Brazil's Agricultural Production and Exports: Selected Data [October 16, 2006]   [open pdf - 78KB]

"Brazil is a major world producer and exporter of agricultural products. In 2004, Brazil exported $30.9 billion worth of agricultural and food products, making it the world's third-largest exporter of agricultural products after the United States and the European Union. Brazil's major agricultural exports include soybeans, poultry, beef, pork, orange juice, and coffee. Highlights of Brazil's agricultural production and exports include: (1) Soybeans: In 2005, Brazil, the world's second largest producer, became the world's leading exporter, with 39% of global export market share. […] (2) Poultry (Broilers): Brazil, the world's third largest producer of broilers, was the leading exporter in 2005, with 41% of the world's export market. […] (3) Beef and Veal: Brazil was the world's second largest producer and the leading exporter of beef and veal in 2005. […] (4) Orange Juice: Brazil is the world's leading producer (59% share) and exporter (83% share) of orange juice. (5) Coffee: Brazil is the world's leading producer and exporter of coffee. Its share of world coffee production in 2005 was 32%, while its share of world coffee exports was 28%. (6) Sugar: Brazil is the world's leading producer and exporter of sugar. The United States is a major producer, but a minor exporter of sugar. (7) Cotton: Brazil is the world's fifth largest producer and exporter of cotton. The United States, the world's second largest producer, is the world's leading exporter of cotton, with 41% of world exports."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33699
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