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Land under cereal production


China is the top country by land under cereal production in the world. As of 2017, land under cereal production in China was 102 million hectares that accounts for 14.02% of the world's land under cereal production. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Russian Federation, and Brazil) account for 44.01% of it. The world's total land under cereal production was estimated at 731 million hectares in 2017.

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What is land under cereal production?

Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded.

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