November 15, 2011


China's 2011 corn output estimated at 184.5 million tonnes


China National Grain and Oils Information Centre (CNGOIC) on Monday (Nov 14) kept its forecast for corn output unchanged at 184.5 million tonnes, an increase of 4% from 2010 and a record high.


It forecast soy production to fall 10.5% to 13.5 million tonnes, whereas wheat output to climb 1.38% to 116.8 million tonnes.


The state-backed grain research arm estimated China's corn planting areas to grow 2% to 33.15 million hectares this year, while wheat acreage to fall 0.23% to 24.2 million hectares. Soy acreage is seen down 10.17% to 7.65 million hectares.

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