Brazil’s sugar production down in July

Sao Paulo: Industry group Unica said on Tuesday that sugar output in the centre-south (CS) region of Brazil has lowered by 2.8 per cent in the first half of July compared with last year. The mills in the region have produced 2.94 million tonnes of sugar.

According to Unica, as per the information shared by the 24 mills, agriculture yield of sugarcane was 14% lower in the first half of July compared to last year. The mills have in the first half of July crushed 45.6 million tonnes of cane which was 2.3% less compared to last year. At the same time, ethanol production increased by 1.1% to 2.16 billion litres.

As per the media report in Brazil, after damage due to frost last week, the sugarcane crops in Brazil will be further affected due to the new polar air mass that will move over the country’s agricultural areas this week.

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