Inner Mongolia grain production hits new record in 2022
Wheat is harvested by the city of Bayannuur in Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]
The grain output in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region in 2022 hit 39 billion kilograms, an increase of 600 million kg from last year.
This output reportedly set a new record and caps off 19 consecutive years of bumper harvests, according to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
The grain output in the region has remained above 37.5 billion kg for five consecutive years. This year's grain output increased by 1.6 percent, accounting for 16.2 percent of the country's total increase.
Ripe sorghum heralds another bumper harvest year for Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]
The average yield of grain crops in the region reached 374.05 kg per mu (0.07 hectares), which is an increase of 2.15 kg per mu from the previous year.
This year, there is over 104.28 million mu of sown area for grain in the region. This is an increase of 1.01 million mu from the previous year – paving the way for more bounteous crops.
In addition, the sown area for soybeans reached 18.33 million mu, which is an increase of 4.93 million mu or 36.8 percent from the previous year.
An aerial view of the grain fields in Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]