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China accelerates purchases of corn from Brazil to replace imports from the U.S.

China has accelerated its purchases of Brazilian corn to replace imports of the more expensive grain from the United States.

Four ships loaded with Brazilian corn are on their way to China, and another five are expected to leave soon, according to Alphamar Maritime Agency.

With more ships waiting to load, the corn sent to China should exceed 1 million tons this year.

The shipments so far total 280,000 tons, just one month after the departure of the first cargo of Brazilian corn destined for China.

China is a significant importer of U.S. and Ukrainian corn, and its . . .

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