Brazil expected to produce a total volume of 284.4 million tons of grain in the 2021-2022 crop year, up 12.5% from previous crop year, according to government estimates

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January 12, 2022 (press release) –

- The country is estimated to produce 284.4 million tons of grain, an increase of 32 million tons compared to the previous harvest.

Brazil is expected to produce a total volume of 284.4 million tons of grain in the 2021/2022 crop, an increase of 12.5% ​​or 32 million tons compared to the previous crop. The forecast is part of the fourth estimate for the 2021/22 crop, released this Tuesday (11/01), by the National Supply Company (Conab).

The highlight was on account of soybeans, with an increase in sown area of ​​3.8%, and for the wheat harvest, which ended with a record production of 7.7 million tons. The final result of wheat production was above that obtained in the previous season, even with adverse weather conditions, with prolonged periods of drought and the incidence of frost recorded in part of the cycle.

The estimate of the total area to be cultivated in the country in this harvest is 72.1 million hectares, an increase of 4.5% over the previous harvest.

The concern of Conab technicians is with the climate situation. “We have been following the news of the large volume of precipitation, there is rain in most of our country, however, the southern region is very affected by drought, the opposite of what is happening in most of the country. The Southern Region is a producer of corn and soybeans and this has been impacting our annual production. This situation in the South is being closely monitored,” said Conab president Guilherme Ribeiro .

Currently, total corn production, considering the first, second and third crops, is estimated at 112.9 million tons.


The survey shows that Brazil remains the world's largest producer of soybeans. The planted area grew by 3.8% and production was estimated at 140.5 million tons.

“We have already started the soybean harvest in the state of Mato Grosso , the harvest is very incipient, and sowing in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina has yet to be concluded. The sowing was not completed there precisely because of this drought. The soil is very dry, it does not have adequate humidity for the producers to complete the planting”, emphasizes the manager of Crop Monitoring at Conab, Rafael Fogaça.

Other crops also showed good numbers, such as cotton, which grew by 12.5% ​​in the area to be sown and production estimated at 2.7 million tons.


In agricultural exports, the highlights are cotton lint, which ended 2021 with exports above 2 million tons for the second consecutive year, 58% above the average of the last five years. For soybeans in grain, Brazil sold 86.1 million tons on the foreign market, surpassing the record set in 2018. For this year, the expectation is for a new record, with expected exports of 89 million tons of the oilseed.

Report card

This is the 4th Grain Harvest Survey 2021/2022, carried out between December 12th and 18th . In all, there are 12 surveys released monthly by Conab. The bulletin monitors the development conditions of the country's main crops: cotton, peanuts, rice, oats, canola, rye, barley, beans, sunflower, castor beans, corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat and triticale. Soy and corn correspond to 90% of Brazilian agricultural production.

Disclaimer: The Above Content is Auto-Translated

Source: Government of Brazil

[Category: Agriculture]

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