USDA sees Pakistan 2016-17 soybean import at new high.

Pakistan is expected to import a record 1.6 million tonne soybean in 2016-17 and around 2 million tonne in 2017-18. Higher demand for soybean from Pakistan is seen coming from poultry feed sector in the country. The country soy oil import is expected to be around 200,000 tonne in 2016-17 compared with 184,000 tonne in 2015-16. For Soy oil 2017-18, import is pegged at 250,000 tonne. Pakistan palm oil import is pegged at 3.0 million tonne in 2016-17 against 2.7 million tonne in 2015-16, while palm oil import is seen at 3.1 million tonne in 2017-18. Pakistan is one of the largest edible oil importers in the world.