Brazil's Mato Grosso corn harvest ahead on year

  • Market: Agriculture
  • 24/05/24

The 2023-24 winter corn harvest in Brazil's central-western Mato Grosso state advanced this week and is above last season's progress in this initial stage.

Harvesting reached 1.9pc of sowed area as of 24 May, up by 1.4 percentage points from the prior week, according to the state's agricultural economics institute Imea.

The pace is 1.5 percentage points ahead of the 2022-23 crop progress at the same time a year ago and above the five-year average for the period of 0.6pc.

Imea expects Mato Grosso to produce 45mn metric tonnes of corn in 2023-24 cycle, a 14pc decrease from last season's output.


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