Farming and Agriculture
Variety and quality define São Paulo's agricultural production. The income generated by the sector in São Paulo accounts for 12% of all agricultural activity in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and the Fundação Sistema Estadual de Análise de Dados (State Data Analysis System) (Seade) – (2012).
In the livestock segment, São Paulo raises 6% of the total Brazilian herd and produces 5.2% of the nation's milk. Revenues from beef and milk totaled US$ 769 million in 2012 (IBGE).
Poultry farmers in São Paulo breed 20% of Brazil's hens, 16.5% of its roosters, chickens and chicks, as well as accounting for 25% of Brazil's egg production, which adds up to 1.5 million tonnes of chicken meat (IBGE – 2010).
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Gross value added production of agriculture
in the State of São Paulo (in US$ thousands)
|Products||São Paulo||Brazil||Part. %|
|Groundnut (in shell)||190,292||225,094||84.54%|
|Rubber (coagulated latex)||256,254||441,546||58.04%|
|From-India tea (green leaf)||678||1,205||56.28%|
|Eggs (thousand dozen)||1,791,023||7,461,767||24%|
|Milk (thousand liters)||1,526,096||26,797,462||5.69%|
Source: Instituto de Economia Agrícola (Institute of Agricultural Economics) (IEA) and IBGE – 2012