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China to Import Most Wheat in Seven Years to Ensure Food Supply

A Wheat Harvest As USDA Lowers Yield Forecasts
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

China will boost wheat imports in the coming year to secure domestic food requirements and is likely to increase purchases from the U.S. to help meet commitments under the phase one trade deal.

The world’s largest consumer and producer of wheat is set to buy 6 million tons in the 12 months starting June, up from just over 4 million tons in the previous year, according to the China National Grain and Oils Information Center, the government forecaster. That would be the highest since 2013-14.