Brazil’s booming agribusiness: Santa Catarina state reaches highest value of farming production in history

To reach the historical Value of Agricultural and Livestock Production (VPA) in 2020, Santa Catarina relied mainly on the production of pigs, with a share of 23% of the total, chickens (17.5%) and milk (11.9%), according to figures released on Wednesday, April 14th, at the Annual Synthesis of Agriculture of Santa Catarina event.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last year, the indicator totaled R$40.9 (US$8.4) billion, a figure 21.1% higher than in 2019, when it stood at R$33.8 billion. Between 2018 and the following year, the index had already registered a positive variation of 8.7%.

The increase in prices received by producers was the main reason for the growth of the state VPA in both periods, with highlights for pigs, cattle, milk and grains.

"Agribusiness is one of the most important engines of our economy. The numbers reflect this greatness and show that the sector remains . . .

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