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China Top Corn Growing Region to Add 5mln Tonnes Processing Capacity in 2018 - Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb 9 (Reuters) -

* China's top corn-growing region Heilongjiang aims to add 5 million tonnes of corn processing capacity this year, the state news agency said on Friday

* Province is also aiming to build new corn ethanol plants, it said

* Industry consumed 7.5 million tonnes of corn in 2016/17 crop year, according to official think-tank China National Grain and Oils Information Center, and is forecast to consume 11.5 million tonnes in 2017/18 (Reporting by Dominique Patton. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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