Methodology

Product specification: Soybean in bulk, export type, with a maximum 14% humidity content; 2% foreign matter and impurities; 30% broken beans; 8% damaged beans (up to 5%); 
Unit of measurement: 60-kilo bag (Real per bag);
Delivery: The Index refers to trades in the wholesale market (between companies); to be collected at the company/selling warehouse;
Reference region: Paraná State, divided into five areas: Paranaguá, Ponta Grossa, northern, western and southwestern Paraná;
Weighting base of regions: The share of each region is determined according to its crushing capacity, following information from Abiove (1997):
Paranaguá port (19.13%)
Ponta Grossa (25.49%)
Northern Paraná (34.72%)
Western Paraná (9.73%)
Southwestern Paraná (10.93%)
If prices of a region cannot be collected, the region will not be considered and its share will be proportionally distributed among the others to calculate the Index;
Discount rate for term prices:  NPR (Rural Promissory Note);
Applied taxes: No ICMS (Services Tax over Merchandise Circulation) included;
Frequency: daily;
Historical data: since August 1997;
Agents consulted for the survey: sellers (cooperatives/companies), purchasers, brokers and traders;
Important: The Index refers to trades in the wholesale market (between companies).

 

Source: Cepea

Contact

Staff

Staff

Coordinator
Geraldo Sant’ana de Camargo Barros, Ph.D
Full professor of the Department of Economics, Management and Sociology
gscbarro@usp.br

Chief Researcher
Lucilio Rogerio Aparecido Alves, Dr
lralves@usp.br

Research Assistants

Débora Kelen Pereira da Silva

Raphaela Spolidoro
André Sanches
Isabela Rossi
Carolina Sales
Marcia Ferreira
Kaline Lacerda
Liziane Dias