Oct 12, 2011 - Ethanol output of Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South reached 17 billion litres (4.491 billion gallons) in the period from April 1 to October 1, 2011.
Of these, 10.43 billion litres are hydrous and 6.56 billion litres -- anhydrous ethanol, data of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) showed yesterday.
The crushed sugar cane came in at 412 million tonnes in the period, an annual drop of 7.39%.
From the volume of sugar cane, 51.51% was used for the production of ethanol, while the rest was destined for sugar production, UNICA noted.
Brazil's sugar cane crop season starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.
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