Weak demand and lower prices in Brazil

Brazilian ethanol prices have been moving down since the end of July. The available supply has been increasing week-by-week in this harvest time. The domestic demand, on the other hand, remain weak - distributors decided to wait for lower prices.

Between August 7 and 11, the CEPEA/ESALQ Index for anhydrous ethanol averaged 0.45563 dollar per liter (excluding taxes), down 2.49 percent from the previous week. For hydrated one, the devaluation was of 3 percent, to 0.39208 dollar per liter (excluding taxes).

In July, the Index averaged 0.87 dollar per liter for the anhydrous ethanol and 0.41 dollar per liter for the hydrated one, down 5.32 and 5.13 in relation to June, in that order.



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