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China's July soybean imports rise on higher crush margins - customs

BEIJING, Aug 8 (Reuters) - China's soybean imports in July rose 8% from last year, customs data showed on Thursday, as importers increased buying of Brazilian beans on higher crush margins.

China brought in 8.64 million tonnes of soybeans in July, up from 8 million in the same month last year, the General Administration of Customs said. That is up 33% from 6.51 million tonnes in June. (Reporting by Hallie Gu and Tom Daly; editing by Christian Schmollinger)