Swine fever and trade war lower China's soybean imports further

Shipping organization Bimco predicts a tough outlook for the dry bulk sector, in which trade war and swine fever have caused Chinese imports of soybeans to drop significantly this year.

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The outbreak of African swine fever in China is beginning to make a mark on the country's import of soybeans.

More than half of pigs produced in the world come from China, but one-third of these – 130 million pigs – risk being put down due to the fever.

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