China reaped a bumper grain harvest for the 12th consecutive year in 2015, with grain output up 2.4 percent from one year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday [8 December 2015]. The growth followed a 0.9-percent increase in 2014 and 2.1-percent rise registered in 2013. Grain output totaled 621.44 million tonnes this year…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2015

Key Point

  • In 2015, China produced 621 million MTs of grains, of which rice, wheat, and corn accounted for 92% of output (~572 million MTs). Grain crops were harvested on 113.3 million ha, with some new acreage appearing at the expense of cotton crops.

ChinaAg Comments

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

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