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BRAZIL: Center-south Sugarcane Crush Is Down 1.46% From Last Year

Brazil’s center-south sugarcane crush for the 2017-18 harvest was down 1.46% from April 2017 to January 1, 2018, compared to the same period a year ago, totaling 583.390 million tons, said the Union of Sugarcane Industry (Unica).

Total ethanol production reached 25.223 billion liters, up 1.23% from a year before, with 10.658 billion liters in anhydrous ethanol (+1.09%) and 14.565 billion liters of hydrous ethanol (+1.34%). Meanwhile, sugar production rose by 1.74%, totaling 35.823 million tons.