New York: Sugar output in the center-south region of Brazil has lowered by 25 per cent as cane agricultural yields lag by more than 10 per cent, industry group Unica said on Wednesday.
The dry weather has impacted the sugarcane production in the region this year leading to the slow harvesting during the current season. Sugarcane crushing in April was 29.6 million tonnes, 22% less than a year, said Unica.
The sugar mills have recorded an average 79.8 tonnes of sugarcane per hectare which was lower from 89.4 tonnes per hectare in April 2020.
Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, technical director, Unica said, “This type of information must be seen with caution, because it is based on a reduced sampling. Anyway, they show a trend for falling agricultural yields this year,”