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China's grain output dives for sixth straight year
China is expected to see at least a 40 million ton shortfall in grain output this year with the annual harvest dropping for the sixth straight year, state press reported.
The situation has resulted in a sharp increase in grain prices forcing the country to consider importing supplies, the Outlook Weekly said in its current edition.
China's grain output dipped from a record high of 512 million tons in 1998 to 457 million tons last year as the government tried to bring down stockpiles and free up farmland for more lucrative cash crops.
Official statistics show that recent prices for paddy rice in east China's Anhui province reached 1,050 yuan (126.8 dollars) per ton, up 80 to 120 yuan over the same period last year.
The purchase price for wheat in northeast China's Heilongjiang province rose by 32 percent to 1,100 yuan per ton, while the price of maize in Hebei and Shandong provinces went up by 50 to 70 yuan per ton.
Driven higher by the grain price increase, the cost of flour, edible oil, meat, eggs and fodder have all gone up since October 1 in key grain-consuming areas, according to market data.
According to Wan Baorui, an official with the National People's Congress responsible for rural issues, China would have to import more grains if harvest yields continue to fall as present reserves were only sufficient to cover shortfalls for two more years.
Last week, Premier Wen Jiabao called for increased efforts to raise farming incomes, preserve cropland and increase grain production capacity, further signalling a renewal of concern at the highest levels over grain security.
Cheng Guoqiang, of the State Council Developmental Research Center, told the Outlook Weekly that China had to establish a new strategy on grain security as the population rises and as arable land and water resources shrink.
The country's total grain demand averages between 480 million and 490 million tons annually and will grow to approximately 640 million tons in 2030 when the population hits 1.6 billion people from the present of 1.3 billion, the weekly said.
MGR Archive 6.11.2003
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