UNICA releases ethanol production data for first half of July

By Erin Voegele | August 07, 2017

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane mills in the country’s south-central region processed 47.83 million tons of sugarcane during the first half of July, up 1.59 percent when compared to the same period of last year.

Since the beginning of the current season, mills have processed 246.58 million tons of sugarcane, down from 262.67 million tons during the same period of last season.

Sugar production during the first half of July reached 3.1 million tons, up 9.11 percent when compared to last year. Since the beginning of the current season, mills have produced 14.15 million tons of sugar, up 2.1 percent from last season.

Ethanol production reached 1.89 billion liters (499.29 million gallons) during the first half of July, including 1.04 billion liters of hydrous ethanol and 843.06 million liters of anhydrous ethanol. Since the beginning of the current harvest, hydrous ethanol production has reached 5.43 billion liters, with anhydrous ethanol production reaching 4.06 billion liters.

Mills in the south-central region sold 1.01 billion liters of ethanol during the first half of July, with 71.3 million liters destined for export and 943.2 million liters for the domestic market. In the domestic market, sales of anhydrous ethanol reached 396.43 million liters, with sales of hydrous ethanol reaching 546.77 million liters.