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Brazil – milling commences in centre-south, but sugar production lags behind 2010 [Registered]

Brazil’s centre-south has produced 46.7% less sugar in the season to May 16 than a year earlier, due to excess rains and cane mills granting priority to production of ethanol over sugar. However, output is catching up with last year’s pace, helped by drier weather from mid-April and more mills starting to crush cane from the new season, according to data from the cane industry association Unica. Output to May 16 totalled 2.36 million tonnes, compared with 4.42 million tonnes in the same period in 2010. Cane crushing reached 56.7 million tonnes, down 39.5% from a year ago when harvesting…

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