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Brazil centre-south sugar output by 9.4% [Registered]

Sugar production in Brazil’s centre-south totalled 20.4m tonnes from the start of the season to September 1, down 9.4% from the same date a year earlier, cane industry association Unica said in a recent statement. Cane crush since the beginning of the season in April reached 338.1m tonnes, down 11% from a year earlier. Ethanol production lagged last year’s output by 18.6% at 13.8bn litres. Unica has slashed several times its cane crop forecast in recent months as aging cane plants, that are overdue for renewal, and poor weather during the crop’s development have resulted in yields lower than initially…

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