Ministry of Agriculture
According to Map data, gross production value should reach the best result in 30 years
The Gross Value of Agricultural Production (VBP) for 2017 is estimated at R $ 548 billion, 3.2% higher than the R $ 531 billion last year and higher than the forecast drawn last month. The data were released on Tuesday (14) by the Secretariat of Agricultural Policy (SPA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Map).
This amount is related to gross sales of agriculture throughout the year. The increase in productivity and grain harvest performance this year should generate the highest value in the last 30 years, according to the Map Studies and Analysis coordinator, José Garcia Gasques.
The main crops are expected to have a real increase in sales of 6.3%, driven by the growth of corn and soybean production. In turn, livestock production should decline by 2.5%, influenced positively by pigs, milk and eggs.
With gross sales estimated at R $ 367.08 billion, the crops led the result due to the increase in sales volume of beans (+ 38%), maize (+ 33.6%), tobacco (22.6%), Cotton (+ 12.6%), peanuts (+ 25%) and rice (+ 17.7%).
In beef cattle, beef leads the bill with R $ 72.4 billion, lower than last year. Already the highest increase is with the sale eggs, with a high of 8.7% in relation to the one calculated in 2016.
Value per region
The highest Gross Value of Agricultural Production is from the South Region (R $ 155.1 billion), followed by the Midwest (R $ 151.4 billion), the Southeast (R $ 143.2 billion), the Northeast (R $ 52, 1 billion) and the North (R $ 32.3 billion).
Source: Portal Brasil, with Map information