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Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales in early Nov rise 31%

Photo by Steve Jurvetson (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

November 28 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 902.10 million litres (238.30 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of this month, which is up 30.84% year-on-year.

Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 319.76 million litres, a decreased from the 395.60 million registered a year earlier, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Tuesday.

In all, the total ethanol sales amounted to 1.28 billion litres for the first half of the month, a 15.37% rise compared to the same period last year.

Production reached 1.08 billion litres in the country's Centre-South region for the first half of November, up 1.37%. Hydrous ethanol accounted for 724.64 million litres.

From the start of the sugarcane harvest in April and up until November 15 the total volume of ethanol sold in Brazil's Centre-South region was 28.34 billion litres, Unica noted.

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