The National Supply Company (Conab) updated today (27) the production and productivity forecast for the 2022-2023 Brazilian sugarcane crop.
The estimate is for a production of 598.3 million tons, a growth of 2.2% over the production of the 2021/2022 harvest. Productivity is calculated at 72,026 kg per hectare, 3.9% more than that obtained in the previous harvest.
“The increase was motivated by adjustments in the harvested area and productivity obtained, mainly in the state of São Paulo, the largest sugarcane producer in Brazil. According to the survey, the harvest area was also adjusted by around 2.2% in relation to the previously calculated data, reaching 8.3 million hectares”, highlighted a Conab statement.
The entity’s survey also points out that Brazil should produce 36.4 million tons of sugar in this harvest, an increase of 4.1% compared to the 2021/22 harvest. As for total ethanol, an increase of 4.2% is expected for biofuel compared to the past harvest.