Brazil’s Main Agricultural Products and Exports

  • Sugar: the world's largest producer and exporter.
  • Coffee: the world's largest producer and exporter. It controls about 30 percent of the international market in the bean.
  • Orange Juice: the world's largest producer and exporter. It accounts for roughly one in every two glasses of orange juice consumed in the world today.
  • Beef: Brazil has the world's largest commercial cattle herd of around 200 million head, and is the largest exporter of beef.
  • Poultry: With a fast expanding grain belt, Brazil has leveraged its corn and soy production to become the world's largest exporter of poultry meat. Feed accounts for about 70 percent of poultry production costs.
  • Soybeans: the world's No. 2 soybean producer and exporter, and one day will likely overtake the United States as the leading producer of the oilseed.
  • Corn: No.3 world exporter of corn. Until recently it has been only a marginal corn exporter, keeping 95 percent of the 55 million tonnes-plus of corn produced at home to feed its booming pork and poultry industries. But in the past several years, Brazil has exported around 7 to 11 million tonnes a year.
  • Cocoa: Brazil ranks sixth among the world's cocoa growers.
  • Timber: With abundant rain, sun and land inside the tropics, Brazil is the world's lowest cost producer of pulp from timber.
  • Cotton: ranks no.4 in world exporters of cotton fibre. Brazil produces close to 2 million tonnes of high grade long fibre cotton lint.
  • Tobacco: Brazil is the world's largest producer of tobacco, cultivation of which is concentrated in the southern growing states.
  • Ethanol: Brazil is typically the world's largest exporter of cane-based ethanol, shipping around 3 billion litres a year. This pales in comparison with the 28 billion litres that it produces annually for the domestic flex-fuel car fleet.

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