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Sugar cane: crushing in Minas Gerais breaks record

Processing in the state totaled 39.9 million tons this year, an increase of 9% compared to the same period of the previous harvest



Sugarcane processing in Minas Gerais totaled 39.9 million tons this year, up to August 1, according to the state's Association of Sugar-Energy Industries (Siamig).

The volume represents an increase of 9% compared to the same period of the previous harvest.

During the last fortnight, a crushing of 6.53 million tons was recorded, surpassing the 6 million mark for the first time. The mark represents a growth of 9.4% in relation to the same phase of the last harvest.

“We are witnessing an extraordinary achievement for the sector. This greater fortnightly crushing not only illustrates the dedication of the producers, but also underscores our industry's resilience and capacity for innovation”, says Siamig's president, Mário Campos.

2.61 million tons of sugar were produced, an increase of 12.6% compared to the same period last year. During the fortnight in question, sugar production reached the mark of 478 thousand tons, an increase of 13% in relation to the previous harvest.


Ethanol


Ethanol also played a crucial role in the positive results. With a total production of 1.54 billion liters, there was an increase of 4% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Hydrated ethanol reached 903 thousand m³, while anhydrous ethanol reached 637 thousand m³. There was a 1% reduction in the hydrous volume and an increase of 13.5% in the anhydrous volume, compared to the same period of the previous harvest.

Sugar accounted for 51% of the production mix, an increase of 2 percentage points In the production mix, there was an increase of 2 percentage points compared to the previous harvest. According to Siamig, this change signals a strategy to adapt to market demands and product price variations.

Source:CanalRural

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