China Soybean Imports Up
Thu Jan 10, 2013 07:53 AM CST

BEIJING (Dow Jones) -- China's December soybean imports rose 9% from a year earlier and 42% from November to 5.89 million metric tons while annual imports rose 11.2% last year to 58.38 million metric tons, the General Administration of Customs said Thursday.

The customs department disclosed the data in a press release preceding the actual publication, due later Thursday, of more detailed preliminary commodity trade data for the month.

Data in such press releases are generally rounded up or down, making them slightly less accurate than the actual reading.

China is the world's biggest importer of soybeans and gets most ...

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