SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Brazil is expected to produce 289.8 million tonnes of grain in 2021-22, an increase of 14.7% from the previous season, according to the National Supply Company (Conab).

The increased estimate is in part due to good volumes of rain. An estimated 71.8 million hectares have been sown, an increase of 4.1% from the previous crop.

Conab said soy production also is increasing with a 3.5% increase in cultivated area. Production is estimated at 142 million tonnes. Corn production is estimated at 116.7 million tonnes with a 2.5% increase in cultivated area.

Wheat is still being harvested with production estimated at 7.68 million tonnes.

Initial estimates call for soy exports of 84.42 million tonnes, an increase of 3.58% compared to 2020. Corn exports are estimated at 20 million tonnes and wheat at 790,000 tonnes.