Brazil October Commodity Price Index Summary

Following is a summary of Brazil’s commodity price index from the Central Bank in Brasilia:

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                     Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Oct.
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
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                    ------------------------- MoM% -----------------------
Total               -3.3%    7.8%   -0.2%   -3.3%   -1.6%   -4.5%    4.5%
 Agriculture        -2.8%    8.8%    2.0%   -5.9%   -1.3%   -6.6%    5.5%
 Metal              -6.5%    5.1%   -2.6%    0.7%   -3.5%   -2.3%    5.5%
 Energy             -0.9%    8.4%   -3.1%   -1.3%   -0.1%   -1.6%    0.3%
                    ------------------------- YoY% -----------------------
Total               15.5%   24.8%   18.2%   26.0%   31.7%   31.3%   30.2%
 Agriculture        17.7%   27.6%   23.8%   31.0%   43.8%   44.9%   36.2%
 Metal              -1.1%   11.6%    7.0%   20.0%   16.6%   11.0%   36.5%
 Energy             28.7%   30.2%   13.9%   16.6%   16.2%   19.1%    4.5%
                    ------------------------- Index -----------------------
Total              161.52  167.01  154.89  155.14  160.51  163.06  139.86
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                     Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Oct.
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
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 Agriculture       182.21  187.43  172.27  168.96  179.59  181.87  154.87
 Metal             140.02  149.70  142.47  146.26  145.26  150.60  141.52
 Energy            105.76  106.73   98.44  101.56  102.87  103.02   82.16
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NOTE: The index is based on a basket of international commodities most relevant to Brazilian consumer prices. Begins in Dec. 2005. Agricultural commodities include beef, cotton, soy, wheat, sugar, corn, coffee and pork. Metals include aluminum, iron-ore, copper, tin, zinc, lead and nickel. Energy includes crude oil, natural gas and coal.

SOURCE: Banco Central do Brasil

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