Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:48 PM CDT

NEW YORK (DTN) -- Brazil's Union of Sugarcane Industry Association released a report Tuesday saying processing of sugarcane slowed during the year-ended March 31, with 571.3 tons crushed into ethanol and sugar, down 4.3% from the previous year. The new crop season for 2015-16 began April 1.

The report by the ethanol group, known commonly by its Portuguese acronym UNICA, showed ethanol sales at 2.3 billion liters during the month of March, up 21.8% versus March 2014. The increase was attributed to higher demand for hydrous ethanol, which is blended with gasoline and is used in flex fuel vehicles.

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