Product specification: robusta coffee type 6, screen 13 above, up to 86 defects; the Index refers to trades in the wholesale market (between companies);
Unit of measurement/currency:  60-kilo bag. The Index is originally calculated in BRL (Real), but it is also released in US dollar. It is a simple conversion of the value in Real to dollars – commercial exchange rate, asking price at 4:30 p.m. (Brasilia time);
Delivery: at the producing region (The Index does not include freight);
Reference region: Colatina and São Gabriel da Palha, both in Espírito Santo State;
Calculation: arithmetic average of prices in both reference regions;
Statistical treatment: The Index is calculated based on the sample data between two standard-deviations up or down compared to the sample average;
DISCOUNT RATE FOR TERM PRICES: NPR (Rural Promissory Note) rate
Taxes: the Index considers traded values (with taxes);
Frequency:  daily;
Historic: since November 2001;
Agents consulted for the survey: cooperatives, stockbrokers, roasters and exporters;
Other Cepea surveys for the coffee market: Conillon type 7/8, in Espírito Santo State; in Rondônia State, coffee up to 400 defects; regarding arabica coffee market: type 6, hard cup or better, and type 7, rio cup, in the following regions: Cerrado, southern Minas Gerais, Mogiana (São Paulo State), Garça (São Paulo State) and northwestern Paraná.


Source: Cepea




Geraldo Sant'Ana de Camargo Barros, PhD.
Professor titular Esalq/USP; coordenador científico do Cepea


Chief Researchers
Margarete Boteon, Dra.


Research Assistants
Fernanda Geraldini Palmieri
Renato Garcia Ribeiro

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