RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chinese soybean imports from Brazil increased in April compared to the preceding month, customs data showed Thursday, boosted by the arrival of shipments ordered earlier in the year but delayed after rain affected the Brazilian crop.
The world's largest soybean importer bought 5.08 million tons of the oilseed from top supplier Brazil in April, up from just 315,334 tons in March, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.
But the figure was still below the 5.939 million tons in the same month last year.
Chinese processors ramped up soybean purchases earlier . . .