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Competitive Analysis of Chinese Soybean Import Suppliers--U.S., Brazil, and Argentina


  • Song, Baohui
  • Marchant, Mary A.
  • Xu, Shuang


Globally, China is the number one soybean importer, and the U.S., Brazil, and Argentina are the top three soybean exporters. This research provides a detailed overview of the global soybean industry, analyzes the competitive structure of the Chinese soybean import market by examining both annual and monthly data, and compares competitiveness of the U.S., Brazil, and Argentina in the Chinese soybean import market. Results indicate that the U.S. and South America (Brazil and Argentina) were seasonal complementary soybean suppliers for China and Brazil has the greatest advantage in the Chinese soybean import market, followed by the U.S. and Argentina.

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  • Song, Baohui & Marchant, Mary A. & Xu, Shuang, 2006. "Competitive Analysis of Chinese Soybean Import Suppliers--U.S., Brazil, and Argentina," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21109, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea06:21109

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    1. Chen, Wei & Marchant, Mary A. & Song, Baohui, 2009. "Impacts of China's Food Consumption on U.S. Soybean Exports," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46820, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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