October 29 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 946.30 million litres (249.98 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of this month, which is up 42.75% year-on-year.
Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 337.79 million litres, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced last week. In all, the total ethanol sales on the domestic market amounted to 1.28 billion litres for the first half of the month. When exports are added to the calculation, the total arrives at 1.35 billion litres.
Production reached 1.48 billion litres in the country's Centre-South region for the first half of October, down 6.62%. Hydrous ethanol accounted for 1.02 billion litres, Unica noted.
From the start of the sugarcane harvest in April and up until October 16 the total volume of ethanol sold in Brazil's Centre-South region was 16.27 billion litres, of which 924.18 million litres were intended for export and 15.34 billion for domestic consumption.