Argentina govt source sees country’s FY18 soybean output rising 6%.

Soybean production in Argentina is seen rising over 6% to 58 million tonne in 2017-18 (Apr-Mar) due to likely favourable weather. The country is estimated to have harvested around 55 million tonne soybean in 2016-17. Weather is seen largely conducive this year and farmers in the South American country may also increase acreage of the crop, which may boost output further. Soybean acreage is estimated at 19 million ha in 2017-18, higher than 18 million ha a year ago. Stocks of the commodity at the end of 2016-17 are estimated at 4.9 million tonne, lower than 5.6 million tonne at the end of the preceding year.