24 October 2012 23:24 [Source: ICIS news]
Ethanol output in the centre-south totalled 16.7bn litres from 1 April to 15 October, down from 18.2bn litres one year earlier, Unica said in its latest crop update.
The drop comes amid a 4% reduction in sugarcane production so far this year and a nearly 2% decline in sugarcane yields, according to Unica figures.
The sugarcane harvest in the centre-south, which accounts for 90% of
Ethanol output in the region is expected to reach 21.05bn litres in 2012, the Brazilian group has said, a 2.5% increase from the amount of ethanol produced in 2011.
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