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Crop yields are up again this season, across the region, signaling improvements in productivity in Argentina and fair weather patterns in Brazil.

As the harvesting season comes to a close official data for both countries show healthy production figures.

In Argentina, soybean production reached its second highest level for 17 years and a new national productivity record of 3.2 tons per hectare (t/ha). Corn yields too are above expectations, with total production estimated to be 39 million tons (MT), with an average yield of 8.09 t/ha. Planted area for wheat is up 4.9% on last year, but yield has been impacted by water logged fields, especially for late planted fields.

Brazil has enjoyed an exceptional 2017. The CONAB (Companhia Nacioinal do Absastecimento) has predicted record harvests for soybeans at 114 MT, corn at 97.4 MT (30.7 MT in summer season and 66.7 MT in the “safrinha” season), out of a total of 238.2 million tons, an increase of 27.7% on 2016.

To learn more and meet our team, download the Focus on Argentina & Brazil (PDF 958 KB).

For further information, please contact:

Pablo Thomas
Business Manager Argentina