Ranking brings the 100 Brazilian cities that most produced sugarcane in 2018
Production, area and yield data compare municipalities and states that recorded the largest sugarcane crushing
In recent years, the amount of sugarcane produced nationally has been falling – mainly after the record 768.56 million tons recorded in 2016. Still, the small difference between the values shows some stability in the grinding, which corroborates with the view of industry experts.
From 2016 to 2017, the drop in grinding was only 1.3% , corresponding to 10 million tons. Between 2017 and 2018, which ended with 746.83 million tons, the difference was 11.72 million tons, equivalent to 1.55%.
These figures, released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), are different from those presented by the Sugarcane Industry Union (Unica) and the Ministry of Agriculture (Mapa), since they refer to the period from January to December. and include sugarcane production for any purpose, not only for sugar and ethanol plants.
In addition to national data, the highlight is the individual production of cities, especially those from São Paulo. Morro Agudo produced 8.1 million tons in 2018 and was the largest producer in the country. Municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais come next, with the production of Rio Brilhante and Uberaba, respectively. In total there are more than 3,300 cities that have sugarcane fields.
Next to Goiás, these states are the ones that produce the most sugarcane in Brazil since 2016, even if there are variations in the quantity, the harvested area and, consequently, the yields.
Check, in the full version, data on area and quantity of ground sugarcane in the country and the main producing states, the 100 cities that produced the most in 2018 and the relevance of sugarcane fields in the country’s municipalities.