Centre-South Brazil Sep 1-15 sugar output 3.1 million tonne, up 29.2% YoY.

Mills in Brazil’s Centre-South region produced 3.13 million tonne of sugar in the first fortnight of September, up 29.2% from 2.42 million tonne produced a year ago. Centre-South Brazil accounts for over 90% of the country’s total sugar output. Mills in the region crushed 45.44 million tonne of cane during Sep 1-15, up 20% on year. During Apr 1-Sep 15, mills crushed 427 million tonne of cane, down 1.6% on year. During the same period, mills produced 26.39 million tonne sugar, up 5.9% on year. Of the total cane crushed, around 48.4% was used for sugar production, while 51.6% was used to make ethanol. Mills in the region are likely to produce 35.2 million tonne of sugar this season, marginally lower than 35.6 million tonne produced in 2016-17 (Apr-Mar).