BRAZIL: Sugarcane crush in Minas Gerais state reaches 52.02 million tonnes by Oct. 1

Published: 10/12/2017, 3:48:56 PM

Sugarcane mills located in Brazil's Minas Gerais state crushed 52.05 million tonnes of cane since the start of the 2017/18 season through October 1, according to local sugarcane industry association Siamig, reports Sugaronline.

Total cane processed so far this season is equivalent to 81% of Siamig's total estimate for the current harvest, of 64 million tonnes.

Sugar production totaled 3.47 million tonnes, up 7.64% from the same period last year. Ethanol output is at 2 billion litres, down 4.76% from the previous crop.

Anhydrous ethanol production totaled 811.6 million litres, down 7.46%, while hydrous ethanol production fell 2.95%, to 1.26 billion litres.

Total Recoverable Sugars (ATR) since the start of the season in April to Oct. 1 is at 138.09 kilos per tonne of sugarcane, 1.14% higher than at the same period of the previous harvest.

ATR at the second half of September reached 167.84 kg, up 3.4% from the previous fortnight and up 5% from the same period in the previous harvest.

About 50.76% of total cane produced in Minas Gerais was dedicated to sugar production this year, up from 47.69% last year.

Minas Gerais is Brazil's second largest sugarcane producer state, only behind São Paulo.