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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Egypt to remain a major importer of US soybeans for the next five years thanks to higher demand

Egypt is expected to remain a “major importer” of US soybeans for the next five years, according to a report by the US Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published in July. US soybean exports to Egypt were up 202% y-o-y between January and May, with forecasts seeing total soybean imports surpassing 1.75 mn tonnes this fiscal year, and 1.44 mn tonnes coming from the US. The increased demand for soybeans comes on the back of projects such as Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland new crushing facility in Borg El Arab, “which are doubling their crushing capacity” to produce oil, as well as the need for it in the food processing industry to boost the nutritional value of products such as bread and to manufacture animal fodder. Tap or click here for the full report here (pdf). This came as Reuters reported that Egypt has booked a large order of US soybeans last week.

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