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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Apr 16, 2014 02:08 PM CDT

Brazilian agriculture is expected to considerably outperform the wider economy in 2014.

The gross product of the farm sector will total R$456 billion ($204 billion) in 2014, up 6.3% on the year before, according to the Brazilian Agriculture Confederation (CNA), while a central bank survey of economists predicts the Brazilian economy as a whole will grow by just 2%.

Farm revenues will grow despite dry summer weather, which caused significant losses to key crops such as soybeans, sugarcane and coffee.

Driving farm growth is soybeans, which will see production rise 10% to R$96 billion, according to CNA.

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