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22/08/2017

Brazil produced a record amount of sugar in the second half of July

Sugar production in the second half of July exceeded the previous record back from the second half of August in 2012, according to the industrial group Unica.

Local residents carrying sugarcane collected on the outskirts of 'Serra da Canastra' National Park in 'Minas Gerais' Province, Brazil.

The central-southern region of Brazil produced a record of 3.41 million tons of sugar in the second half of July, thanks to the dry weather, which allowed the sugar factories in the largest sugar region in the world to work at a swift pace.

Sugar production in the second half of the month exceeded the previous record back from the second half of August in 2012, according to the industrial group Unica. The sugar factories processed 50.73 million tons of sugar cane in the second half of July, which also set a new record for a two-week period. 

The figures provided by Unica, except for the records, were in line with the market forecast, including for mixed production, which continues to be strong for sugar as compared to ethanol.

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