Brazilian H1 April ethanol production seen down 17% on year due to smaller cane crush

April 22, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that analysts believe ethanol production will fall more than 17% on the year during the first half of April to 823 million liters, compared to Platts’ estimate of 793 million liters. The biggest fall in production is seen in hydrous ethanol which analysis surveyed by Platts also see as falling 17% while anhydrous is seen only falling 3%. That said, roughly 74% of total cane crushed during the period is expected to be directed towards ethanol rather than sugar production. Analysts estimate cane production to fall more than 26% on the year to 16.5 million metric tons.

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