Brazil's Copersucar ethanol sales rose 16.3 pct in 2015/16

martes 21 de junio de 2016 07:49 GYT

BRASILIA, June 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's Copersucar, the world's largest sugar merchant, on Tuesday said its ethanol sales rose 16.3 percent and its sugar sales fell 23.6 percent in the 2015/2016 crop year ended in March.

Copersucar reported in a statement a net income of 32 million reais ($9.41 million) in the 2015/2016 crop year. It sold 5 billion liters of ethanol in the period, 4.3 billion of which in Brazil, and sold 5.5 million tonnes of sugar.

($1 = 3.3994 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)