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source:ah.gov.cn author:Rain release date:2018/04/10 hits:933

In 2017, the sown area of grain was 6.6425 million hectares, a drop of 2.1 thousand hectares compared with that in 2016; the sown area of oil-bearing crops was 698.3 thousand hectares, a decrease of 32.8 thousand hectares; the sown area of cotton was 147 thousand hectares, a decrease of 36.4 thousand hectares; and the sown area of vegetables was 945.1 thousand hectares, an increase of 24.9 thousand hectares.

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The total output of grain in 2017 was 34.76 million tons, an increase of 586 thousand tons, or rising by 1.7 percent over the previous year. Of this total, the output of summer crops was 13.953 million tons, an increase of 76 thousand tons or up by 0.55 percent; that of autumn grain was 19.841 million tons, an increase of 52 thousand tons or growing by 2.69 percent. The output of oil-bearing crops was 2.084 million tons, decreasing by 3 percent and that of cotton was 143 thousand tons, down by 22.7 percent. 

At the end of 2017, 14.172 million pigs were registered in the total stocks, down by 3.5 percent over the previous year. 28.289 million pigs were slaughtered, down by 1.6 percent. The total output of meat reached 3.963 million tons, down by 1.6 percent, of which, that of pork, beef and mutton was 2.673 million tons, down by 1.1 percent. The total output of eggs was 1.462 million tons, an increase of 4.8 percent. The production of milk was 319 thousand tons, down by 2.3 percent. The output of aquatic products was 2.4 million tons, up by 1.8 percent.

By the end of 2017, the total power of agricultural machinery had been 63.129 million kilowatts, a drop of 8.1 percent over the previous year. The number of farming tractors was 2.331 million, down by 0.4 percent. The whole year consumption of fertilizer (converted to pure amount) was 3.187 million tons, down by 2.5 percent. Electricity consumption in rural areas amounted to 17.13 billion kilowatts, an increase of 6 percent. The effective irrigation area was 4.4838 million hectares, an increase of 46.3 thousand hectares, and a new increase of 40.2 thousand hectares of water-saving irrigation areas.

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