October 24, 2008


China to see continuous increase of grain output for 5 years



The output of grains in China is predicted to hit a record high in 2008, an increase for 5 consecutive years, according to Li Xiaochao, spokesman of the National Bureau of Statistics on October 20, 2008.


The output of summer grains in the nation reached 120.41 million tonnes this year, a growth of 2.6 percent as compared to previous year.


In the first three quarters of this year, the number of live hogs on hand in the nation rose by 6.6 percent and the number of slaughtered pigs increased by 5.8 percent. Output of meat continued rising and the breeding of live hogs resumed at a fast speed.

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