U.S. Ethanol Exports Explode in October

  • Monday, 07 December 2020 09:28

Energy Ag Wired

Dec 7, 2020

According to the latest analysis  from the Renewable Fuels Association,  U.S. ethanol exports in October rocketed 64% higher to 126.5 million gallons (mg), the largest volume since March.

Shipments crossing the border to Canada rebounded by 11% (35.6 mg), equivalent to 28% of total U.S. ethanol exports. The Netherlands purchased record gallons (24.2 mg) while sales to South Korea jumped to the largest monthly volume this year (15.0 mg). Other larger markets included India (11.6 mg), Colombia (11.1 mg), Norway (6.6 mg, a record high), Finland (3.8 mg), Nigeria (3.8 mg), Peru (3.5 mg), and Mexico (3.4 mg). Exports to Brazil were minimal for the fifth straight month. Global year-to-date exports of U.S. ethanol totaled 1.109 billion gallons, or 9% less than this time a year ago.

On the other hand, RFA reports that exports of dried distillers grains (DDGS) declined 18% in October to 951,500 metric tons (mt). While exports to the largest destinations moved higher, shipments to Japan scaled back after hitting a record high in September, accounting for half of the total month-on-month decline.

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