In the first two weeks of the 2021/2022 season, the mills in Brazil’s Center-South region sold 960.75 million liters of ethanol, registering an increase of 19.53% when compared to the same two-week period of the 2020/2021 season. The increase was due to the growth in sales within the domestic market, which reached 943.48 million liters – up 23.11%. Exports, on the other hand, decreased by 53.75%, reaching only 17.53 million liters. The volume of hydrated ethanol sold in the domestic market was 650.50 million liters, against 567.28 million of the previous cycle, up 14.67%. Sales of anhydrous ethanol grew by 47.15%, reaching 293.00 million liters. “The increase in sales within the domestic market is due to the competitiveness of biofuel and the higher domestic consumption compared to 2020. However, when we compare current sales with those in the 2019/2020 harvest, when there was no COVID-19 effect, we see a decrease of 3.28% for anhydrous ethanol, and a drop of 25.46% for hydrous ethanol in the domestic market”, explained Antonio Padua Rodrigues, technical director of ÚNICA.
Source: Jornal Cana (*Translated by Ia Niani)