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April 17, 2018
Palm oil production is forecast to marginally increase to 20.5 million tons in 2017/18 from 18.8 million tons in 2016/17.
April 16, 2018
Taiwan is the United States sixth largest export market for soybeans. Soybean consumption and imports are forecast to remain stable in MY2017/18 and MY2018/19 at 2.525 million tons.
April 16, 2018
Driven by strong feed demand from the livestock and aquaculture sectors and falling local soybean cultivation area, soybean imports are forecast to increase to 1.9 million metric tons....
April 10, 2018
Australia normally produces over 5 million metric tons (MMT) of oilseed crops each year, with canola and cottonseed accounting for over 90 percent of total production.
April 4, 2018
On April 4, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) separately announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent....
April 4, 2018
Steady economic growth in Japan is forecast to contribute to moderate growth in vegetable oil production and consumption in marketing years 2017/18 and 2018/19.
March 28, 2018
High prices for Japanese table rice led to Japan’s full utilization of the simultaneous buy and sell quota (100,000 MT), and are expected to lead to continued opportunities in the coming year.
March 27, 2018
The Philippines is the largest market for U.S. soybean meal (SBM) and the world’s top coconut oil (CNO) exporter.
March 26, 2018
Slow feed demand growth will limit Thailand’s imports of soybean meal in MY2017/18 and MY2018/19, but have less impact on Thai imports of soybeans.
March 23, 2018
On March 14, 2018, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency held its tenth, and final, Expert Committee panel discussion for the review of Japan’s genetically engineered (GE) food labeling requirements.
March 20, 2018
Palm oil production is expected to increase from 38.5 million tons in 2017/18 to 40.5 million tons in 2018/19.
March 20, 2018
China is the largest oilseed importer in the world with total oilseed imports at 98.42 million tons (MMT) in MY16/17.
March 14, 2018
Due to a government program incentivizing a decrease in rice production, FAS Seoul projects that soybean production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 will increase by approximately 20 percent....
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 28, 2018
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has issued a proposed revision of tofu specifications and standards, which would allow the packaging of tofu for storage at room temperature.
February 14, 2018
With new mature area entering full production and expectations for above trend yields, the 2017/18 palm oil production forecast is maintained at 38.5 million tons, a 5.5 percent increase from 2016/17.
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 15, 2018
On January 5, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture issued decree No. 35/2018, renewing U.S. Fresh Foods of Plant Origin (FFPO) recognition for an additional three years.
January 8, 2018
With stiff competition from soybean and rapeseed oils, palm oil faced a tough year during MY2017/18.

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