Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales rise 25% in Nov

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December 13 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold a little over 1.83 billion litres (483.43 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in November for a 24.77% year-on-year increase.

Anhydrous ethanol sales decreased to 682.47 million litres last month from 787.18 million litres a year earlier, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Tuesday.

Total ethanol sales for the whole of November amounted to 2.62 billion litres, up 11.66% on the year, of which 104.52 million were exported and 2.51 billion were sold on the domestic market.

From the start of the sugarcane harvest up until December 1, the total volume of ethanol sold in the country's Centre-South region was 20.43 billion litres.

In regards to the production, ethanol stood at 743.83 million litres in the country's Centre-South region in the last quarter of November, up 7.28%, Unica noted.

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