The price of coffee and sucrose rose due to snow in southern Brazil

From the night of the 28th to the 29th of this month, there was a rare snowfall in dozens of cities in Brazil. According to the Brazilian meteorological department, as of the night of the 28th, there had been snow or freezing rain in at least 43 cities in southern Brazil. It is expected that the temperature will continue to drop or welcome more snow in early August.

Brazil is located in the southeast of South America, 80% of its land is located in the tropics, the northern Amazon plain belongs to the equatorial climate, the Central Plateau belongs to the savanna climate, and the southernmost end belongs to the subtropical climate. It’s winter in the southern hemisphere, but it rarely snows in Brazil in winter. Meteorological records show that the last snowstorm in Brazil occurred in 1957, when the snow depth reached 1.3 meters in some areas of the southern state of Santa Catalina.

Low temperature and snowfall in recent days have led to the frost risk of cash crops such as coffee beans, sugarcane and citrus in Brazil, which has led to the rise of commodity prices such as coffee and sucrose in the international market.

Source: China Agricultural Information Network

Post time: Aug-05-2021