Brazil’s sugarcane harvest expected to surge by 11% in 2013/2014 - Unica

29 April 2013 22:02  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Brazil's sugarcane production in the key centre-south region is forecast to rise by 11% for the 2013/2014 crush season, trade group Unica said on Monday.

The amount of sugarcane projected for this year's crush season jumped to 589.6m tonnes, up from 532.8m tonnes during the previous season, Unica said.

Satellite mapping of the centre-south region indicated an increase of 6.5% for the sugarcane planting area for this 2013/2014 season.

In addition to the larger planted area, an increase of over 4% in agricultural productivity is expected, Unica said.

This increase is mainly due to excellent weather conditions in recent months, the report said.

The yield for the 2013/2014 season is expected to reach 80 tonnes/hectare, an increase of over 7% from the previous season at 74.3 tonnes/hectare.

The sugarcane harvest in the centre-south, which accounts for 90% of Brazil's ethanol output, runs from April to November/December.

By: Leela Landress
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