Brazil’s South Central sugarcane processing down 28.45% from last year

December 1, 2014 |

In Brazil, sugarcane processing in the South Central Region fell 28.45% short of last year’s numbers, coming in at 23.12 million tons compared to 32.31 million last year. The crush fell only 1.24% from last year, to 538.38 million tons.

The 2024/2015 season is said to be winding down than the previous growing season, especially with 82 producing units shutting down seasonal operations by mid-November, compared to only 31 units at the same time last year.

As has been the trend, the portion of sugarcane destined for sugar production during first-half November (40.33%) was considerably below the figure from the same period last year (47.94%). Yet, ethanol production totaled 24.38 billion liters, a year-on-year increase of 5.11%.

“The numbers from this period [first-half November] make it clear that the current season will be much more ethanol oriented, with the year-on-year drop in sugar production up to now reaching nearly 1 million tons,” said Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, UNICA Technical Director.

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