Brazil Centre-South ethanol sales fall 17.28% Y/Y in Apr 1-Oct 1
Oct 12, 2011 - The ethanol sales of plants operating in Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South totalled 11.02 billion litres (2.911 billion gallons) in the period from April 1 to October 1, 2011, down 17.28% year-on-year.
Of this volume, 4.09 billion litres were anhydrous and 6.93 billion litres -- hydrous ethanol, data of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) showed yesterday.
Of the total output for the period, 9.97 billion litres were sold on the domestic market and 1.06 billion litres were for exports, thus registering an 10.09% annual drop in ethanol exports.
In September alone, the Centre-South region sold 1.82 billion litres of ethanol, down 22.86% year-on-year, UNICA also informed.
UNICA attributed the reduction to the 36.6% annual drop in the sales of hydrous ethanol to 1.12 billion litres in September this year, partially offset by an increase of 17.91% in the sales of anhydrous ethanol, which reached 701.2 million litres last month.
The current sugar cane crop season in Brazil will end on March 31 next year.