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Table 08: Soybean Meal: 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
China 54,531 59,004 64,548 69,696 75,240 75,240
United States 36,909 40,880 40,525 40,581 41,821 41,821
Argentina 27,892 30,928 33,211 33,275 34,420 34,420
Brazil 28,540 31,300 30,750 31,660 32,500 32,500
European Union 10,349 11,416 11,811 11,376 11,455 11,455
India 6,960 6,160 4,560 7,360 7,200 7,200
Russia 2,679 2,876 3,191 3,546 3,782 3,743
Other 22,587 26,017 27,517 28,792 30,549 30,354
 
 
Total 190,447 208,581 216,113 226,286 236,967 236,733
 
Imports nr nr nr nr nr nr
European Union 18,137 19,623 19,207 18,885 19,200 19,200
Vietnam 3,344 4,311 5,094 4,600 5,200 5,100
Indonesia 3,983 3,844 4,203 4,254 4,450 4,450
Thailand 2,665 3,068 2,433 2,781 2,800 2,800
Philippines 2,335 2,204 2,617 2,450 2,750 2,750
Mexico 1,410 1,795 2,367 1,991 2,350 2,350
Korea, South 1,825 1,751 2,118 1,764 2,000 2,000
Japan 1,976 1,699 1,721 1,621 1,750 1,750
Iran 2,683 1,948 1,420 1,507 1,750 1,650
Malaysia 1,397 1,465 1,291 1,500 1,530 1,530
Other 18,189 18,956 19,388 18,542 20,082 19,887
 
 
Total 57,944 60,664 61,859 59,895 63,862 63,467
 
Exports nr nr nr nr nr nr
Argentina 24,972 28,575 30,333 31,323 31,200 31,200
Brazil 13,948 14,290 15,407 13,762 15,250 15,250
United States 10,504 11,891 10,844 10,524 11,068 11,068
Paraguay 2,428 2,569 2,552 2,351 2,500 2,500
India 3,252 1,521 409 2,000 1,800 1,800
Other 5,536 5,556 5,877 4,673 5,435 5,362
 
 
Total 60,640 64,402 65,422 64,633 67,253 67,180
 
Domestic Consumption nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 52,534 57,467 62,663 68,646 73,870 73,870
United States 26,775 29,282 30,044 30,250 31,116 31,116
European Union 28,142 30,242 30,892 30,242 30,342 30,342
Brazil 15,100 15,700 16,270 16,843 17,480 17,480
Vietnam 4,200 4,750 5,470 5,690 6,210 6,110
Mexico 4,575 5,050 5,750 5,740 6,050 6,050
India 3,640 4,500 4,630 5,007 5,450 5,450
Indonesia 3,825 4,100 4,178 4,254 4,350 4,350
Thailand 4,150 4,100 4,230 4,231 4,300 4,300
Russia 2,700 2,850 3,150 3,200 3,580 3,600
Japan 3,434 3,361 3,453 3,423 3,520 3,520
Iran 2,800 3,000 3,180 3,300 3,580 3,450
Egypt 2,400 2,650 2,950 2,980 3,400 3,100
Argentina 2,100 2,402 2,672 2,853 3,055 3,055
Philippines 2,200 2,350 2,550 2,700 2,850 2,850
Other 28,149 30,112 31,339 32,638 34,639 34,475
 
 
Total 186,724 201,916 213,421 221,997 233,792 233,118
 
Ending Stocks nr nr nr nr nr nr
Brazil 2,484 3,812 2,910 4,000 3,800 3,800
Argentina 4,073 4,025 4,231 3,330 3,495 3,495
India 407 553 119 483 440 440
Indonesia 481 225 250 250 350 350
Paraguay 128 152 234 354 344 344
Other 3,202 4,935 5,087 3,965 3,871 3,855
 
 
Total 10,775 13,702 12,831 12,382 12,300 12,284
 
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, Vietnam and the Philippines are on a January/December MY and Bolivia is on a March/February MY.