From the shuttle of harvesters on giant white carpets comes encouraging news for Brazil and the world. The country's cotton production at the end of the year is expected to be between 13% and 19% higher than last year, returning to the pre-pandemic rhythm.
The health crisis, which caused a slump in demand from the global textile industry, interrupted the rise in national production, which had doubled in just five years.
This year's production growth trend is expected to consolidate Brazil as the fourth-largest producer and second-largest exporter. In the 2019 crop, 3 million tons . . .