IBGE updates list of agricultural products, meets new reality of countryside
February 07, 2018 09h00 AM | Last Updated: February 07, 2018 12h05 PM
The estimate for the agricultural harvest in January 2018, which will be released tomorrow by the IBGE, will bring an updated list of the products surveyed. Firstly, 36 items will be reduced to 27 items and later to 18, for the first projection and estimate of the 2019 harvest. The changes were due to the loss of economic relevance of some products over time.
|Products of the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production - LSPA|
|Estimate of the 2018 harvest||Projection/Estimate of the 2019 harvest|
|Upland cotton (seed and fiber)*||Pineapple||Upland cotton (seed)||Oat|
|Potatoes||Apples||Coffee (arabica and canephora)||Castor beans|
|Coffee (arabica and canephora)*||Black pepper||Cashew nuts|
* Equals to two products in the overall counting.
From this update onwards, every item surveyed should represent at least 1% of the value of the national production or 1% of the Brazilian agricultural area. As a result, the 18 products together represent nearly 93% of the value of production and 97% of the Brazilian agricultural area.
Watch the commentaries of the IBGE´s manager of Agriculture, Carlos Alfredo Guedes
The estimate and the projection of the harvest are shown in the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production - LSPA, a survey carried out by the IBGE since 1972. The list of products will be reassessed at each five years from the analysis of the Municipal Agricultural Production - PAM, an annual survey that will remain investigating the items removed from the LSPA.