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United States
Department of

Circular Series
WAP 4-16
April 2016

World Agricultural

Mexico Corn: Increased Production Due to Favorable Weather and Higher Planted Area

USDA estimates Mexico’s 2015/16 corn production at 24.0 million metric tons, up 2.1 percent
from last month but down 5.8 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 7.1 million
hectares, up 1.4 percent from last month, but down 3.1 percent from last year. Yield is estimated
at 3.38 tons per hectare, slightly up from last month, but down 2.9 percent from last year.
Mexico has two seasons for corn production: spring/summer (April-November) and fall/winter
(November-April). The spring/summer season, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of
total corn production, is typically harvested late November into December. Reports indicated that
this year’s spring/summer season crop benefitted from favorable weather conditions throughout
the growing season. Continued favorable weather conditions extended through the beginning of
the fall/winter crop where higher-than-estimated planted area was achieved, most notably in the
Approved by the World Agricultural Outlook Board

main corn producing state of Sinaloa. According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock,
Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), as of January 31, 2016, approximately
62,000 more hectares of corn were planted in Sinaloa compared to the same time last year.
Harvest for the fall/winter crop typically starts in late April. (For more information, please
contact Justin.Jenkins@fas.usda.gov.)
Brazil Corn: Second Crop Final Outcome Depends on Late Season Precipitation
Brazil’s 2015/16 total corn production is estimated at 84.0 million metric tons, unchanged from
last month but down 1.2 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 16.2 million
hectares, unchanged from last month but up 2.9 percent from last year. The estimated yield of
5.19 tons per hectare...


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