Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales rise 17% y/y in early July

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July 24 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 914.08 million litres (241.47 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of July, an increase of 17.31% when compared to the same period of last year.

Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 361.02 million litres, up 9.14%. In all, total ethanol sales for the first half of the month amounted to some 1.38 billion litres, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Wednesday.

According to the organisation, 109.44 million litres of the clean fuel were intended for export while 1.28 billion litres were sold on the domestic market.

Around 1.44 billion litres of hydrous ethanol and 724.29 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 July 16 reached 12.83 billion litres. Corn ethanol accounted for 338.68 million litres, Unica noted.

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