Soybean harvest progresses at a slightly slower pace in Brazil

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Porto Alegre, March 26, 2024 – The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean crop had a slower week in the country’s main producing states in the period between March 16 and 22. In Rio Grande do Sul, the arrival of very high moisture prevented better progress of the machines, also preventing a greater advance in the national percentage. In any case, the harvest pace remains “within” the average of the last five crops for the period.

According to research carried out by SAFRAS & Mercado, as of March 22, 69.4% had been reaped from a total sown area of 45.409 mln hectares, equivalent to approximately 31.523 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 62.4%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 67.0%. The five-year average for the period is 69.4%.

In Rio Grande do Sul, out of a total sown area of 6.6 mln hectares, 4% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 264 thousand hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 3%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 5%. The five-year average for the period is 13.8%.

In Paraná, out of a total area of 5.9 mln hectares sown, 83% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 4.897 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 76%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 63%, while the five-year average for the period is 74.8%.

In Mato Grosso, out of a total sown area of 12.1 mln hectares, 99% were reaped, or approximately 11.979 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 96%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 98%. The five-year average for the period is 98.4%.

In Mato Grosso do Sul, out of the total estimated area of 4.28 mln hectares sown, 94% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 4.023 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 87%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 85%, while the five-year average for the period is 92.2%.

In Goiás, out of a total sown area of 4.65 mln hectares, 80% were reaped, or approximately 3.720 mln hectares. In the previous week, the percentage was 72%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 85%. The five-year average for the period is 87.4%.

Climate forecast maps point to a period of significant moisture over much of the Midwest and North regions between March 24 and 30. In the Southeast and Northeast regions, lower moisture is expected, while in the South region little or no moisture is expected.

In the period between March 31 and April 6, rain is expected across practically the entire country, but with less relevant accumulations.

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