October 25 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 989.97 million litres (261.52 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of October, marking an increase of 4.35% from the same period of last year.
Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 357.76 million litres. In all, total ethanol sales for the first half of the month amounted to some 1.42 billion litres, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Thursday.
According to the organisation, 73.82 million litres of the clean fuel were intended for export while 1.34 billion litres were sold on the domestic market.
Around 1.60 billion litres of hydrous ethanol and 689.25 million litres of anhydrous ethanol were produced in the first 15 days of the month.
Ethanol production since the beginning of the harvest and up until the second half of October reached 27.52 billion litres for a 5.93% improvement on the year, Unica noted.