Brazilian cotton harvest moves ahead, but growers are resistant to trade, focused on accomplish anticipated contracts. The CEPEA/ESALQ Index for cotton upped 7.15 percent between August 1st and 11, closing the period at 0.6168 dollar a pound. In August 2005, the Index averaged 0.51 dollar a pound, in nominal terms.
Exports keep moving at a better pace, especially for future seasons. Trades for cotton from 2006/07 crop season have been settled around 0.5777 dollar a pound. For cotton from 2007/08, around 0.5882 dollar a pound.