China Grain Reserves Corporation (Sinograin) had purchased 19.52 million tonnes of wheat for state reserve this year by September 10, down 23 percent from a year ago, the company said on Thursday [8 October 2015]. By September 10, Sinograin had purchased 2.75 million tonnes of early indica rice, down 26 percent year on year. Some areas had more-than-expected sub-standard wheat and rice, the company said…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Oct 2015
- In April 2015, heavy rainfall hit wheat crops across China, causing various fungal diseases to appear by harvest time.
- Wheat production in China is mostly situated in the central and eastern parts of the country. In 2013, Henan province produced 32.2 million MTs of wheat or 26% of Chinese output.