Key Issues Facing Brazil's Sugar and Ethanol Industry

Key Issues Facing Brazil's Sugar and Ethanol Industry

Chamber Member News Post Date: 05/24/18 Source: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce By: Lucca Suassuna de Carvalho
Summary

Sugarcane in Brazil is a highly versatile crop and an important part of Brazil’s economy. Sugar is Brazil’s fourth largest export with $8.1 billion of proceeds (4.4% of total exports), and
sugarcane is the number one source of renewable energy in Brazil, supplying almost 17 percent of the country’s total energy consumption.

This special report addresses sugarcane’s key components: sugar, ethanol, and energy production, and the market forces and government policies that shape their present as well as their future. Read Full Article