BRAZIL: Sugarcane crush in Minas Gerais state falls 18% in April

Published: 05/19/2017, 3:03:01 PM

Mills in Brazil's Minas Gerais state crushed 5.4 million tonnes of cane in April, the first month of the 2017/18 season, down 18% from production at the same month in 2016, according to the local sugarcane industry association Siamig, reports Sugaronline.

At the same time last year, mills in Minas Gerais state crushed 6.6 million tonnes of sugarcane.

Sugar production totaled 271,000 tonnes in April, up 13% from the previous harvest.

Ethanol output declined 20%, to 193 million litres in April. 

About 53.61% of the sugarcane was used to produce ethanol and 47.48% for sugar output in April. 

Total Recoverable Sugars (ATR) reached 119.69 kilos per tonne of sugarcane in the second half of April, up 1% from the same period in 2016 and 13% more than the first half of April 2017.

In April, the accumulated ATR is almost 2% above ATR in April 2016.