August 29, 2011
China's autumn grain output faced with doubts
China's autumn grain production still faces doubts as severe drought is hitting some regions and some natural disasters may occur in the coming months, said Zhang Ping, the National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) head on Thursday (Aug 25).
Stabilising consumer prices and ensuring bumper harvests of autumn grain are top tasks for macro-economic control in the second half, Zhang noted. Autumn grain accounts for about 75% of China's total grain production.
China has achieved a rise of summer grain production this year. The output stood at 126.27 million tonnes, up 3.12 million tonnes or 2.5% from a year ago.
The report also said that pig stocks have risen in the past several months but the overall level remains low.