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Oilseed Highlights: India Vegoil, U.S. Soy Sales, Egypt Vegoil Tender, Argentine Election

India’s Vegoil Imports to Increase by 1 MMT Per Year B.V. Mehta, the head of India’s Solvent Extractors Association (SEA), says India imports of vegoil are expected to grow by an additional 1 MMT per year over the next five years. India already is the world’s top importer of vegoil with imports in 2018/19 estimated by USDA at 15.768 MMT. USDA predicts imports in 2019/20 will increase to 16.465 MMT, but apparently Mr. Mehta believes imports will be even greater. Demand for vegoil in India is being driven by rising per capita incomes and a population that is increasing at the rate of about 25 million per year. USDA estimates India consumed 23.224 MMT of vegoil in 2018/19 and is forecasting consumption in 2019/20 to grow by...

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