Brazil’s Santa Adelia to close one of its sugar mills to cut costs

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Sugar prices in Brazil near the lowest levels in a decade and also affected the sugar mills, which forced millers to either close or lie dormant to minimize costs.

In order to cut costs and boost efficiency, Brazil sugar and ethanol producer Usina Santa Adelia will close one of its three mills in Sao Paulo state.

The company said it would conclude operations after next year’s crop at the Pioneiros mill in the municipality of Sud Mennucci, northwest Sao Paulo state.

The company released a statement, where it said that cane crushing volume will be maintained, but only in one plant, leading to significant scale gains and simpler logistics.

Sugar mills in the country scrapped plans to boost sugar production this year, reverting to a heavy focus on ethanol as it will give them more profits.

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