China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race.



China soybean graph
Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it the world’s largest importer. Click the "Image Gallery" to view series of charts that further explain this trend. 
Earth Policy Institute
China grain and soybean production
Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it the world’s largest importer. Click the "Image Gallery" to view series of charts that further explain this trend. 
Earth Policy Institute
Soybeans in a bowl
Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it the world’s largest importer. Click the "Image Gallery" to view series of charts that further explain this trend. 
Fotolia/Jiri Hera
Harvesting in western hemisphere
Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it the world’s largest importer. Click the "Image Gallery" to view series of charts that further explain this trend. 
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