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Brazil’s ethanol output likely to drop by 17% in 2011-12 [Registered]

Conab, Brazil’s agricultural forecasting agency announced on 8th December that cane production for the 2011/12 season is likely to be 571.5 million tonnes. This is 8.4% lower than the previous season’s crop of 623.9 million tonnes. The fall in production is attributed to a variety of factors, namely extended ratooning, drought of April/October 2010, inadequate rainfall in May ’11, frost in the states of Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso and Parana, excessive cane flowering and reduction of capital inputs (e.g. fertilizer). Ethanol fuel production is forecast to fall by 17% to 22.86 billion litres. Around 50.7% of cane will be diverted…

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