Brazil

U.S. exports of food and farm products to Brazil reached a record of nearly $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2014. Brazil has long been one of the world's largest wheat importers but has generally been able to source most of its requirements from neighboring Argentina. However, export restrictions imposed by the Argentine government in 2013 created new opportunities for U.S. wheat exporters. As a result, U.S. wheat sales to Brazil soared to more than $1 billion in 2014, compared to $31 million just two years prior.

Brazil is a major competitor to the United States in international sales of agricultural commodities such as soybeans, poultry, beef, corn and rice. But while Brazil and the United States compete in the global market, the two nations are also close collaborators in agricultural research and the advancement of science-based policies to govern international trade in food and agricultural products. The United States’ principal forum for bilateral agricultural discussion and cooperation with Brazil is the Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA).

Data & Analysis

June 24, 2015
In May 2015, the U.S. Dairy Export Council requested assistance from FAS Brasilia to intervene on the release of a U.S. commercial shipment of U.S. dairy ingredient: whey protein concentrate.
June 19, 2015
Brazilian orange crop for 2015/16 is forecast at 393 million boxes, down 10 percent from the previous year, due to weather related problems during blossoming and a non-uniform harvest.
June 15, 2015
Brazilian and Chinese leaders met in Brasilia on May 19, 2015 and reached a series of multibillion-dollar investment and trade deals, worth $53.3 billion dollars.