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Brazil Cane Output to Rise at Least 10%, Group Says

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March 03, 2010, 2:40 AM EST

By Wendy Pugh

March 3 (Bloomberg) — Sugar cane production in the Center South region of Brazil, the largest exporter, will rise at least 10 percent next harvest and larger gains are forecast for raw sugar and ethanol, an industry group executive said.

“We should expect at least a 10 percent increase in sugar cane production but a higher growth rate for both sugar and ethanol due to the increase in productivity,” Unica Executive Director Eduardo Leao de Sousa said in an interview today.

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