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Updated to Q2 2018
Brazilian ethanol supply during the second quarter increased in line with the seasonal start of the 2018/2019 sugarcane harvest/crush which started in April. Crushers increased processing every week in line with seasonal norms. The sugarcane harvest in the centre-south, which accounts for 90% of Brazil's ethanol output, runs from April to November or December. Sugarcane processing will see more production of ethanol and less sugar production as sugar prices have seen record lows.
Demand was mixed during the second quarter as the country uses hydrous ethanol as a stand-alone fuel in flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs), competing directly with gasoline. Many Brazilian drivers own flex-fuel cars which allow switching from gasoline to ethanol. Drivers only substitute for ethanol if its price is less than 70% that of gasoline. Petrobras lowered gasoline prices as part of an agreement the government reached with striking truck drivers that paralyzed the country in May.
The Latin American ethanol report offers an assessment of spot prices for anhydrous and hydrous ethanol basis free on board (FOB) San Paulo.
We have prices for anhydrous ethanol, which is used in flexible fuel vehicles, and hydrous ethanol which is the grade that is blended in gasoline.
Prices are also converted in US gallons, which makes it simple to compare the market in Brazil, with the market in the US.
Brazil has led the world in ethanol exports in recent years. On this basis, the Ethanol Latin America report can benefit anyone that is looking into importing the product from Brazil in the future.
The report also offers a summary of Brazilian industry news, which is useful to the English speaking market, and is of great value to our subscribers.
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