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Brazil to produce more sugar and less ethanol in 2012/13 [Registered]

Sugarcane production in Brazil is expected to rise by 6.5 percent this year but ethanol output is likely to decrease 5.22 percent, as millers are producing more sugar because of profitability, the agriculture ministry said recently. Data from the national crop-forecasting agency Conab said sugarcane could reach 595.13 million tons during the 2012-2013 harvest, up from 560.36 million in 2011-2012. “Improved weather conditions from the second half of the year in the main producing areas, such as the central-south, makes possible an increased volume of sugarcane for the milling season,” an official report said. While sugar production is expected to…

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