Soybean harvest has strong initial advance in Brazil

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     Porto Alegre, January 24, 2022 –The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean crop advanced at a strong pace last week. Although the harvest is still at an early stage in most states in the Midwest and Southeast, its pace is already well above average for this time of year, both at state and national levels.

     According to a survey carried out by SAFRAS & Mercado, until January 21, 5% of a total sown area of 40.8 mln hectares had been reaped, equivalent to approximately 2.045 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 1.7%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 0.5%. The five-year average for the period is 2.8%.

     In Paraná, out of a total area of 5.65 mln hectares sown, 8% were reaped, or the equivalent of nearly 452 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 4%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0%, while the five-year average for the period is 3.6%.

     In Mato Grosso, out of a total sown area of 10.95 mln hectares, 13% were reaped, or approximately 1.424 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 4%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 2%. The five-year average for the period is 7.8%.

     In Mato Grosso do Sul, out of a total sown area of 3.8 mln hectares, 2% were reaped, or roughly 76 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 0.5%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0%, while the five-year average for the period is 0.6%.

     In Goiás, out of a total sown area of 3.94 mln hectares, 1.5% were reaped, or approximately 59 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 0.1%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0%. The five-year average for the period is 0.7%.

     In São Paulo, out of a total sown area of 1.22 mln hectares, 1% was reaped, or approximately 12 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 0%. In the same period as the previous one, the percentage was 0%, while the five-year average for the period is 0.6%.

     In Minas Gerais, out of a total area estimated at 2 mln hectares, 1% was reaped, or nearly 20 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 0%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 0%. The five-year average for the period is 0.9%.

     In Bahia, out of a total sown area of 1.72 mln hectares, 0.1% was reaped, or approximately 2 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 0%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0%. The five-year average for the period is 0%.

     Climate maps point to a less moist climate in some states of the Midwest, Southeast and South regions in the period between January 21 and 27, which can be favorable for the harvest progress. Despite this, low moisture should continue to hinder the development of crops in the South region.

     In the period between January 28 and February 3, the maps point to the arrival of more voluminous rains throughout the country, which may prevent better work progress in the Midwest and Southeast, but be favorable for part of the Southern region.

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