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Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales decrease 10.6% y/y in early Sept

Sugarcane field. Author: Jenny Mealing. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

September 25 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 911.57 million litres (240.81 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of September, marking a decrease of 10.63% when compared to the same period of last year.

Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 336.85 million litres. In all, total ethanol sales for the first half of the month amounted to some 1.30 billion litres, down 7.90% year-on-year, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Tuesday.

According to the organisation, 54.69 million litres of the clean fuel were intended for export while 1.25 billion litres were sold on the domestic market.

Around 1.69 billion litres of hydrous ethanol and 683.79 million litres of anhydrous ethanol were produced in the first 15 days of the month.

Ethanol production since the beginning of the harvest and up until September 16 reached 22.98 billion litres, Unica noted.

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