Brazil's Centre-South ethanol output drops to 10.42bn l in Apr 1-Aug 1
Aug 12, 2011 - The ethanol production of Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South declined to 10.42 billion litres (2.753 billion gallons) in the period from April 1 to August 1, 2011, from 12.88 billion liters produced in the same period last year.
The drop reflects the lower volume of crushed sugar cane, or 259.1 million tonnes, an annual decrease of 13.02%.
On the other hand, the amount of anhydrous ethanol produced last month registered an increase of 26.24% on the year.
In the second half of July alone, the total ethanol output stood at 1.72 billion litres, of which 1.04 billion of hydrous and 685 million of anhydrous ethanol.
The Brazilian sugar cane crop year starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.