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China Agriculture Report By CnAgri2018-04-19 10:45:02China Agriculture Report Print
Keywords:Grains Oilseeds
l  In the first quarter, the gross domestic product was 19.8783 trillion yuan, which increased by 6.8% year on year at a comparable price. From the perspective of sub-sectors, the value added of the primary industry was 890.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.2%; the output of pork, sheep, and poultry was 23.16 million tons, an increase of 1.8% year on year. Pork production, hog inventory, and hog slaughter were 15.43 million tons, 41.23 million head, and 20.93 million head respectively, increasing 2.1%, -1.2%, and 1.9% year on year separately. In March, the weather conditions in major agricultural areas of the country were generally favorable, and the sunshine and soil moisture content were suitable in most agricultural regions, and spring planting and spring plowing progressed smoothly.
l  On April 17, 2018, the Ministry of Commerce issued the No. 38 Announcement of 2018, promulgating the preliminary determination of anti-dumping investigations on imported sorghum originating in the United States. The ministry found that US companies had dumped grain sorghum on the Chinese market, and such imports had caused substantial damage to the domestic industry, so China has decided to impose provisional anti-dumping measures on grain sorghum imported from the United States. According to the ruling, starting on April 18, 2018, importers of the product will be required to pay deposits with Chinese customs calculated based on a rate of 178.6%.
According to the agricultural scheduling and the reports from various areas, the intentional planting area of early rice this year decreases. At present, the raising of early rice seedlings are basically over, half of them have been planted, the quality of the seedlings is improved, and the seedlings are growing better. It is expected that the planting area decreased 333 thousand hectares over the previous year.
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