- Posted by Rafael Moro
The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has produced its largest recorded soyabean crop, AgriCensus reported the state's agriculture institute IMEA as saying.
Mato Grosso's soyabean yields totalled 59.3 bags/ha in 2021/22, according to IMEA, representing a 3.3% year-on-year increase.
Based on the latest figures, the state produced 40.9M tonnes of soyabeans in 2021/22, IMEA said, an all-time high and 13.3% higher year-on-year.
IMEA used satellite images to calculate the total soyabean planted area for 2021/22 at 11.5M ha, a 5.1% increase compared to its previous estimate released in early-May and a 9.7% jump compared to the previous marketing year. High prices and robust demand were driving the increase in soyabean planted area, IMEA said.
Meanwhile, the 2021/22 corn estimates were reduced by 0.5% to 39.2M tonnes, according to IMEA's forecasts reported by AgriCensus on 7 June.
Source: Oils & Fats Internacional (OFI)