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Table 2 Production, area and productivity annual growth rates in Brazilian agriculture, 1975 to 2010

From: The development of Brazilian agriculture: future technological challenges and opportunities

Years Crop     
  Rice Maize Beans Soybeans Wheat
Harvested Area      
1975 to 2010 2.38 0.38 0.64 3.58 1.63
1980 to 1989 0.97 1.72 1.35 3.35 5.08
1990 to 1999 3.25 0.95 3.04 2.66 6.15
2000 to 2010 2.07 1.53 0.13 5.05 3.09
Production      
1975 to 2010 1.05 3.43 1.52 5.55 1.35
1980 to 1989 2.98 2.98 1.13 4.16 14.76
1990 to 1999 0.82 3.54 0.28 6.80 2.09
2000 to 2010 1.31 4.38 2.63 6.06 5.96
Productivity      
1975 to 2010 3.51 3.04 2.18 1.90 2.92
1980 to 1989 3.99 1.24 0.22 0.79 9.21
1990 to 1999 4.20 4.53 3.43 4.04 4.32
2000 to 2010 3.45 2.80 2.50 0.96 1.79
  1. Source: Conab and IBGE databases, elaborated by Contini et al[20]