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Table 3 China- Soybean product imports and consumption of soybean oil.

From: Uneven dietary development: linking the policies and processes of globalization with the nutrition transition, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases

  1989–1991 2000–2002
Imports of soybeans (Mt) 1,961,944 14,368,805
Imports of soybean oil (Mt) 435,735 736,254
Calories available from soybean oil/cap/day 27 78
Calories available from all vegetable oils/cap/day 141 213
Soybean oil as percentage of calories available from all vegetable oils (%) 19 37
  1. Source: based on data from FAOSTAT 2005 [42,145,146]. The numbers represent 3 year averages around 1990 and 2001