Mills in Brazil’s centre-south region produced 5,000 ton sugar during the second fortnight of January, up 25% on year, the country’s sugarcane industry association. Sugar season in Brazil, the world’s top producer and exporter, runs from April to March. Mills in the region crush cane till October. Only four sugarcane processing units are in operation in the region at present as the season is nearing its end. Mills in the region, which account for more than 90% of the country’s total sugar output, crushed 563,000 ton sugarcane during the second half of January, up 33.7% on year. During Apr 1-Feb 1, mills in the region crushed 563.30 mln tn cane, down 3.5% on year. During the same period, they produced 26.36 mln tn sugar, down 26.4% on year.