Record harvest: Deral bulletin analyzes changes in the price of a bag of wheat in Paraná

This week, a 60-kilo bag of wheat was priced at R$52,00, which represents 47% less than in 2022 and 21% lower than the R$66,00 at the beginning of last month

08.09.2023 | 13:58 (UTC -3)
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The price of a bag of wheat has been falling since last year, mainly due to the possibility of this year's harvest surpassing the record set in 2022 in the country. The forecast is that 200 thousand tons more will be produced than the 10,5 million tons from last year.

The analysis of this product and others in Paraná's agribusiness is in the Agricultural Conjuncture Bulletin, for the week of September 1st to 6th. The document is prepared by technicians from the Department of Rural Economy (Deral), the State Secretariat for Agriculture and Supply of Paraná (Seab).

According to the bulletin, a year ago a 60-kilo bag of wheat cost R$98,00 in most markets in the State. This Wednesday (06) it was quoted at R$52,00, which represents 47% less than in 2022 and 21% lower than the R$66,00 at the beginning of last month.

Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul continue to be the most representative states in triticulture, concentrating approximately 85% of national production. The harvest in the State reached 26% of the area of ​​1,4 million hectares and is developing well. The Gauchos should begin work very soon. The biggest concern is about future rains, in addition to the damage they have already caused in recent days.

Beans, corn and potatoes 

Planting of the first 2023/24 bean harvest has begun, with a view to occupying 112 thousand hectares, which represents a reduction of 4% compared to the 116 thousand hectares of the previous cycle. Production, in turn, should increase by 8%, reaching 216 thousand tons against 199 thousand tons removed in 2022.

Benefiting from the climate, the planting of the first corn crop advanced 17 percentage points this week, reaching 26% of the 317 thousand hectares predicted. The harvest of the second crop reached 79% of the estimated area of ​​2,3 million hectares.

The sowing of the first potato crop reached 27% of the estimated area of ​​14,5 thousand hectares. The work should last until mid-November. From the second 2022/23 harvest, 94% of the 11,1 thousand hectares cultivated have already been harvested, with just over 600 hectares remaining to be completed.

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