Brazilian wheat production is expected to reach 5.5 million tons by 2019, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), released last week, according to the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production (LSPA) in April. The result corresponds to an increase of 7.1% compared to the previous forecast in March and an increase of 3.9% when compared to 2018. The average yield (2,801 kg / ha) was estimated with an increase of 10.1% in relation to the previous month. In Paraná, the largest Brazilian producer (59.8% of the total), production is expected to reach 3.3 million tons. According to IBGE, production (12.8%) and average income (19.1%) increased compared to March. For Rio Grande do Sul, the second largest wheat producer in Brazil (25.9% of production), a production of 1.4 million tons was estimated.
Source: Revista Globo Rural