Brazil Centre-South ethanol sales slip 7.71% Y/Y to Aug 15
Aug 24, 2012 - The ethanol sales of plants operating in Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South summed up 7.56 billion litres (1.997bn gallons) in the period between April 1 and August 15, 2012, down 7.71% year-on-year.
Of the total, 6.52 billion litres were sold on the domestic market and 1.04 billion litres were exported, data of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) showed yesterday.
Of the domestic sales, 4.07 billion litres were hydrous and 2.45 billion litres -- anhydrous ethanol.
In the first half of August alone, the Centre-South region's sales dropped to 938.6 million litres of ethanol from 980.8 million litres sold in the same period of 2011, UNICA added.
The crop year in Brazil usually starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.