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Table 08: Soybean Meal: World Supply and Distribution 
  
Thousand Metric Tons
Date Created  04/11/2017 12:00:48 PM  
 
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  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 Mar
2016/17
Apr
2016/17
Production nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 51,440 54,531 59,004 64,390 68,508 68,508
United States 36,174 36,909 40,880 40,525 41,378 41,355
Argentina 26,089 27,892 30,928 33,211 34,780 34,800
Brazil 27,310 28,540 31,300 30,880 31,720 32,120
European Union 9,875 10,586 11,060 12,008 11,613 12,087
India 8,640 6,960 6,160 4,640 7,200 7,200
Mexico 2,890 3,185 3,300 3,480 3,675 3,675
Other 19,400 21,680 25,350 26,999 29,575 29,041
 
 
Total 181,818 190,283 207,982 216,133 228,449 228,786
 
Imports nr nr nr nr nr nr
European Union 16,941 18,137 19,623 19,208 20,250 19,500
Vietnam 2,981 3,344 4,502 5,090 5,200 5,150
Indonesia 3,367 3,983 3,844 4,275 4,600 4,600
Thailand 2,874 2,665 3,068 2,433 3,000 3,000
Philippines 1,968 2,335 2,204 2,617 2,650 2,650
Mexico 1,295 1,410 1,795 2,367 2,400 2,400
Korea, South 1,654 1,825 1,751 2,118 1,950 1,950
Japan 1,765 1,976 1,699 1,721 1,800 1,800
Malaysia 1,276 1,397 1,465 1,291 1,580 1,580
Iran 2,099 2,683 1,948 1,420 1,550 1,550
Other 17,605 18,189 18,976 19,519 19,451 19,457
 
 
Total 53,825 57,944 60,875 62,059 64,431 63,637
 
Exports nr nr nr nr nr nr
Argentina 23,667 24,972 28,575 30,325 32,400 32,000
Brazil 13,242 13,948 14,390 15,407 15,200 15,200
United States 10,111 10,504 11,891 10,853 10,523 10,795
Paraguay 2,149 2,504 2,530 2,450 2,710 2,710
China 1,365 2,017 1,595 1,909 1,900 1,600
Other 7,987 6,771 5,482 4,407 5,553 5,141
 
 
Total 58,521 60,716 64,463 65,351 68,286 67,446
 
Domestic Consumption nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 50,091 52,534 57,467 62,505 66,638 66,938
European Union 26,242 28,442 29,892 31,142 31,542 31,442
United States 26,307 26,775 29,282 30,035 31,117 30,845
Brazil 14,800 15,100 15,700 16,200 16,750 16,850
Vietnam 3,600 4,100 4,750 5,620 6,090 6,090
Mexico 4,250 4,575 5,100 5,775 6,060 6,060
India 3,530 3,640 4,500 4,710 5,200 5,400
Indonesia 3,430 3,825 4,100 4,300 4,600 4,600
Thailand 4,150 4,150 4,100 4,250 4,800 4,400
Japan 3,211 3,434 3,361 3,453 3,420 3,550
Russia 2,300 2,700 2,850 3,150 3,360 3,350
Iran 2,670 2,850 3,070 3,200 3,340 3,340
Egypt 2,220 2,450 2,650 2,950 3,200 3,200
Argentina 1,850 2,100 2,402 2,680 2,786 2,800
Philippines 2,050 2,200 2,350 2,550 2,750 2,750
Other 26,973 27,940 30,169 31,820 33,418 33,047
 
 
Total 177,674 186,815 201,743 214,340 225,071 224,662
 
Ending Stocks nr nr nr nr nr nr
Argentina 3,253 4,073 4,025 4,231 3,825 4,231
Brazil 2,966 2,484 3,712 3,010 2,800 3,100
India 332 407 553 119 326 426
Vietnam 93 162 448 532 300 420
Philippines 49 251 180 414 338 401
Other 3,165 3,177 4,287 3,400 3,581 3,443
 
 
Total 9,858 10,554 13,205 11,706 11,170 12,021
 
Most countries are on an October/September Marketing Year (MY). The Mexico and Thailand are on a September/August MY. Canada is on an August/July MY. Paraguay is on a March/February MY. Vietnam and the Philippines are on a January/December MY and Bolivia is on a March/February MY.