China bought 8.45 million tonnes of soybeans in biggest August imports on record.

China, the world top soybean buyer, imported 8.45 million tonnes of the oilseed in August. A record for the month of August, as improving margins boosted demand from buyers. The August figures were up 10.2 percent from last year’s 7.67 million tonnes, but down 16.2 percent from 10.08 tonnes in July.