2022 harvest will reach record 263.0 million tons, says IBGE
The result is 1.5 million tons higher than forecast in the previous survey, in April, up 0.6%
THE harvest 2022 is expected to total a record 263.0 million tons, 9.7 million tons more than the 2021 performance, an increase of 3.8%. The data are from the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production in May, released this Wednesday, 8, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
The result is 1.5 million tons higher than the forecast in the previous survey, in April, an increase of 0.6%.
Also according to the IBGE survey, Brazilian producers should harvest 72.3 million hectares in the 2022 agricultural harvest, an increase of 5.5% compared to the area harvested in 2021. The result means 3.8 million hectares more . In relation to the April estimate, the area to be harvested grew by 5%, 371 thousand hectares more.
Main harvest items
Rice, corn and soybeans are the three main products of the harvest, which together represent 91.7% of the estimated production and 87.4% of the area to be harvested.
In relation to 2021, there were increases of 8.5% in the area to be harvested for corn (up 7.3% in the first harvest of the grain and of 8.9% in the second harvest), of 18.0% in the area of cotton herbaceous, 43% for soybeans and 2.1% for wheat. In the opposite direction, there was a decrease in the expectation of harvested area of rice (2.2%).