Private consultant puts Brazil’s soybean output higher than Conab’s estimate


Porto Alegre-based consultant Carlos Cogo has released his own estimates about the Brazilian corn and soybean output for the present year. He sees a larger crop than what is projected by the National Supply Company (Conab). The agency estimates a total soybean production of 103.8 million metric tons, while Cogo projects 106.1 million metric tons of output of the oilseed. “The big difference is in Mato Grosso,” Cogo says.

Regarding corn, the consultant estimates a total producing in 2017 of 90.2 million metric tons with 61 million metric tons in the second crop or safrinha and 28.6 million metric tons coming from the summer crop, which is slightly higher the Conab projection that is at 28.4 million metric tons. Considering the second corn crop, on the other hand, the government agency puts it just at 56 million metric tons.


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