Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales rise 4.6% y/y in early Nov

Sugarcane harvesting in Brazil

November 27 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 948.83 million litres (250.65 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of November, marking an increase of 4.59% from the same period of last year.

Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 371.78 million litres. 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 Tuesday.

According to the organisation, 62.56 million litres of the clean fuel were intended for export while 1.32 billion litres were sold on the domestic market.

Around 1.30 billion litres of the biofuel were produced in the first 15 days of the month, for a 19.03% improvement on the year.

Ethanol production since the beginning of the harvest and up until the second half of November reached 30.87 billion litres, Unica noted.

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