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Table 09: Soybean Oil: 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 11,626 12,335 13,347 14,569 15,501 15,501
United States 8,990 9,131 9,706 9,956 10,233 10,233
Argentina 6,364 6,785 7,687 8,433 8,725 8,750
Brazil 6,760 7,070 7,760 7,660 7,850 7,960
European Union 2,375 2,546 2,660 2,888 2,793 2,907
India 1,944 1,566 1,386 1,044 1,620 1,620
Mexico 653 720 745 785 830 830
Other 4,563 5,085 5,905 6,288 6,918 6,754
 
 
Total 43,275 45,238 49,196 51,623 54,470 54,555
 
Imports nr nr nr nr nr nr
India 1,081 1,804 2,815 4,269 3,800 3,800
Algeria 575 629 631 734 700 700
China 1,409 1,353 773 586 620 620
Bangladesh 400 442 508 639 600 600
Morocco 364 444 432 465 475 475
Egypt 324 230 480 674 400 400
Peru 363 355 395 382 395 395
Colombia 216 288 304 372 375 375
Iran 543 551 421 299 300 300
Mexico 194 201 253 282 290 290
Other 3,031 2,957 3,023 2,929 3,133 3,072
 
 
Total 8,500 9,254 10,035 11,631 11,088 11,027
 
Exports nr nr nr nr nr nr
Argentina 4,244 4,087 5,094 5,697 5,650 5,550
Brazil 1,251 1,378 1,510 1,550 1,450 1,450
United States 981 852 914 1,016 1,021 1,021
European Union 1,011 766 1,010 915 950 900
Paraguay 558 650 690 682 710 730
Russia 129 332 423 431 470 480
Bolivia 285 371 389 385 320 320
Other 900 1,002 1,063 1,014 1,165 1,160
 
 
Total 9,359 9,438 11,093 11,690 11,736 11,611
 
Domestic Consumption nr nr nr nr nr nr
China 12,545 13,650 14,200 15,300 16,000 16,000
United States 8,522 8,576 8,600 9,147 9,322 9,163
Brazil 5,534 5,705 6,265 6,265 6,420 6,530
India 3,000 3,300 4,100 5,300 5,500 5,500
Argentina 2,245 2,844 2,401 2,831 2,965 3,100
European Union 1,850 1,990 2,065 2,305 2,170 2,305
Mexico 860 890 1,001 1,060 1,120 1,120
Bangladesh 475 529 647 721 848 848
Egypt 582 497 762 910 760 780
Iran 600 630 690 710 740 740
Algeria 540 590 640 700 720 720
Morocco 374 440 445 460 475 475
Korea, South 445 440 435 448 465 465
Colombia 283 340 380 440 460 460
Japan 416 410 421 451 438 438
Other 4,371 4,505 4,824 5,013 5,467 5,195
 
 
Total 42,642 45,336 47,876 52,061 53,870 53,839
 
Ending Stocks nr nr nr nr nr nr
United States 751 529 841 765 804 962
China 1,021 965 778 537 548 548
India 351 420 521 531 451 451
Argentina 288 151 365 270 435 370
Brazil 399 386 382 292 312 332
Other 1,284 1,361 1,187 1,182 1,251 1,046
 
 
Total 4,094 3,812 4,074 3,577 3,801 3,709
 
Most countries are on an October/September Marketing Year (MY). Mexico is on a September/August MY. Peru is on an January/December MY and Paraguay and Bolivia are on a March/February MY.