(Bloomberg) -- Soybean imports by China rose 27% in May from a year earlier, after crushers increased purchases from Brazil to take advantage of cheap supplies amid strong crush margins.


The country shipped in 9.4 million tons in May, compared with 7.4 million tons in the same month last year, and 6.7 million tons in April, according to customs data SundayThat’s close to the record 10.08 million tons in July 2017Imports in the first five months rose 6.8% to 33.9 million tons