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.