2016/17 Paraguayan soybean area is forecast to grow marginally to 3.33 million hectares, an increase of 1 percent. 2016/17 production is forecast to decline to 8.5 million tons as yields return to historical levels. Crush is forecast at a record 4.15 million tons. 2016/2017 whole bean soybean exports –estimated at 4.3 million tons - will overtake meal and oil exports forecast at 3.05 million tons and 755,000 tons, respectively. 2015/16 soybean production is revised up to 10 million tons based on excellent weather conditions that lifted yields to historic levels.