Fruits production value a record

21 de setembro de 2017

Rio de Janeiro – Fruit production in Brazil amounted to BRL 33.3 billion according to the Municipal Agricultural Production survey issued this Thursday (21) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). “This was the highest production value since record-keeping began in 1974,” said agricultural engineer Larissa Leone Isaac Souza, the survey’s supervisor. The value was up 26% in 2016 from 2015.

Fruit production numbers comprise 22 items, including temporary crops (pineapple, melon and watermelon) and permanent ones (avocado, banana, persimmon, cashew nut, coconut, fig, guava, orange, lime, apple, papaya, mango, passion fruit, quince, nut, pair, peach, tangerine and grape).

Value went up the most in 2016 for limes (52%), oranges (47.2%), bananas (43.4%) and apples (25.8%). In absolute terms, oranges made up 25.1% of total value at BRL 8.4 billion and bananas, for 25% at BRL 8.3 billion.

The state of São Paulo accounted for 30.9% of national fruits production value, or BRL 10.3 billion, with oranges answering to 59.2% of that amount. The number one municipality in fruits production value was Petrolina, Pernambuco.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum