China's huge grain stockpile may get bigger

Bulging stocks likely to continue to suppress imports.

China’s large grain stockpile will likely get even larger as that country has not laid out a plan to lower the high producer prices that created the stockpile, USDA’s attache said in a report this week.

“As a result, China is once again expected to produce record corn, wheat, and rice crops in 2016,” the report said. “This production will, in turn, add to already bulging stocks, currently estimated at approximately 250 million tons, or roughly half of global reserves.”

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