Ö Brazilís increased exports to China have thinned its own supplies, and thatís now forcing Beijing to take in American soybeans rather than canceling them in a bid to protect against Brazilian prices rising further or the U.S. crop falling shortÖ

 

 

U.S. Soy Shippers Get Small Perk From Otherwise Horrid Trade War

 

By Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey, Bloomberg

September 3, 2019

 

The trade war between the U.S. and China continues to surprise agricultural markets, even delivering an unexpected reprieve for American farmers who have otherwise been roiled by the conflict.

 

U.S. soybean exports have jumped to a seasonal record at a time of the year when shipments typically slow due to dwindling supplies ahead of the autumn harvest in the Northern Hemisphere. Curiously, the surge is being driven by cargoes being sent to China -- a nation thatís largely shifted away from American soy to imports from Brazil over the past year.

 

Brazilís increased exports to China have thinned its own supplies, and thatís now forcing Beijing to take in American soybeans rather than canceling them in a bid to protect against Brazilian prices rising further or the U.S. crop falling short.

 

American soybean inspections spiked to 1.28 million metric tons in the week ended Aug. 29. Thatís the most for this week in at least 25 years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

 

ďWe normally donít do this type of exports at this time of year,Ē John C. Baize, an independent consultant who advises the U.S. Soybean Export Council...

 

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