Tag: UNICA

UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

February 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) approved the appointment of Evandro Gussi as its new Director-President. “We want to continue to contribute with Brazil, and our goal is to guarantee institutional bases that will bring clear and predictable rules to the national and international market. This is essential to provide security for investors […]

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Brazilian H2 January ethanol production up nearly 25% on year

Brazilian H2 January ethanol production up nearly 25% on year

February 13, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows ethanol production during the second half of January was nearly 25% higher on the year at 84 million liters, 44 million liters of which was hydrous ethanol. Total ethanol production for the year from April through January was up nearly 20% year-on-year at about 30.3 billion liters. […]

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Brazil H1 January ethanol production hits 70 million liters

Brazil H1 January ethanol production hits 70 million liters

January 24, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows that 70 million liters of ethanol was produced during the first half of January with just seven mills still crushing after the end of the official season on December 31. That figure is compared to just 42 million liters produced during H1 January 2017. Of the total […]

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Sugarcane milling in Center-South Brazil reaches 556M tons

Sugarcane milling in Center-South Brazil reaches 556M tons

December 22, 2018 |

In Brazil, UNICA reports that sugarcane milling in the Center-South totaled 12.6 million tons in the first half of December. In the accumulated harvest of 2018/2019 until December 16, processing reached 556.85 million tons, down 4.10% over the same period of the previous cycle (580.68 million tons). In the first half of December, sugar production […]

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Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

December 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, has been working with the government of Brazil to demonstrate the damages India’s subsidies caused to Brazilian exports during the last sugarcane harvest. In a meeting held last week, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) decided to initiate proceedings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for challenging India’s […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 45% on the year through October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 45% on the year through October

November 13, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows hydrous ethanol production during the second half of October rose more than 7% on the year to 955 million liters but fell nearly as much as from the first half of the month as the crush begins to wind down in the face of lower cane yields. […]

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Brazilian mills still pushing hard for ethanol as crush looks to end early

Brazilian mills still pushing hard for ethanol as crush looks to end early

October 24, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows sugar mills continue to heavily favor ethanol production over sugar despite an increase in sugar prices the past few weeks. During the first half of October, mills produced 1.48 billion liters of ethanol, down 6.6% lower on the year due to the smaller cane crush, but ethanol […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 72% on the year through H1 July

Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 72% on the year through H1 July

July 26, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data showed hydrous ethanol production during the first half of July rose 3.2% from the last half of June at 1.60 billion liters, nearly 54% higher on the year. So far this season, hydrous ethanol production is nearly 72% higher on the year at 9.37 billion liters. Anhydrous ethanol […]

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UNICA concerned China-US trade war could lead to US dumping its ethanol on NNE

UNICA concerned China-US trade war could lead to US dumping its ethanol on NNE

July 16, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA is concerned the on-going trade war between the US and China will end up with the US dumping its ethanol on the Brazilian market. The US currently sends most of its 1 billion gallons of ethanol imports to Canada and Brazil but those volumes that would have gone to […]

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Brazil’s Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales hits new record, 38% higher

Brazil’s Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales hits new record, 38% higher

May 12, 2018 |

In Brazil, data from industry association UNICA shows that Brazil’s Centre-South ethanol producers produced 1.3 billion liters of hydrous ethanol in the second half of April, up 115.7% year on year, and up 52% from H1 April. “This is a record for the H2 April period and the highest since the H2 August of 2015, […]

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