China’s domestic corn output has dropped in recent years, while import levels have been rapidly increasing since 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s domestic corn output has dropped in recent years, while import levels have been rapidly increasing since 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s corn-based ethanol fuel threatens food security while crowding the market, state commentary warns

  • China is facing a corn-supply shortfall that could put it at the mercy of imports, even as domestic output has seen sharp increases in the last couple of years
  • Beijing has been increasingly pushing to reduce its reliance on external sources of crucial grains, including soybeans

China’s domestic corn output has dropped in recent years, while import levels have been rapidly increasing since 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s domestic corn output has dropped in recent years, while import levels have been rapidly increasing since 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
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