Brazilian cane crush, sugar output down in late September -Unica.

Mills in centre-south region crushed 40.3 million metric tonne of cane during the second fortnight in September, down 5.2% from the same period a year earlier. During the period, they produced 2.9 million metric tonne of sugar and made 2 billion liters of ethanol. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of the sweetener and its centre-south region produces 90% of the country’s sugar.