Centre-south mills crushed 381.52 million tonnes of cane from April to August, down 3.62% from the same period a year earlier. Sugar production totaled 23.26 million tonnes, up 3.37% from the same period in 2016. Ethanol output decreased 7.55%, to 15.29 billion litres (8.69 billion litres of hydrous and 6.6 billion litres of anhydrous). Total Recoverable Sugars (ATR) per tonne of raw sugarcane was at 131.99 kilos from April to August, in comparison to 130.75 kg in the same period last year.
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