Brazilian Copersucar will focus on ethanol production in 2013/14


Brazilian sugar and ethanol marketing coop Copersucar forecast a 2013/14 cane crush of 135 million tonnes. From this amount, 42% of the cane crush will be for sugar production and 58% for ethanol. Assuming Unica’s late April projection of a 2013/14 Centre/South cane crush of 590 million tonnes, this would be equivalent to a 23% share.

The final 2012/13 data were not available, but the target for the 48 members was set at 128 million tonnes (24%). In 2011/12, Copersucar had crushed 115 million tonnes .