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March 12, 2018
Due to a government program incentivizing a decrease in rice production, FAS Seoul projects that soybean production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19....
February 7, 2018
In MY 2015/16, 37 percent of the total South Korean edible oil supply was palm oil, 35 percent was soybean oil, 9 percent was rapeseed oil and 20 percent was an assortment of other oils.
February 6, 2018
South China’s Agricultural Imports Reach New Record…Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China wood product and bakery ingredient importers…
January 8, 2018
With stiff competition from soybean and rapeseed oils, palm oil faced a tough year during MY2017/18.
December 4, 2017
Due to favorable growing conditions and reports of higher production throughout the sector, palm oil production is forecast to reach 38.5 million tons in 2017/18, and 2016/17 output is revised....
November 1, 2017
Post’s MY17/18 soybean production forecast is 14.4 million metric tons (MMT), up from the estimated 12.9 MMT in the previous year.
October 27, 2017
Labor shortages, compulsory holidays (including three major ones in August and September) as well as voluntary holidays tacked on to create longer leave meant there were fewer days left to collect....
October 27, 2017
The planned rollout of 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10), initially scheduled on July 1, 2016, and deferred to January 1, 2017, has been postponed indefinitely.
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....
October 20, 2017
During the first eight months of Marketing Year (MY) 2016/17 (Calendar Year [CY] 2017), Brazil became the leading soybean exporter to Vietnam, replacing the United States due to competitive prices.
September 5, 2017
Lower government support for corn production continues to stimulate Chinese planting of oilseeds, primarily soybeans.
August 3, 2017
The Government of Malaysia (GOM) decision not to extend the amnesty program for undocumented illegal foreign workers beyond July 1, 2017 saw the industry facing an acute shortage of manual labor.
July 31, 2017
Indonesian palm oil production is expected to benefit from favorable weather conditions in the upcoming months, fueling production increases.
July 28, 2017
Reductions in government support to corn production encouraged Chinese farmers to plant more oilseeds, primarily soybeans.
July 6, 2017
A number of Cooperators held promotional events in May 2017, including the California Olive Oil Council, which is the most recent Cooperator to arrive in the Japanese market.
June 12, 2017
Cooperators held a number of promotional events across Japan in May 2017, including the most recent Cooperator to enter the Japanese market, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).
June 1, 2017
In August 2012, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) started to work towards completion of a comprehensive Food Labeling Standard (see, e.g., GAIN Reports JA3001 and JA3054).
April 13, 2017
In Marketing Year (MY) 2015/16 (Calendar Year [CY] 2016), the U.S. overtook Brazil to reclaim its position as the largest exporter of soybeans to Vietnam due to more competitive prices.
April 11, 2017
Palm oil production is expected to increase from 17.7 million tons in 2015/16 to 19.4 million tons in 2016/17 and to 21 million tons in 2017/18 due to palm trees recovering from tree stress....
April 5, 2017
Growing feed demand driven by expanding livestock and poultry sectors is expected to generate increased import demand for soybeans in MY2017/18 and soybean meal in MY2016/17 and 2017/18.

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