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For the 2022/2023 season, the USDA initially estimated the production of 118 million tons of corn in Brazil. With the new estimate, around 2 million tons more are expected, totaling 120 million tons. The increase is positive. Compared to the previous year's estimate (2021/2022), there was a 3.45% increase in estimated production.

According to the USDA report, the high demand from the poultry industry, high export prices and the availability of fertilizers are points that encourage producers to continue investing in corn production.


The initial estimate for the 2022/2023 season was 44.5 million tonnes and rose to 46.5 million, which is 2 million tonnes more. This new number reflects the producers' positive expectations regarding domestic production and external demand for the next season.

Intern consumption:

Regarding domestic corn consumption estimated for 2022/2023, there was an increase of 2.7% compared to the previous season, resulting in an estimate of 75 million tons.

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According to the researcher, the current favorable conditions in the sector are responsible for the shift in the agribusiness labor market in Brazil.

A survey carried out by CEPEA (Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics) revealed that compared to the previous year, there was an increase of about 839 thousand people employed in agribusiness during the second quarter of 2022, which results in a 4% increase. .6%.

The result of this rise is about 19.09 million people employed in the sector. This number is significant because since the same period in 2015, when the population of employed people reached 19.18 million, the agricultural labor market has not been so heated, which shows a great recovery in relation to the instability caused by the pandemic. .

Also according to the survey, by the second quarter of 2022, new opportunities have arrived for different profiles of market workers. Employees, self-employed and those with different levels of education, from basic to higher education, were included in the statistics, which indicates that the sector does not value only graduate professionals. Women were also responsible for most of the occupation of vacancies during this period.

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