Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 546.77 million litres (144.44 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of July, a 7.87% decrease from the volume sold in the second half of June.
Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 396.43 million litres, 8.15% less during the previous period, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Tuesday.
Overall, the total ethanol sales on the domestic market for the first half of the month amounted to 1.01 billion litres. Around 71.30 million litres of the biofuel were intended for export.
Some 1.89 billion litres of ethanol were produced in the first two weeks of the month. Since the beginning of the sugarcane harvest back in April and up until July 16, the country produced 5.43 billion litres of hydrous ethanol and 4.06 billion litres of the anhydrous type, Unica noted.