China has added about a third of its total supply of frozen brown and frozen rice to its total stockpile, boosting its production capacity and raising expectations of higher demand.
Analysts expect China’s total grain exports will rise to more than 1.3 billion tons this year, and that it will reach 3.4 billion tons in 2018, according to a report in the Economic Daily on Thursday.
Frozen brown and brown rice are the two main staple grains used to make Chinese cooking.
The two rice types are also used in many other Chinese foods, including noodles and soup.
The two rice varieties are also the basis of many Chinese products, including fried rice and fermented rice.
China’s production capacity has grown significantly over the past few years, said Wang Shaoqiang, a senior research fellow at China Institute of Contemporary Agriculture in Beijing.
The increase in production capacity could be a signal for higher demand for rice products, which have been growing in popularity in China over the last few years.
China produces about a quarter of the world’s rice, according a study by the US-based think tank American Enterprise Institute.
China has a growing appetite for more nutritious rice products.
Its average daily consumption of rice has grown to about 200 kilograms, up from about 100 kilograms in 2005, according the China Daily newspaper.
But the increase in rice production capacity in China has been met with criticism by analysts and the public.
China is facing rising food inflation and food safety concerns as food companies, including the Chinese giant DuPont, are facing criticism for their handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
The country has been struggling with the rise in food prices.
Many consumers are reluctant to buy food that is more expensive, and the government has been pushing to ease restrictions on the price of goods.