The total volume of ethanol sold by the Central-South mills in domestic and foreign markets in January totaled 2.617 billion liters, compared to 2.241 billion liters in the same month of 2018, up 16.76%. The total accumulated volume of fuel sold to distributors and exported reached 25.693 billion liters in the ten months of the 2018/2019 harvest, started on April 1st, a 15.50% increase compared to 22.246 billion liters in the same period of 2017/2018 . The total volume of ethanol sold by the mills to distributors in the domestic market in the Center-South reached 2.526 billion liters in January and accumulates 24.297 billion liters in the 2018/2019 harvest. The volumes represent increases of 17.67% in relation to the total of 2.147 billion liters sold in January 2018 and 16.31% on the accumulated volume marketed until the same period of the 2017/2018 harvest in the domestic market of 20.890 billion liters, informed the Sugarcane Industry Union (Unica).
Total sales of hydrated ethanol fueled 35.2% last month over January 2018, from 1.389 billion to 1.878 billion liters. In a statement, Unica reports that sales of hydrated totaled 960.79 million liters in the second half of January and reached 1.831 billion liters in the whole of last month, a record for the first month of the year. With the result, total sales of hydrated in the harvest have increased from 35.09%, to 17.491 billion liters. Total anhydrous sales fell 13.32% compared to the same months of 2018 and 2019, to 738.460 million liters and fell 14.28% in the accumulated crop, to 7.635 billion liters. Total exports of ethanol amounted to 90.434 million liters in January, down 3.95% against 94.156 million liters shipped abroad in the same month of 2018. In the accumulated 2018/2019 harvest, total ethanol exports grew by 2% , 97% to 1.396 billion liters, against 1.355 billion liters in the same period of 2017/2018.
Source: Dinheiro Rural