Brazil's coming 2013/14 grains and oilseeds harvest has been estimated between 192.4 and 196.6 million tons with an increase in the range of 3% to 5.3% over the previous crop which reached 186.8 million tons.
According to the latest survey from Conab (National Supply Company), soybean is again the product which will experience the greatest advance both in growth and production area boosted by the encouraging international prices.
Soybean production is estimated between 87.9 and 90.2 million tons in an area in the range of 28.8 to 29.5 million hectares.
The beans first harvest (a staple for many Brazilians) is also expanding jumping from 1.13 million to 1.17 million hectares with an increase in production estimated to be between 3.9% and 5.3% higher.
Likewise the area planted with cotton which is estimated to jump from 16.5% to 22%, and so with wheat, with the number of hectares increasing 15.1%.
Overall land planted should increase from 53.3 million to almost 55.5 million, an increase of 2% to 4.2%. This compared to the 53.27 million hectares for the 2012/13 crop.