Mil­lion metric tons

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

China’s grain out­put rose 0.9 per­cent from last year, reach­ing 607.1 mil­lion metric tons in 2014, ac­cord­ing to data re­leased on Thurs­day by the Na­tional Bureau of Statis­tics. The lat­est fig­ure marked a growth in grain out­put for the 11th year in a row. Hou Rui, a se­nior NBS statis­ti­cian, said that sta­ble gov­ern­ment poli­cies to­ward agri­cul­ture and tech­nol­ogy con­trib­uted to the rise. Hei­longjiang, He­nan and Shan­dong were the top three grain pro­duc­ers in the coun­try in 2014.

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