Soybean harvest in Brazil advances to the final stretch in most of the country

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     Porto Alegre, April 11, 2022 – The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean season is entering the final stretch in most of the country’s growing states. In the Midwest and Southeast regions, there are few areas left to be reaped, with the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso having already concluded the work. In the North and Northeast regions, despite some excess moisture, harvesters are beginning to advance towards the last areas. In the South Region, work is delayed, but the state of Paraná is already in the final stretch, while in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul the harvest pace has progressed more slowly. In any case, the pace remains above the five-year average for this time of year at national level.

    According to a survey carried out by SAFRAS & Mercado, until April 8, 85.5% had been reaped from a total planted area of 40.78 mln hectares, equivalent to approximately 34.873 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 80.4%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 83.3%. The five-year average for the period is 83%.

     In Rio Grande do Sul, out of a total sown area of 6.3 mln hectares, 35% were reaped, or approximately 2.205 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 20%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 40%. The five-year average for the period is 50.6%.

     In Paraná, out of a total area of 5.65 mln hectares sown, 92% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 5.198 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 86%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 98%, while the five-year average for the period is 93.2%.

     In Mato Grosso, out of a total sown area of 10.9 mln hectares, 100% were reaped. In the week earlier, the percentage was 100%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 99%. The five-year average for the period is 99.6%.

     In Mato Grosso do Sul, out of a total sown area of 3.8 mln hectares, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 99%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 99%, while the five-year average for the period is 99.8%.

     In Goiás, out of a total sown area of 3.94 mln hectares, 99% were reaped, or approximately 3.901 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 98%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 98%. The five-year average for the period is 97.2%.

     In São Paulo, out of a total sown area of 1.22 mln hectares, 99% were reaped, or approximately 1.171 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 93%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 94%, while the five-year average for the period is 96.4%.

     In Minas Gerais, out of a total area estimated at 2 mln hectares, 98% were reaped, or approximately 1.96 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 95%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage reaped was 94%. The five-year average for the period is 91.2%.

     In Bahia, out of a total sown area of 1.78 mln hectares, 94% were reaped, or approximately 1.673 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 78%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 65%. The five-year average for the period is 44.2%.

     Reports point to a dry climate or low moisture over the Midwest and Southeast regions in the period between April 8 and 14. The Northeast Region is also forecast to receive little or no moisture, while some states in the North Region may experience some rainfall. In the South, more relevant moisture is expected in the period, which can hinder the harvest progress.

     In the period between April 15 and 21, most of the country must have a dry climate or with little moisture, except for some points in the North Region, which can receive significant rainfall.

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