Brazil Expecting Biggest Harvest Ever Led by Soy, Corn and Cotton

Brazilian farmers should produce 126 million tons of grain in the 2006-2007 crop, according to estimates by Brazil's National Food Supply Company (Conab), a state-owned organization in charge of supervising and regulating agricultural production in the country.

If Conab's projection proves true, then Brazilian agricultural production will break the record established by the 2002-2003 crop. The production for the current crop might be 3% higher than in the last record high.

Soy, corn and cotton are the products for which production should increase the most, according to the forecast of Conab. Brazilian soy production is expected to reach 56 million tons – a 5% increase compared with the previous crop. Corn production should increase 13% to reach 48 million tons.

The Conab survey is conducted in 280 municipalities in southern and midwestern Brazil, and in the northeastern states of Bahia, Rondônia, Pará, Tocantins, Maranhão and Piauí­. A total of 47 technicians of Conab conducted 1,440 interviews with farmers to estimate the volume of agricultural production.

Electronics

On another economic front, sales of electric and electronic products grew 8.5% in Brazil in 2006, according to figures supplied yesterday, February 8,  by the National Association of Manufacturers of Electronic Products (Eletros).

Sales of white line products rose 13.74%. The products that powered the performance were refrigerators, with sales rising 17.89% over 2005, automatic washers, which presented growth of 14.9%, and cookers, whose sales were up 10.6% when compared to the previous year.

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • ch.c.

    something is wrong !
    the government takes a pride, self esteem and self compliments as to the country performances obviously due to their smart policies.

    Stupid question :
    Why then is Brazil economy growing at below 3 % annual rate…and this for the past 5, 10 and 20 years time frame ?????

    I tell you….something is wrong ! Something is hidden…as usual !

Your email address will not be published.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’s Lula Confesses Venial Sins and Hides Mortal Ones

At his first press conference since becoming president, Brazilian President Lula admitted that his ...

Brazilian Press: Lolita to the Rescue

Advertisers don’t want circulation but money to ensure their survival. The middle or upper-middle ...

Brazil’s GDP Up 5.2%, Best in 10 Years

Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – the total of goods and services produced in the ...

Shell Shifts from Algae to Brazilian Sugarcane in Global Biofuel Push

Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest energy company and also the biggest ...

Dr. Menges, I Apologize for My Fellow Brazilians

The "new axis of evil," which late American scholar Constantine Menges predicted and all ...

The revolution of the landless

President Fernando Henrique Cardoso has been slow to honor his promises of settling landless ...

Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil

Foreign Tourists Fall by Half a Million in Brazil

The collapse of Brazil's flag carrier Varig last year caused a significant fall in ...

Brazil Gets an A for Scientific Information Access

Representatives of Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Chile and the United States are meeting today in ...

Brazil’s First Woman Chief Justice Wants General Applicability to Alleviate Courts

In her inaugural address Thursday, April 27, as president of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), ...