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Soya: Imports

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of imported soya was produced in Brazil in the latest period for which figures are available. (263908)

According to HMRC official overseas trade statistics, in 2008, 45 per cent. of UK imports of soya were recorded as originating in Brazil. This is based on the volume of trade and includes both soya beans and soya meal. 2008 figures are provisional.