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BEIJING, CHINA — China’s summer grain output hit 138.72 million tonnes in 2018, a decrease of 2.2% compared to the previous year,Reutersreported, citing the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

China’s grain acreage for summer 2018 was down 0.6% to 267.03 million hectares.

“China’s wheat output could drop as much as 20% this crop year after bad weather hit fields in major growing areas, likely boosting imports by the world's top producer and consumer of the grain, traders and an analyst had estimated,” Reuters said.

China’s summer grain crops include wheat, barley, buckwheat, potatoes and yellow peas, Reuters noted.