In its 6th estimate for the year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics – IBGE – projects a national harvest of cereals, legumes and oilseeds of 227.9 million tons, a volume 5.3 percent lower than last year (240.6 million tons).
In relation to the previous estimate (230.14 million tons), made in May, production fell 0.1 percent – drop of 12,251 hectares.
The estimated area to be harvested will be 61.2 million hectares, an increase of 31,009 hectares compared to the area harvested in 2017.
In addition, rice, corn and soybeans account for 92.8 percent of the production estimate and 87 percent of the area to be harvested.
In relation to the previous year, there was an increase of 2.6 percent in the area of soybean and reductions of 7.3 percent in the corn area and 4.2 percent in the rice area.
In terms of production, there was an increase of 1.2 percent for soybeans and a drop of 15.9 percent for maize and 7.2 percent for rice.