A harvester shuttles through wheat fields in Qingzhou City, east China's Shandong Province, June 7, 2022.

China has reaped summer grain harvest with a 1-percent year-on-year growth in total output, the country's statistics bureau said Thursday.

China's total grain output reached 147.39 million tonnes in this year's summer harvest, up 1.434 million tonnes from last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The output of wheat, a staple crop, stood at 135.76 million tonnes, up 1 percent year on year. (Photo by Wang Jilin/Xinhua)

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China has reaped summer grain harvest with a 1-percent year-on-year growth in total output, the country's statistics bureau said Thursday.

China's total grain output reached 147.39 million tonnes in this year's summer harvest, up 1.434 million tonnes from last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The output of wheat, a staple crop, stood at 135.76 million tonnes, up 1 percent year on year.

The country's planting area and output per hectare of summer grains both saw expansions compared to 2021, the NBS said.

Wang Guirong, an NBS official, attributed the higher summer grain harvest to favorable weather conditions and the promotion of high-quality seeds and farmlands. ■

A farmer puts wheat berries into a vehicle in a field in Tancheng County, east China's Shandong Province, May 26, 2022.

China has reaped summer grain harvest with a 1-percent year-on-year growth in total output, the country's statistics bureau said Thursday.

China's total grain output reached 147.39 million tonnes in this year's summer harvest, up 1.434 million tonnes from last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The output of wheat, a staple crop, stood at 135.76 million tonnes, up 1 percent year on year. (Photo by Zhang Chunlei/Xinhua)

A farmer airs wheat berries in Tancheng County, east China's Shandong Province, June 7, 2022.

China has reaped summer grain harvest with a 1-percent year-on-year growth in total output, the country's statistics bureau said Thursday.

China's total grain output reached 147.39 million tonnes in this year's summer harvest, up 1.434 million tonnes from last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The output of wheat, a staple crop, stood at 135.76 million tonnes, up 1 percent year on year. (Photo by Zhang Chunlei/Xinhua)