Brazil should export 25.3 million tons of sugar from the 2010/2011 crop according to the estimate by Datagro Consulting. This volume is 15.78% greater than for the last crop (2009/2010), and includes 21.85 million tons for overseas sales.
Around two thirds of these shipments should leave the terminal of the port of Santos, the larges sugar exporting port in the world.
Brazilian production of sugar should reach 37.5 million tons, an increase of 13.6% over the 32.96 million tons from the 2009/2010 crop. Central-southern Brazil is expected to produce 32.9 million tons alone.
At the same time, export of ethanol should register a decrease of 49% with the volume falling from 3.38 billion liters to 1.72 billion liters.