Brazilian soybean harvest virtually completed

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The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean crop is virtually finished in the country. The states of the Midwest and Southeast have completed the work, while in the South, North, and Northeast regions there are few areas to be reaped.

Last week, the highlight was Bahia, where dry weather allowed a strong advance and recovery of the work, which registers no more delays.

According to a survey carried out by SAFRAS & Mercado up to April 30, 97.6% of a total sown area of 37.11 million tons had been reaped, equivalent to approximately 36.23 million hectares. In the previous week, the index was 94.3%. In the same period last year, 97.7% of the area had already been reaped, while the five-year average for the period is 97.3%.