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Value of agricultural production increased by 20% in 2016


This result was driven by increases in the production of soya, maize, sugarcane and arabica-type coffee

In 2016, agricultural production reached R $ 317.5 billion, 20% higher than in 2015. The figures are part of the  Municipal Agricultural Production (PAM) survey  conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

According to data from the institute, growth was driven by increases in soybean (16.1%), maize (26.5%), sugarcane (18.3%) and arabica coffee ( 43.5%). Soy, corn and sugarcane crops accounted for 61.2% of the national production value.

In the comparison between the states, São Paulo remains in first place in the value of production, with 16.4% of the national participation, an increase of 1.4% in relation to the previous year.

Mato Grosso's share fell from 13.9% to 13.8%, largely due to the reduction in soybean and corn production. Together, the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Minas Gerais account for 66.9% of the value of national agricultural production.

Among the municipalities, Sorriso (MT) took the lead in the national ranking of the value of agricultural production, with R $ 3.2 billion, up 28.3%, and exceeded São Desidério (BA), which reduced the value of production in 33 , 5%.


In 2016, the value of fruit production reached R $ 33.3 billion, the highest in the historical series, started in 1974. In relation to 2015, the value of fruit production increased by 26.0%, its highest high since 2001.

The six main products account for 73.2% of the national production: orange (25.1%), banana (25.0%), pineapple (7.3%), grape (6.4%), apple , 0%) and papaya (4.4%). The products with the highest average price per unit were: walnut (R $ 7.74 / kg), cashew (R $ 3.14 / kg) and fig (R $ 2.92 / kg).

For the first time, the survey presents the results of açaí agricultural production, which increased from 1.0 million tons to 1.1 million between 2015 and 2016, an increase of 8.3%. The largest producer state was Pará, with 98.3% of the national total. The 20 largest producing municipalities are in Paraíba, especially Igarapé-Mirim, with 305.6 thousand tons.

PAM 2016

The research investigates the variables related to the production of 63 agricultural products, including 36 grains that are also analyzed monthly by the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production (LSPA) and 22 types of fruits.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from  IBGE