Brazilian steer prices kept increasing in July, supported by the restrict supply. Between June 29th and July 31st, the ESALQ/BM&F Index upped 4.1 percent in Real and 6.7 percent in dollar over June 29th, closing at 62.94 reals or 33.44 dollars per arroba on Tuesday, July 31st.
In the wholesale market of Sao Paulo city, the steer carcass valuated 3.5 percent in July, averaging 3.83 reals or 2.04 dollars per kilo on Tuesday, July 31st. The July's average, of 3.49 reals, is the highest monthly average of this year, in nominal terms.
For calf, prices also kept moving up, supported by the limit supply. On Tuesday, July 31st, the ESALQ/BM&F Index (Mato Grosso do Sul state) closed at 443.51 reals or 235.66 dollars, increase 3 percent in Real and 5.7 percent in dollar over June 29th.
Regarding the living hog, prices received by farmers averaged 1.89 real or 1.00 dollar per kilo on July 31st in Sao Paulo state, increase 7.4 percent in Real over June 29th. In the wholesale market of Sao Paulo capital, the hog carcass valuated 4 percent in Real during July, at 2.80 reals or 1.49 dollar per kilo on Tuesday.
In the poultry market, the frozen meat prices downed 5.2 percent in Real during July, at 2.36 reals or 1.26 dollar per kilo on July 31st; the chilled one upped 7 percent in Real, at 2.32 reals or 1.23 dollar per kilo on Friday, June 29th, both in the wholesale market of Sao Paulo capital - the most important Brazilian retail reference.