Dry weather cuts Brazil's cane outlook; sugar is unaffected

12/15/2010 | Reuters

Adverse weather is expected to reduce sugar cane production Brazil's center-south region for the 2010-11 season. The new estimate is less than 617.3 million tons, compared with the 628.5 million tons predicted in August, according to Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, technical director of industry group Unica. However, the dry conditions improved sugar content in the cane crop, prompting Unica to maintain its projected sugar output of 37.1 million tons.

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