Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2017

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5. Brazil

Brazil, is a federative republic located in South America and is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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It is also the world’s fifth largest country by area and population. Half of Brazil is covered by forest and world’s largest rain forest is in the Amazon Basin and, it is ranked ninth in the economies based on nominal GDP and eighth based on GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) as of 2016.


Thirty one percent of the total land area is agricultural area and agriculture is the principal bases of Brazil’s economy as the country has immense agricultural resources available to it. The cultivation area covers 65,338,804 hectares of land. While Northern Brazil and Central brazil are not much suitable for irrigation and farming, the Southern Brazil is fertile and well irrigated and fed. Brazil was initially producing sugarcane and now has become the largest exporter of coffee, soybeans, beef and crop-based ethanol.

Brazil is called the breadbasket of the world and major supplies are sugarcane, soybeans, coffee and corn. The principal agricultural products of Brazil are cattle, coffee, soy, wheat, sugarcane, tobacco, beans, forestry, vegetables etc.Coffee, soybeans, beef, sugarcane, ethanol and frozen chickens are the most significant exports of brazil.

Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 5.4%

Agriculture GDP (Million $): 95558

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