Harvest of the current Brazilian crop production has been moving on, boosted by the weather conditions. In Paraná state, from 75 to 80 percent were already harvested until the end of August. In the Sul de Minas region, activities have reached between 50 and 60 percent. Concerning the commercialization, roughly 40 percent were already traded, on the average of the regions researched by Cepea.
In general terms, few volumes were traded during August. The main reason was the Pepro's auction. Growers kept retreat, betting on higher values. On Aug 29th, the CEPEA/ESALQ Index for the arabica type 6, delivered in Sao Paulo (capital), closed at 258.25 reals or 158.15 dollars per bag of 60 kilos, up 3.6 percent in Real from July 31st. For the robusta type 6, in the origin Espírito Santo state, the Index downed slight 0.23 percent in Real during the same period, at 215.32 reals or 131.86 dollars per bag on Aug 29th. (Cepea - Brazil)