Sao Paulo: Brazil’s centre-south sugar exports are expected to decline by 3 million tonnes to 26.5 million tonnes in the 2021/22 season beginning from April.
According to agricultural analyst Agroconsult, the sugar production in the centre-south region is likely to fall to 35.8 million tonnes in the 2021/22 season from 38.4 million tonnes in the previous season. The sugarcane crushing is estimated to lower by 3.3% to 585 million tonnes due to dry weather in the region.
According to the news agency Reuters, Brazil’s central areas had below-average rains during most of the cane development period that runs from late last year to now.
Agroconsult also predicts lower ethanol production in the new season to 28.1 billion litres compared to 30 billion litres in the last season.