• Categories
  • Archives

Drought Won’t Prevent Brazil from Getting Largest Cereal Crop Ever

An oat field in BrazilThe Brazilian government is forecasting a record crop of cereals and oilseeds totaling 148.9 million tons, the largest ever, according to the latest release from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE. 

The latest release is based on data collected by IBGE staff in the field during September and marks an increase over August data (148 million tons) in spite of continuing drought in several farm states of the country.

This year’s harvest will be 11.9% greater than in 2009 (134 million) and is expected to break the 2008 record of 145.9 million tons.

The figures also show that the volume will be greater in spite of a 1.1% fall in the cultivated area over last year’s 46.7 million hectares.

The excellent performance is boosted by the soybean crop of which Brazil is the world’s second largest producer and main exporter, and corn, although rice is expected to suffer a minor contraction.

The three items make up 91.1% of the total cereal and oilseed production of Brazil.

The soybeans volume is expected to increase 20.6% with a record 68.7 million tons, while corn is forecasted to increase 8.5% to 55.6 million tons and rice will be down 10.5%.

The wheat crop totals 5.5 million tons, 10% up from last year. Other crops increases include oats (37%); cacao (3.2%); coffee (14.8%); sugar cane (1.3%); onions (7.7%); barley (32.7%); oranges (3.8%) and cassava, (0.2%).

The cotton crop is expected to reach 2.9 million tons, which is 1.2% less than the August estimate because of the lack of rainfall which struck mainly the states of Matto Grosso and Bahia, the main producers of the fibre in Brazil.

Sorghum is also forecasted to drop 13.7%

Mercopress

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Stock Market Tumbles Another 6.7% for a 28% Loss This Year

Once again, this Wednesday, September 17, stock markets across Latin America suffered a beating ...

Brazil United Against NY Times

Allies and foes of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva were unanimous in ...

Central do Brasil Is Brazil Searching for Its Innocence

For film-lovers, Walter Salles’ Central do Brasil not only encapsulates the sum total of ...

Firearms Quite Common in Brazilian Public Schools

A Brazilian survey entitled "Daily Life in Schools, Amid the Violence," which was presented ...

Despite Chinese Competition Demand for Brazil Wood Grows Among Arabs

Paraná, in the Brazilian South, one of the leading Brazilian forestry industry manufacturers and ...

Brazil: ‘It’s Natural to Enrich Our Uranium at Home’

Brazil has major uranium reserves, and it’s only natural that we do not want ...

Brazil Goes to Sea to Get Electricity

The cadence of ocean waves can generate electricity, and Brazil’s first wave plant should ...

Brazil Joins World on Mourning for Auschwitz

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations released a note, January 27, on the occasion ...

In Brazil, the white foe is black himself

Brazilians are far more dishonest about race than Americans. The “whites” who are the ...