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Table 3 Grain production (in million tonnes)* in the Cerrado region and in Brazil

From: The development of Brazilian agriculture: future technological challenges and opportunities

Year Area in million hectares   Shares of Cerrado in Brazilian production (% of the total)
Cerrado Brazil Total production in million tons* Rice Edible beans Maize Soybean Cotton Coffee
1970 8.0 22.7 35.4 53.2 25.3 32.0 6.9 50.0 40.4
1975 10.6 33.1 32.0 52.1 24.4 33.0 12.2 53.1 24.7
1980 13.8 39.5 34.9 55.2 22.3 33.6 23.0 49.0 36.4
1985 17.9 47.9 37.4 39.7 24.7 35.0 39.3 44.2 35.4
1996 26.4 58.0 45.5 25.8 29.4 46,5 62.7 57.2 38.4
2006 48.2 98,0 49.2 28.0 25.7 43.3 60.4 98.1 49.0
  1. * Includes rice, edible beans, soybean, maize, coffee, and also cotton. Source: Baldani and Baldani [26], using data from THE IBGE Agricultural Census