Soy product awareness is high in China

People are buying soya products in greater numbers in China than in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.

The survey found that consumers were spending more money on soy products in China compared with U.S. consumers in 2017, the same year President Donald Trump took office.

More than 6 percent of Chinese adults said they had purchased a soya product in the past year, up from 4.6 percent in 2016, the study found.

More Chinese consumers are also shopping for soy products online, compared with the U.K.

The study, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences, showed that soy products are popular in the Chinese market, which is one of the largest consumers of soy products globally.

In addition, Chinese consumers buy soy products at a premium, up 12 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, according with a report by Bloomberg.

In the United Kingdom, sales of soy foods were down 7.7 percent in the year to March 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.