China reaps bumper 2020 grain harvest

Added On January 15, 2021

China has seen its 17th consecutive bumper year in 2020, with grain output up 0.9 percent year on year.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China's grain output reached nearly 670 billion kg in 2020, up 5.65 billion kg from last year.
This also marks the sixth consecutive year that the country's total grain production has exceeded 650 billion kg.
The total sown area increased 0.6 percent year on year, as subsidy incentives stimulated farmers' enthusiasm for grain production. The planting area of double-cropping rice rose by 5.3 percent year on year, a major contributor to the expansion of grain acreage.
An NBS official said the harvest has laid a solid foundation for China to cope with complex and volatile domestic and international environments, complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and win the battle against poverty.
To ensure stable grain output, China has introduced a host of measures this year such as fully implementing support policies like the minimum purchase price for rice and wheat and issuing subsidies.