Transport cost to port though Brazilian federal roads network: Dataset for years 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2017

Daniel de Castro Victoria, Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva, James Millington, Valeri Katerinchuk, Mateus Batistella

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Transport costs can play a significant role in agricultural exports and businesses profitability. It can also influence farmers’ decisions regarding cropland expansion, intensification or land abandonment. Thus, transport is useful to take into account when modeling and evaluating land use and cover change related to agriculture production. The dataset described in this article represents the Infrastructure Capital in the work presented by Millington et al. (2021) [1], in which the CRAFTY-Brazil model is used to evaluate the impacts of changing global demand for agricultural products on land use and cover change. This modeling required a transport cost dataset that spanned the model calibration period, was consistent through time and covered the entire study area. The most recent federal road network (for year 2017) obtained in vector format (shapefile) was joined to road section surface status tables for past years (2000, 2005 and 2010) in order to reconstruct the historic road network. Export ports handling agricultural commodities, and their years of operation, were identified. Both datasets were used to derive the relative transport cost to the nearest port for Brazil, for years 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2017.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107070
JournalData in Brief
Early online date22 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


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