In November, China Imported Zero Soybeans From The United States

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China imported zero shipments of U.S. soybeans in November, choosing to buy from Brazil instead.

November marked the first time since President Donald Trump initiated his trade war with China that the country purchased not a single soybean from U.S. producers, according to Reuters.

Instead, China has leaned on Brazilian imports to replace the U.S. cargoes, customs data showed on Monday.

China brought in 5.07 million tonnes of soybeans from Brazil in November, up more than 80 percent from 2.76 million tonnes a year ago, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.

Meanwhile, U.S. imports plunged from 4.7 million tonnes in November 2017 and were down from 67,000 tonnes in October.

Following an agreed upon truce in the trade war earlier this month, China resumed imports, though the 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports China implemented in July remain in place.

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