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Table 1 Quantities and values of the products from the extraction of carnaúba (Copernicia prunifera) in two rural communities in the northeastern semiarid region

From: Use, perception, and local management of Copernicia prunifera (Miller) H. E. Moore in rural communities in the Brazilian Savanna

  Bem Quer community Cana community
Quantity of straw leaves (in thousands of leaves)
 Extracted per year 150 to 600 thousand 200 to 900 thousand
 Extracted per day 20 to 30 thousand 20 to 50 thousand
 Quantity of leaves necessary to obtain 1 kg of powder 1000 leaves 1000 leaves
Values (R$/US$)
 Sale of the powder from the open leaves—each kilogram R$ 2.50 to 3.00 (US$ 0.59 to 0.71)a R$ 5.00 (US$ 1.20)a
 Sale of the powder from closed leaves (carnaúba “eye”)—each kilogram R$ 5.50 to 6.00 (US$ 0.76 to 1.44)a R$ 7.00 to 8.00 (US$ 1.68 to 1.70)a
  1. aDollar quote for November 2019