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Brazil's Centre-South sells 2.1bn litres of hydrous ethanol in Oct

Sugar cane. Author: Jenny Mealing. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

November 12 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 2.11 billion litres (755.53 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in October for a new monthly record, local sugarcane industry association Unica said on Monday.

Hydrous ethanol sales went up 3.88% and about 1.11 billion of the total volume was sold in the last 15 days of October alone. Anhydrous ethanol sales reached 393.98 million litres in the last two weeks of the month.

The growth is once again attributed to the maintenance of the biofuel's competitiveness against gasoline in most of the market, the national agency stated.

Overall, local producers sold 3.08 billion combined. From this amount, 2.86 billion litres in the domestic market while the remaining 227.59 million litres were exported.

Production of hydrous and anhydrous ethanol since the beginning of the harvest up until November 1 was 20.61 billion litres and 8.95 billion litres, respectively, Unica noted.

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