Brazil center-south ethanol sales up as crush winds down ahead of the new campaign

For the 2018/19 April-March center-south cane campaign, crush through mid-February is up 3.6 percent YOY. With the sugar share at 35 percent for the season to date, cumulative sugar production reached 26.36 MMT, down 26.5 percent YOY. Cane ethanol production, meanwhile, is up 19.5 percent [...]

Tracking lower sugar production & sugar share of cane use in Brazil

In the first half of December, cane crush in Brazil’s center-south was up 21.9 percent YOY. With the sugar share—the percentage of sugarcane crushed for sugar rather than for ethanol manufacturing—for that period at just 28 percent, sugar production was only 418,000 metric tons [...]

Update on Brazil’s center-south cane campaign

As anyone following world sugar this season is now amply aware, Brazil’s cane mills are heavily favoring the manufacture of ethanol over sugar this season. In the first half of November, the ethanol share of cane crush was 66 percent, up from nearly 58 [...]

Sugar ending stocks in Mexico to rise next year

Mexican sugar production for 2018/19 is now projected at around 6 million metric tons (MMT) according to Huberto Jasso, head of CNIAA, the sugar and alcohol industry association. This is in line with 2017/18 production, which was slightly above 6 MMT. This year, Mexico [...]

Brazil’s focus on ethanol production continues

For the current crop year, running from April 2018 through March 2019, Brazil’s center-south sugar production is up by 2.3 percent from last season, reaching 398 million metric tons (MMT) of cane as of the end of August. Total sugar production, however, is down [...]