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Brazil: Banana production projected to be 50% higher than in 2021

In 2022, Santa Catarina should increase banana production by 50% compared to the previous year, according to the Center for Socioeconomics and Agricultural Planning (Epagri/Cepa), which estimates a production of 725.8 thousand tons against 480.7 thousand tons. thousand t in 2021. One of the factors that leveraged this growth was the recovery plan for banana plantations in Santa Catarina affected by the cyclone bomb in 2020.

Santa Catarina is the fourth largest banana producer in the country, responsible for 10% of national production and the second in productivity average. Production is concentrated in the North of Santa Catarina (50%), followed by Vale do Itajaí (35%) and the South of the State (15%).

According to Rogério Goulart Junior, socio-economic analyst at Epagri/Cepa, in the third quarter of 2020 there were adjustments in banana production areas with replanting between 20% and 50% of the plants, mainly in the North of Santa Catarina, where the orchards were most affected by the cyclone, which took place on June 30 and July 1 of that year.


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