BEIJING/CHICAGO With nearly seven months gone, an ambitious $36.5 billion target for Chinese imports of U.S. farm goods this year may not be quite out of reach, but it's looking like a big, big stretch.
BUENOS AIRES/BEIJING Argentina is nearing an initial agreement with China that could pave for the way for potential investments by the Asian giant in local pork production for export, Argentina's undersecretary of trade and investment promotion told Reuters.
BEIJING, July 24 China has accelerated grains
buying from abroad in the first half of 2020 and may fully use
up its annual quotas for corn and wheat imports for the first
time ever, traders and analysts said this week.
China, the world's top agricultural market, imported 3.66
million tonnes of corn from January to June, 51% of its annual
quota for the grain set at 7.2 million tonnes, according to
customs data released on Thursday. Wheat imports came at 3.35
million tonnes, 35% of its yearly quota at 9.64 million tonnes,
the data showed.
BEIJING China plans to sell rice and wheat from state reserves to animal feed producers who are struggling with high corn prices, which have soared more than 20% in some areas this year amid tightening supplies, three sources familiar with the matter said.
BEIJING, July 14 China's monthly imports of
soybeans leapt to a record high in June, jumping 71% from a year
earlier, customs data showed on Tuesday, as a flurry of cargoes
arrived from top supplier Brazil.
BEIJING Outbreaks of deadly African swine fever are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing's goal of replenishing pork supplies.
* Sow inventories in south, southwest China fell in June
BEIJING China's meat importers fear clearing delays and a hit to demand after one of the country's major ports began requiring coronavirus tests for all meat and seafood containers to prevent contamination.
BEIJING/BUENOS AIRES, June 10 China has
accelerated sorghum imports from Argentina, according to sources
and shipping data, as buyers diversify their sources of grain
imports amid trade disputes with major suppliers Australia and
the United States.
CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. | Video