Brazil center-south sugar output down 5 percent

Cumulative sugar production at 20.01 MMT: From April through mid-September, center-south (CS) output is down 4.9 percent YOY and down 14.2 percent from the five-year average. Cumulative recovery is down 6.1 percent YOY at 45.7 kg of sugar per MT of cane. Per UNICA, [...]

Rains slow Brazil center-south crush, prices support ethanol over sugar

From April through mid-October, Brazilian center-south cane crush reached 384 million metric tons (MMT), down 3.5 percent YOY. Despite this, production of cane ethanol has grown 22.7 percent YOY. This increase is the direct result of an elevated ethanol share: 64 percent of cane [...]

Brazil cane crush hit by transportation strike?

UNICA estimates that the center-south campaign lost the equivalent of 4.5 days of crush due to last month’s trucker strike. Though harvest weather was favorable and cane quality reported as high, road closures prevented the delivery of fuel and other inputs. A recent UNICA [...]