Brazil sugar output will decrease by 1.5 million tonnes — USDA

Brazil sugar production is forecast 1.5 million tonnes lower but still the second highest on record at 44.0 million tonnes as less sugarcane is forecast to be available for crushing due to unfavorably dry weather.

It is reported by USDA in its May report.

The sugar/ethanol production mix is expected to favor sugar relative to the previous season going from 49 percent to 51 percent for sugar and from 51 percent to 49 percent for ethanol. Consumption and exports are both forecast unchanged.