China corn output to hit record
China's corn output this year is likely to rise 4.6% to a record 215 million metric tons, the Asidake Financial News website reported Wednesday, citing a forecast by the state-backed China National Grain and Oils Information Center.
Rice production may slip 1% from last year to 202 million tons due to drought, it said.
The government has said it expects the overall grain harvest this year to rise to a record from last year's 589.57 million tons. That figure includes wheat, corn and rice.
Soybean output may fall 4.2% to 12.5 million tons, the report said. China imports around 80% of its soybeans.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 11, 2013 04:44 ET (08:44 GMT)