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Sugar production in South-Central Brazil could fall by up to 20%

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's sugar production could fall by up to 20% in 2021-22 as dry weather impacts productivity, threatening to reduce sugarcane volumes to the lowest level in a decade, according to one of the world's largest commodity traders.

With drier-than-normal weather in the state of São Paulo since last year, sugar production in the center-south region could fall to 31 million tons in the 2021-22 season, according to a Wilmar International report.

The volume compares to last season's estimate of 38.5 million tons.

"The dry weather forecast . . .

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