Agriculture Market accounted for 5.6% of the GDP of Brazil. Brazil is currently one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of fibers, food, energy, and meat. It is also one of the largest producers of soybeans, corn, coffee, sugarcane, oil plants, grapes, oranges, beef, poultry, meat, and pork. The population of Brazil is likely to rise by 30% over the next three decades. However, the booming agriculture in the country is expected to fulfill the demand for food. The equatorial climate of Brazil is favorable for insects, weeds, and fungi, which leads to demand for agrochemicals. In 2012, Brazil surpassed the US as the largest buyer of pesticides.