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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Oil Meal Exports Continue Upward Trend India’s oil meal exports totaled 1.403 MMT for the first six months of FY 2018/19 (April-March), up 0.119 MMT or 9 percent from 1.284 MMT a year ago. Rapeseed meal exports had the biggest gain at 0.601 MMT versus 0.3 MMT during April-September 2017. In contrast, soymeal exports were down at 0.392 MMT against 0.489 MMT during the same period a year ago. September 2018 was a slow month overall with only 81,511 MT of oil meals exported, down about 73 percent from 0.298 MMT in the same month of 2017, and soymeal accounted for 20,987 MT of those shipments against 102,212 MT a year ago. Oil meal exports to Southeast Asia (SEA) and Europe were up during April-September. For comparison with the same pe...

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