The hydrous ethanol sales in Brazil's Centre-South region jumped by 46.62% year-on-year in February to about 1.716 billion litres (451.7 million gallons).
This was the highest value ever recorded for this month of the year, said Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, technical director of local sugarcane industry association Unica.
Anhydrous ethanol sales, on the other hand, decreased to 653.31 million litres last month from 720.3 a year earlier. Overall, the volume of ethanol sold was 2.45 billion litres.
Production reached 30.42 billion litres in the country's Centre-South region. Corn ethanol accounted for 692.29 million litres, representing a 50.90% rise.
From the start of the sugarcane harvest in April 2018 up until March 1, 2019, the total volume of ethanol sold in the country's Centre-South region was 28.41 billion litres, of which 1.48 billion were intended for export and 26.93 billion to the domestic market, Unica noted.