The volume of sugar exported by the state of Mato Grosso do Sul has increased fivefold in 2020, reaching 1,133 million tons, with revenues of US $303 million. The data are from the Complexo Cana’s Technical Note and have been elaborated by the Secretariat for the Environment of the state. The report shows how the sector has changed in response to the market last year. In 2019, the sector represented only 1.23% of the Mato Grosso do Sul’s exports, while in 2020, however, the percentage jumped to 5.22%. The president of Biosul, Roberto Hollanda said that the production mix of the units in Mato Grosso do Sul is 70% for ethanol and 30% for sugar. However, the percentage varies according to the market. In the last two crops, the production of ethanol was 90%. Algeria, in North Africa, is the country that has most purchased sugar from Mato Grosso do Sul in 2020, from 48.2 thousand tons in 2019 to 241 thousand tons last year. China is the second largest buyer and has also expanded the market in 2020, from 7,900 tons to 132,000.
Sources: Semagro – MS / Noticias Agrícolas
*Translated by Ia Niani