Frequently Asked Questions

Here, you will find detailed
information about our range of
intermediation services, market
information and back office support.

How to become a Granopar customer?
If you are a buyer or a seller of grains, including soybeans (bran and oil), corn and wheat, contact our brokers through the available communication channels both in Brazil and abroad.

Why choose Granopar?
We are a solid company, with more than 40 years of experience and expertise in the agricultural commodities sector. We have a broad client portfolio, an excellent relationship with the market, and brokers specialized in intermediating commercial transactions through operations on the Commodities and Futures Exchange (BM&F) and the Brazilian Commodities Exchange (BBM).

Moreover, we also offer the structuring of price protection strategies in the futures market. Always focusing on the best deal, we carry out transactions in several countries and on the main agricultural commodities exchanges

Who are Granopar's customers?
Granopar's clients are cooperatives, cereal growers, traders, and industries, as well as trading companies.

How do I trade on BM&F/CBOT?
To operate on the Exchanges, you must contact our team to complete the registration required by them. It is also necessary to be aware of the rules that govern contracts for each traded commodity.

What is the difference between a Stock Exchange and a Commodity Exchange?
While the Stock Exchange basically serves for investments, the Commodity Exchange has to guarantee, as its primary function, the fixing of purchase prices (for industries, consumers, exporters, etc.), as well as sales prices (for producers, cooperatives, exporters, etc.). In other words, the Commodity Exchange serves as a price protection and risk management tool.

What is the Hedging market?
The hedging market plays an important role in financial risk management, allowing investors and companies to control and reduce the uncertainty associated with market conditions. In other words, hedging is nothing more than price fixing or “locking”. In a trivial way, when it is said that a person made a hedge, it means that he “locked” or fixed a certain price.

What comprises the agricultural commodities market?
It comprises the purchase and sale of primary products derived from agriculture. The agricultural commodities market plays a fundamental role in the global economy, as these products are essential for human nutrition, processed food production, livestock farming, and other industries.

What are commodities?
These are products with fixed and known standardization, which can be consumed as basic supplies by industries in any region of the world. For those who need to buy commodities, such as industries, traders, and exporters, among others, the Commodities Exchange allows them to lock in a certain purchase price, avoiding losses from a possible rise in prices between the fixing period and the actual receipt of the merchandise.

How does buying and selling trades in the futures market work?
Whoever sells on the futures market receives, or pays (over time) the difference between the sale price on the Commodities Exchange and the value of the asset at the contract's expiration. The payment is done at a future date and can only be negotiated through an accredited broker, such as Granopar.

What market factors influence agricultural commodity prices?
The prices of agricultural commodities are influenced by several factors, such as weather conditions, supply and demand, government policies, exchange rates, and technological developments in agriculture, for example.

What are the main challenges of the agricultural commodities market?
The agricultural commodities market faces challenges such as price instability, climate change affecting production, and environmental concerns and issues related to food security.