After the United States, MERCOSUR is the second largest producer of soybeans and Paraguay, the sixth. 55% of world trade in soybeans is controlled by MERCOSUR. The MERCOSUR agricultural region is one of the largest worldwide; soybean production in the countries of the region continued to increase in the 2014/2015 season and will rise to over 160 million tons.

Many things are said about MERCOSUR.

One of them is that regional integration is not working in many ways: even though the founding States share a common history, language and faith, integration in southern South America has failed to materialize.

On a positive note, it may be said however that soybeans are today a business that integrates the region’s agriculture and agro industrial sectors.

In the past 20 years the production and export of soybeans has grown at a rate and at a proportion capable of fairly transforming agribusiness in the four founding States.

After the United States, MERCOSUR is the second largest producer of soybeans and Paraguay, the sixth. So far in 2014, Paraguay produced 10 million tons of soybeans.

Fifty five percent of world trade in soybeans is controlled by MERCOSUR. The MERCOSUR agricultural region is one of the largest worldwide; soybean production in the countries of the region continued to increase in the 2014/2015 season and will rise to over 160 million tons.

Brazil is considered the largest producer of soybeans in absolute terms, while Argentina is the leading exporter of processed products such as soybean oil and flour. MERCOSUR collectively produce more than 50% of soybeans worldwide.

Paraguay has made significant strides in agricultural production and ranks among the most efficient food producers worldwide; open and connected to the world.