 124,362 133,325 143,611 148,859 148,639
 
Exports nr nr nr nr nr nr
Brazil 46,829 50,612 54,383 63,137 64,000 64,000
United States 44,594 50,143 52,860 59,157 61,235 61,235
Argentina 7,842 10,575 9,921 6,900 8,000 8,000
Canada 3,469 3,763 4,236 4,570 5,800 5,800
Paraguay 4,900 4,488 5,310 6,600 5,500 5,500
Other 5,143 6,548 5,753 7,100 6,888 6,438
 
 
Total 112,777 126,129 132,463 147,464 151,423 150,973
 
Crush nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 68,850 74,500 81,000 87,000 93,500 94,000
United States 47,192 50,975 51,335 51,681 52,798 52,798
Argentina 36,173 40,235 43,267 43,880 44,840 44,840
Brazil 36,861 40,435 39,747 41,300 42,000 42,000
European Union 13,400 14,000 15,200 14,200 15,100 14,500
India 8,700 7,700 5,700 8,900 8,700 8,700
Russia 3,400 3,650 4,050 4,300 4,800 4,800
Mexico 4,030 4,175 4,400 4,650 4,720 4,720
Paraguay 3,350 3,650 3,600 3,950 3,950 3,950
Egypt 1,680 1,950 1,200 2,300 2,800 2,800
Bolivia 2,250 2,500 2,350 2,050 2,500 2,500
Iran 450 1,450 2,100 2,300 2,490 2,490
Japan 1,969 2,150 2,283 2,300 2,350 2,350
Canada 1,525 1,787 2,000 2,000 2,200 2,200
Pakistan 11 500 1,250 1,650 1,700 2,000
Other 13,078 14,693 15,448 15,939 16,699 16,599
 
 
Total 242,919 264,350 274,930 288,400 301,147 301,247
 
Ending Stocks nr nr nr nr nr nr
Argentina 25,271 31,700 31,700 35,970 37,060 37,130
Brazil 15,820 18,925 18,200 24,463 22,500 21,963
China 13,848 17,009 16,910 20,190 19,440 19,640
United States 2,504 5,188 5,354 8,201 12,928 11,716
European Union 623 683 1,148 692 832 832
Other 3,521 4,013 4,432 5,346 4,774 4,764
 
 
Total 61,587 77,518 77,744 94,862 97,534 96,045
 
Most countries are on an October/September Marketing Year (MY). The United States, Mexico, and Thailand are on a September/August MY. Canada is on an August/July MY. Paraguay is on a March/February MY.