UNICA says sugar production up 16%, ethnaol up 7% in Brazil

February 14, 2011 |

In Brazil, UNICA is reporting that overall crushing in the 2010/2011 sugarcane harvest in South-Central Brazil has reached 556.19 million tons, an year-on-year increase of 2.63%.  Sugar production increased 16.86%, while ethanol production is up 7% to 6.7 billion gallons ( 25.34 billion liters).

Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, Technical Director at UNICA, said that production totals are now close to final for the year, commenting “Any amounts eventually produced during the final two months before the official end of the harvest will be insignificant.”

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