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Conab Estimates Update
Jun 08, 2009
Conab reports harvest estimative based on field survey done in the period March 16 and 20/2009. Results may reflects drought effects in southern crop areas, and flood in North and Northeast.
GRAIN HARVEST ESTIMATE (MILLION TONS)
Soybeans - May/09 – 57,6 mtm / Jun/09 - 57,14mtm
Total corn – May/09 – 51,38 mtm / Jun/09 – 49,88 mtm
Corn 1st crop – May/09 - 33,67 mtm / Jun/09 – 33,19 mtm
Corn 2nd crop – May/09 - 17,41 mtm / Jun/09 – 16,68 mtm
Cotton (fiber) – May/09 - 1,25 mtm / Jun/09 – 1,19 mtm
TOTAL GRAIN - May/09 – 136,589 mtm / Jun/09 – 134,155 mtm
Soybean – As rains keeps strong in N and NE, losses can increase in these areas.
Corn – after the survey period, Paraná state suffered frost in 90% of corn area for three days. Local departments estimate a 70% loss. It may take off at least 3 mtm from 2nd crop corn.
Cotton – Rains stills damaging Bahia and Maranhão cotton areas after survey period. These states represent about 35% of Brazilian cotton production this year.
Cold weather will cause delay in cotton harvest in Mato Grosso. Many regions should be already sending first bales to port, will begin harvest only after jun 15th.