Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 684.76 million litres (180.89 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of this month, a 36.09% increase year-on-year.
Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 395.30 million litres. That fuel was responsible for almost all of the 23.25 million litres exported, local sugarcane industry association Unica said on Monday.
Overall, the total ethanol sales for the first 15 days of November amounted to 1.10 billion litres, an increase of 15.17% on a year ago.
Some 1.06 billion litres of ethanol were produced in the period in question, of which 599.97 million were hydrous ethanol and 463.59 million litres were of the anhydrous type.
Since the beginning of the sugarcane harvest back in April and up until November 16, the country has produced 23.66 billion litres of the biofuel, Unica noted.
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