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Grain Crop Decline Expected Next Year

11 November 2010

BRAZIL - The first prognosis for next year, from IBGE, shows an expected volume 2.8 per cent lower than in the 2010 crop, expected to reach 148.8 million tonnes.

The Brazilian grain, leguminous and oleaginous plant crop should reach 144.5 million tonnes in 2011, reports ANBA. The estimate is part of the Systematic Study on Agricultural Production (LSPA), published by the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The first prognosis for next year points at a volume 2.8 per cent lower than the 2010 crop, which should reach 148.8 million tonnes.

The study also shows that soy should remain as the main culture, with 68.1 million tonnes. Then comes the first maize crop, with 31.2 million, followed by rice, with 12.2 million tonnes.

The study shows that the Southeast (-1.9 per cent) and South (-0.9 per cent) should have cut-back in production. According to the estimate, the cropland next year should reach 47.4 million hectares, which represents growth of 1.7 per cent over 2010, with expansion in almost all states, except Paraná, Santa Catarina and Goiás.

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