In the second half of May, Brazilian center-south production was up under 3 percent YOY at 2.62 MMT. The sugar share of cane use was down nearly a point, cane crush was up almost 2 percent, and cane quality and sugar recovery were slightly improved.
For the center-south season to date, from April through May, cane crush is still down nearly 11 percent YOY based on data from 78 plants.
Cumulative sugar production reached 7.15 MMT, down 11 percent YOY. The sugar share is down over half a point near 45.1 percent.