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Brazil – 2011/12 campaign gathers pace [Registered]

Ninety mills have begun crushing Brazil’s 2011/12 cane crop (April to March), according to the industry association Unica, adding that about 200 more are expected to begin operating over the next few weeks. A year ago, the number of mills working was much higher as there were 60 million tonnes of cane left uncut from the previous cycle that were ready to be harvested. This season, high ethanol prices – which had recently been close to five-year highs in nominal terms – are inducing mills to fight wet weather and begin crushing. “If weather remains dry, we’ll likely have 280…

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