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Table 07: Soybeans: World Supply and Distribution 
  
Thousand Metric Tons
Date Created  01/12/2018 12:00:11 PM  
 
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  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 Dec
2017/18
Jan
2017/18
Production nr nr nr nr nr nr
United States 91,389 106,878 106,857 116,920 120,436 119,518
Brazil 86,700 97,200 96,500 114,100 108,000 110,000
Argentina 53,400 61,400 56,800 57,800 57,000 56,000
China 11,951 12,154 11,785 12,900 14,200 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 6,459 6,552 8,000 8,000
Other 16,283 19,471 19,220 20,880 21,431 21,451
 
 
Total 282,749 320,017 313,767 351,317 348,467 348,569
 
Imports nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 70,364 78,350 83,230 93,495 97,000 97,000
European Union 13,293 13,914 15,120 13,379 14,000 14,000
Mexico 3,842 3,819 4,126 4,126 4,300 4,300
Japan 2,894 3,004 3,186 3,175 3,300 3,300
Thailand 1,798 2,411 2,798 3,077 3,150 3,150
Egypt 1,694 1,947 1,300 2,115 2,800 2,600
Indonesia 2,241 2,006 2,274 2,649 2,600 2,600
Taiwan 2,335 2,520 2,476 2,566 2,400 2,400
Turkey 1,608 2,197 2,283 2,271 2,250 2,250
Iran 301 1,311 1,864 1,879 2,100 2,100
Other 12,697 12,883 14,671 15,487 16,505 16,465
 
 
Total 113,067 124,362 133,328 144,219 150,405 150,165
 
Exports nr nr nr nr nr nr
Brazil 46,829 50,612 54,383 63,137 65,500 67,000
United States 44,594 50,143 52,860 59,157 60,555 58,786
Argentina 7,842 10,575 9,922 7,026 8,500 8,500
Paraguay 4,844 4,576 5,400 6,170 6,000 6,000
Canada 3,469 3,763 4,236 4,591 5,500 5,500
Other 5,143 6,548 5,753 7,185 6,399 6,399
 
 
Total 112,721 126,217 132,554 147,266 152,454 152,185
 
Crush nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 68,850 74,500 81,500 88,000 95,000 95,000
United States 47,192 50,975 51,335 51,681 52,798 53,070
Argentina 36,173 40,235 43,267 43,303 44,840 44,840
Brazil 36,861 40,435 39,747 40,900 42,000 42,000
European Union 13,100 14,450 14,950 14,400 14,500 14,500
India 8,700 7,700 5,700 9,200 9,000 9,000
Russia 3,400 3,650 4,050 4,500 4,800 4,750
Mexico 4,030 4,175 4,400 4,600 4,720 4,720
Paraguay 3,550 3,700 3,800 3,650 3,700 3,700
Bolivia 2,250 2,500 2,350 2,050 2,500 2,500
Egypt 1,680 1,950 1,150 2,200 2,800 2,500
Japan 1,969 2,150 2,283 2,392 2,350 2,350
Iran 450 1,450 2,100 2,060 2,300 2,300
Canada 1,525 1,787 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Pakistan 11 500 1,250 1,680 2,000 2,000
Other 13,093 14,703 15,424 15,695 16,257 16,217
 
 
Total 242,834 264,860 275,306 288,311 301,565 301,447
 
Ending Stocks nr nr nr nr nr nr
Argentina 25,271 31,700 31,700 36,420 37,170 36,170
Brazil 15,820 18,925 18,200 24,863 21,863 22,363
China 13,848 17,009 16,910 20,391 20,641 20,641
United States 2,504 5,188 5,354 8,208 12,124 12,788
European Union 1,253 843 1,559 1,057 1,188 1,207
Other 3,714 4,069 4,301 5,550 5,333 5,397
 
 
Total 62,410 77,734 78,024 96,489 98,319 98,566
 
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 Jan/Dec MY.