08 April 2008 20:28 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Brazilian ethanol prices continued to drop in the week ended on 4 April, pressured by the start of the sugarcane harvest in the centre-south region, research group Cepea said on Tuesday.
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Cepea assessed anhydrous ethanol at Brazilian reais (R) 0.80765/litre ($1.79/gal), down by 1.55% from R0.82037/litre in the week ended 28 March.
Hydrous ethanol was assessed at R0.72138/litre, down by 3.14% from R0.74479/litre in the previous week
Cepea’s price assessments do not include a federal tax of 3.65% levied on both hydrous and anhydrous product. A state tax of 12% is also applied to hydrous ethanol in
($1 = R1.70)
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