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High volume of green grains reduces

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The harvesting of robusta coffee in Espírito Santo, which started in mid-April, was slow in the first fortnight of May. According to Cepea collaborators, only 10% of the crop in Espírito Santo had been harvested until the first week of the month.

In Rondônia State, 15% of the area had been harvested. In the same period last year, harvesting in both states was close to 30% of the crop.

In many regions of Espírito Santo, the beginning of the 2016/17 harvesting was advanced, since the hot weather and the lack of rains during almost the whole crop development indicated an early maturation of grains.

However, with the harvesting of the first areas, some growers reported a considerable number of green grains and slowed down activities.

In Rondônia, fieldwork started earlier and, as in Espírito Santo, the hot weather in the last months advanced the maturation process of the grains. However, activities were stopped in mid-April due to excessive rains and the high percentage of green grains on trees.

The harvesting of robusta coffee might finish early this year due to the lower output. Thus, fieldwork might finish in mid-June and not at the end of the month and/or the beginning of July, as usual.

In this scenario of low availability of robusta, trades involving the 2016/17 season grain keep limited. On Monday, 16, the CEPEA/ESALQ Index of robusta type 6, screen 13, closed at 389.71 BRL (111.47 USD) per 60-kilo bag, 2.22% up compared to April 29.

In the arabica marketing, new batches of the 2016/17 crop were offered and the grain had good quality. However, trades in Brazil were limited, since, prices did not motivate growers.

The CEPEA/ESALQ Index of arabica type 6 hard cup or better (delivered in São Paulo city) closed at 475.14 BRL (135.91 USD) per 60-kilo bag on Monday, 16, 5.55% up compared to April 29.

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