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December 6, 2018
Post forecasts Brazil’s 2018/19 marketing year (MY) cotton area to reach 1.4 million hectares (ha), an increase of 19 percent compared to the previous MY.
November 28, 2018
Researchers at Texas A&M University, along with USDA Economic Research Service agricultural economist Constanza Valdes, recently published a study on Brazil’s potential as a customer and competitor...
November 8, 2018
ATO/São Paulo revised production upward 5 percent from the record Brazilian coffee crop for Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 (July-June) to 63.4 million 60-kg bags, due to better agricultural....
October 18, 2018
Post revised all dairy tables for calendar year 2018 to reflect problems suffered by dairy producers.
October 11, 2018
Brazil’s GDP reached R$6.6 trillion (US$2 trillion) in 2017. This represented not only an increase of 1 percent growth, but also a way out of the recession that hit Brazil in 2014.
October 9, 2018
Market year 2018/19 corn production is forecast higher at 95 MMT based on an expected return to normal yields and expanded safrinha area in response to higher prices.
October 3, 2018
Brazil’s MY 2018/19 sugarcane crush has been revised down to 610 million metric tons (mmt), due to dry weather in the major growing areas of São Paulo and Parana during the harvest season.
October 3, 2018
Post forecasts 2018/19 production at 123 million metric tons (mmt), a 3 percent increase on the previous season.
September 7, 2018
Post forecasts beef production in 2019 at 10.2 million metric tons, which is an increase of 3 percent.
August 17, 2018
Post forecasts chicken meat production to increase by 2.3 percent in 2019 to nearly 13.9 million metric tons, boosted by a recovery in exports and increased domestic demand....
August 17, 2018
The RenovaBio Program became the National Biofuels Policy of Brazil in December 2017, and more information about the creation of the program is slowly becoming available.
July 26, 2018
MY 17/18 corn production is estimated lower at 83 MMT, due to late-planted safrinha corn, reduced crop inputs, and dry conditions in some states.
July 6, 2018
On May 21, 2018, hundreds of thousands of Brazil’s nearly 2 million truck drivers began an 11-day strike to protest high diesel prices, a move that slowed Brazil’s economy....
July 4, 2018
Brazil has finally overcome the worst recession in its history. In 2017, the retail sector responded positively, expanding 0.8 percent.
June 25, 2018
Brazil continues to present opportunities for U.S. exporters of ingredients, with its food processing industry market estimated at $198 billion.
June 20, 2018
China’s food regulatory regime continues to evolve. In 2017, China issued numerous new regulations and measures to reflect the requirements introduced under the 2015 Food Safety Law.
June 19, 2018
ATO Sao Paulo projects the Brazilian orange crop for 2018/19 (MY 2017/18) at 393 million boxes, a decrease of 27 percent relative to the previous season.
May 21, 2018
ATO/Sao Paulo forecasts Brazil’s coffee production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 (July-June) record at 60.2 million 60-kg bags, an increase of 9.3 million bags relative to the previous crop.
April 24, 2018
Post forecasts 2018/19 soybean production at 115 million metric tons (mmt), the second largest crop on record.
April 18, 2018
Brazil’s MY 2018/19 sugarcane crush is estimated at 628 mmt, a decrease of 11 million metric tons compared to the previous crop, mostly due to below average crop management and slower stock....