READ MOREThe estimate was published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
As a result, the grain harvest is expected to be the second biggest in history, behind only record breaking 2017, when production reached 240.6 million tons.
By 2019, the harvested area should be 2.1% bigger than the one registered last year, totaling 62.2 million hectares. According to the survey, products like maize, soybean and herbaceous cotton will be the harvest's main growth drivers this year. ■