South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Sep 2, 2014 10:07 AM CDT

Brazil saw soybean exports slide in August, reflecting less fervent demand as China waits for the bumper U.S. crop.

The world's No. 2 producer has been registering record shipments since the season started in February. But last month shipments subsided to 4.12 million metric tons, down from 5.4 mmt in the same month of 2013.

Buyers remained interested in buying Brazilian soybeans in August, which was reflected in an 80-cent jump in the premium for September delivery during the month to $2.60 per bushel over Chicago at Paranagua Friday. This premium offset a good part of the recent decline in ...

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