Brazil's safrinha corn harvest is 79.8% complete: Conab

9 Aug 2022 | Marcela Caetano

Brazil's second corn crop safrinha harvest reached 79.8% of the expected area on August 6 in the country's nine largest producing states, data from food agency Conab showed late Monday.

The harvest advanced by 18.6 percentage points on the week while in the same period last year the total; harvested area stood at 61.5%.  

Conab adjusted its previous 71.1% harvested area number for the prior week to 61.2%.

In Mato Grosso, the harvest is 99.1% complete, a 3.8 percentage points advance on the week, and ahead of last year’s 95.7% for the same period.

In the remaining states, fieldwork reached a completion rate of between 53% and 90%.

Brazil is expected to harvest 16.4 million mt hectares in this year's safrinha, a 9.7% increase from a year earlier. Conab will update its estimates on Thursday.

The harvest of the summer corn crop reached 99.5% of the expected area, a 0.1 point advance on the week, while at the same point last year it was finished.

Harvest continues only in Maranhão, and Piauí, where the completion rate reached 98% and 97%, respectively.     

Brazil is expected to plant 4.5 million mt hectares in the 2021/22 summer crop, a 4.5% increase on the year.

Wheat sowing in Brazil’s eight largest producer states reached 99.1% complete, a 1-point weekly advance while at the same point last year planting was already finished.

Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina are the only ones still sowing and their completion rate reached 98% and 99.3%, respectively, in the week ending August 6.