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Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales grow 35% in early May

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May 25 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers have sold 759.75 million litres (200.70 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the domestic market in the first 15 days of May, which is a 34.68% year-on-year increase.

Anhydrous ethanol sales amounted to 327.29 million litres for a 9.87% decrease from the volume registered in the same period last year, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Thursday.

In all, the total ethanol sales for the first half of the month amounted to a little over 1.13 billion litres, of which about 47.13 million litres of the biofuel were intended for export.

Some 1.41 billion litres of hydrous ethanol were produced in the first 15 days of May, while anhydrous production was of 657.30 million litres.

From the start of the sugarcane harvest up until May 15, the total volume of ethanol produced in the country's Centre-South region added up to a little over 4.81 billion litres.

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