World’s top sugar producer has witnessed 35% lower sugar output in April compared with the same period during last year as less number of mills have started crushing operations, said the industry group Unica.
According to the news agency Reuters, the center-south region recorded an output of 624,000 tonnes in the first half of April as against 971,000 tonnes in a similar period last year. During this period 15.6 million tonnes of cane was crushed, 30% less than in 2020, said Unica.
At the same time, ethanol production fell 25% to 731 million litres during the period.
Unica stated that during the first half of the April 141 mills were operating as against 180 mills during last year.