UNICA axes Brazil Centre-South ethanol output estimate by 11.61%
Jul 14, 2011 - Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) yesterday announced it revised downwards its estimates for the 2011/2012 ethanol production of Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South by 11.61%.
The ethanol output is now seen to total 22.54 billion litres (5.954 billion gallons) in crop year 2011/2012, down 11.19% year-on year.
Of this volume, 13.99 billion litres are seen to be hydrous ethanol and 8.55 billion litres -- anhydrous ethanol.
Also, the ethanol exports are expected to decrease by 23.6% compared to 2010/2011, to 1.35 billion litres.
The new projections of UNICA also point that 533.5 million tonnes of sugar cane will be crushed during the current crop year, 4.21% less than in 2010/2011.
The sugar cane crop year in Brazil starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.