Farming and Agriculture
Variety and quality define São Paulo's agricultural production. In 2015, the income generated by the sector in São Paulo accounted for 9.5% of all agricultural activity in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and the State Data Analysis System Foundation (Seade).
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, the harvest of sugar cane and oranges in São Paulo had the highest gross production value in the State. The production value of these two crops was US$ 10.1 billion in 2015. Moreover, São Paulo accounted for 55.4% of the national production value of sugarcane and 39.1% of the orange crop.
About livestock, São Paulo accounted for 11.7% of national production value in 2015. The following sectors stood out: production of cattle (US$ 2.5 billion) and chicken (US$ 1.8 billion). The State was also responsible for around 29.5% of national egg production.
Find out more about some of São Paulo's main economic sectors here.