The sale of agricultural machinery in Brazil in March increased 18 percent over February and 38 percent over March 2012 to 7320 units, reported the National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) on Thursday. Just wait until Agrishow Blow the barn doors off........
According to Conab, there are now in operation in the country 176 public and private warehouses with a capacity to store up to 145 million tons of grain. This year 180 million to 185 million tons of grain should be produced, 14 million more than in the previous season.
In Brazil, only 15% of the crop is stored by the producer, a proportion that rises to 35% in Argentina, 65% in USA and 85% in Canada. This makes the producer more dependent on national public warehouses. On average, the storage capacity of the country is 80% under normal conditions falling well below the level recommended by FAO of 1.2 times the annual production.
The expectation is that domestic production of chicken passes from 13.2 million tons in the current crop of up to 23.7 million tons in ten years, which represents an increase of 79.2%. In the case of cattle, must pass 8.4 million tonnes to 13.6 million tonnes (61.5% increase), while the swine may increase from 3.3 million tonnes to 5.3 million tons (+56.2%).