As the fifth largest country in the world, Brazil has the best conditions for productive, competitive agriculture with its diverse climatic conditions, 388 million hectares of fertile, arable land and regular rainfall.
Today, Brazil is the world's leading exporter of soybeans, sugar, beef, poultry, coffee and fruit juices. The country is also a leading exporter of agricultural products such as corn, tobacco and pork. Other main products of Brazilian agriculture are rice, fresh fruits, cocoa, nuts, chestnuts and fish. In the near future, Brazil will be one of the main producers of cotton and biofuels from sugarcane and vegetable oils. The most important customer for Brazilian agricultural products is the EU, with a share of 41%. However, there are signs of increasing demand in China and Russia.
Brazil's agricultural potential
is far from exhausted
Of the 388 million hectares of available arable land, 90 million hectares are underutilized. Scientific and technological development and the modernization of agricultural activities through research and expansion of the agricultural machinery industry are making a significant contribution to further increasing the sector's production.
Agribusiness today brings in one third of the money generated in the country. It represents 33% of the gross social product, 42% of all exports and 37% of all jobs. By comparison, only about 5% of all workers in the EU are employed in the agricultural sector, and in Germany only 1.6%.