The Brazilian plantation consist of production crop of 3,500,000
tons of sugar cane per year from which it manufactures 250,000 m3
hydrated alcohol and 100,000 m3 of anhydrous alcohol. With an additional
volume 390,000 MT of Refined Sugar in the future.
/ Market Size / Selling Method:
The customer base for the alcohol is 80% domestic direct government
sales and 20% for export. In previous crops, 9,630,751 m3 hydrated alcohol
were made in Brazil and 3,039,797 m3 of anhydrous alcohol, the distillery
shared 3% of the internal hydrated alcohol production. It ranked
3rd in alcohol production and the 1st between the distilleries that
produce alcohol. In Sugar Cane grinding it ranked 15th moving up
two places for the previous year. The distillery will share 15%
of the global market.
- Sugar Quotas:
For the refined sugar, the domestic market would fall under
government quota distributions and the balance would be for international
clients. The Brazilian 96/97 crop of 8,479,862 MT for the domestic
market and 5,200,000 MT to the external market making a total of
13,679,862 MT of refined sugar production. The distillery will share
3% of the global market.
- Specific Competence:
The plantation holdings allow for the acquisition of additional raw
material for expansion at a reduced cost by owning its own land. In
addition to available long term lease commitments with direct purchase
of cane and purchasing new hectares with existing term contracts.
- Major Milestones:
The plantation started in 1961 with sales of 700,000 liters of firewater
and today has land holdings of over 5,300 hectares
and is 100% cultivated. The international sales for the corporation
are well over 100,000,000 US dollars with profitable financial statements.
production crop year through Oct. 16 was just over 9.3 million metric
tons, up 7% from the 8.7 million tons produced in the same period
a year ago, the Union of Sugar Agro-Industries of Sao Paulo state
(Unica) said. The data refer to production in the Center-South (CS)
region, which accounts for 75% of the country's output. In its latest
crop update, Unica said 203.7 million tons of sugar cane were crushed
as of Oct. 16, up from 191.4 million tons in the previous crop year.
The Brazilian CS sugar cane crop is generally harvested from May