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China brought in 600,000 tonnes of barley in July, down 16.2 percent from the previous year.  Photo: Thinkstock

China’s July grain imports plunge as tariffs on U.S. supplies bite

Beijing | Reuters – China’s grain imports plunged in July after Beijing imposed hefty tariffs on shipments from the United States as part of its trade conflict and as rising international prices curbed buying, customs data showed on Thursday. China brought in 220,000 tonnes of sorghum in July, down 62.5 percent from 588,364 tonnes a year ago, data from […] Read more

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U.S. grain exports slide after Trump win batters peso

Chicago | Reuters — Mexican demand for U.S. grain imports has slumped along with the country’s sinking peso as buyers withdrew from the market amid soaring costs in the week since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, traders and industry analysts said. Corn prices in pesos jumped more than 10 per cent overnight for […] Read more


Analysts expect China to issue grain import quotas after state sales end

Beijing | Reuters — China’s grain imports could plummet this year, with the government determined to sell off as much of its bulging state grain reserves as possible before it finally grants mills permission to buy overseas, analysts said. In previous years, private mills were normally allocated grain import quotas in January, allowing them to […] Read more