INTL FCStone: Brazil to produce 110.1 MMT of soybeans; higher than previous forecast

15.01.2018

Consultancy INTL FCStone revised its estimate for the Brazilian soybean crop from 107.6 million metric tons to 110.1 million metric tons. The adjustment came because of higher yields, but the area planted has not suffered alterations.

According to INTL FCStone, even with delays on planting, due to the slow normalization of rains, currently the crop conditions are very favorable and the climate has contributed for a positive perspective. Therefore, the average productivity expected was 3.15 tons per hectare.

“Anyways, the climate keeps following the crops passing through grain filling. In the states where planting takes place later, the climate in February is also determining”, affirms the consultancy.

For corn, INTL FCStone did not bring changes in comparison to the December numbers. The estimated output is 23.4 million metric tons, a fall of 23% compared to the previous cycle. Overall, the climate is favorable, but in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, where the conditions are drier, there is worry about the impact on some fields. “Anyways, the yield project is already lower for that state”, says the consultancy.

It is still early to talk about the second corn crop, but INTL FCStone reduced the projection to 63.2 million metric tons because of a lower surface in the state of Paraná.


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