Rainfalls on the Brazilian coffee crop during this month keep helping the blooming stage. However, more rain is necessary to stimulate new flowering.
With harvest activities almost completed, coffee growers start now crop cares. It is important to remember that the next season will provide lower production, due to the coffee's biannual cycle.
In the international market, futures remain moving down, pressured by the weather in Brazil.
The CEPEA/ESALQ Index for arabica (type 6) averaged 107.84 dollars per bag of 60 kilos on Oct 17, decrease 1.54 percent in the month. For robusta (type 6), the Index averaged 87.18 dollars per bag of 60 kilos, up 1.64 percent in the same period.