Sugar production reached 3.22 million tons in the first half of August. This result is 51% higher than the 2.13 million tons reported over the same period last year. Since the beginning of the 2020/2021 harvest up to August 16, accumulated sugar production reached 22.95 million tons. Over the same period of 2019/2020 cycle, the accumulated sugar production was 15.49 million tons.
The volume of ethanol produced reached 2.27 billion liters in the first half of August, with 718.17 million liters of anhydrous ethanol and 1.56 billion liters of hydrous ethanol. The accumulated production of ethanol reached 16.81 billion liters, with 4.96 billion liters of anhydrous ethanol and 11.85 billion liters of hydrous ethanol. Of the total fuel produced, 807.58 million liters of biofuel were produced from corn.