Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, the country’s largest producer of commodity grain, increased annual output by 4 percent to 62.4 billion kg in 2014, local authorities said Monday [16 February 2015]. The additional 2.38 billion kg produced accounts for nearly half of the country’s newly added output in 2014, according to the provincial agriculture department…Full Article: The Global Times Feb 2015

Key Point

  • In 2014, China produced 607 million MTs of grain.
  • In 2011, Heilongjiang surpassed Henan in central China as the country’s top grain producer.

ChinaAg Comments

  • The grain totals given in the article likely encompass rice, wheat, corn, beans, and tubers (e.g. potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc.).
  • In 2013, Heilongjiang accounted for 11% of China’s rice production (by volume), less than 1% of its wheat output, 15% of its corn output, 25% of its beans output, and 3% of its tubers output. Overall, the province accounted for 10% (or ~60 million MTs) of China’s grain output in 2013.

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