Product specification:  whole chicken (chilled and frozen);
Unit of measurement:  kilo (slaughtered chicken);
Currency:  prices are originally calculated in Real; asking price at 4:30 p.m. (Brasilia time);
Reference region:  Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo and Minas Gerais states. There are nine regions: Porto Alegre (RS), Erechim (RS), Chapecó (SC), Francisco Beltrão (PR), Toledo (PR), Pará de Minas (MG), Descalvado (SP), São José do Rio Preto (SP) and Greater São Paulo.
Statistical treatment:  Regional averages include the most recent value of each collaborator, reported over the last seven business days, for each product. The daily calculation considers only values that are in between two standard-deviations up or down compared to the sample average;
Discount rate for term payments: NPR;
Taxes:  ICMS;
Frequency:  daily;
Historic:  Since January 2004;
Agents consulted for the survey:  Hatchery companies, growers, slaughterhouses, wholesalers and players from supermarkets;
Important: In addition to slaughtered chicken, Cepea collects prices of chicks (1 day old) and white and brown eggs. As for live chicken, prices are collected in Descalvado (SP), São José do Rio Preto (SP), Greater São Paulo, Pará de Minas and Toledo (PR). Concerning chicks, prices are gathered in ES, GO, MG, MT, MS, PR, RJ, RS, SC and SP. Values released by Cepea indicate 1-day-old chicks, in BRL per unit, without ICMS.
Source: Cepea





Geraldo Sant’Ana de Camargo Barros, Ph.D
Full professor of the Department of Economics, Management and Sociology

Chief Researcher

Sergio De Zen, Ph.D (on leave)
Professor of the Department of Economics, Management and Sociology

Market Analysts

Juliana Ferraz

Maristella de Mello Martins


Research Assistants

Matheus do Valle Liasch

Otávio Biagi Veronez

Karen Bandeira

Luccas Bavaresco Paranhos do Vale