Tag: imports

South Korean August ethanol imports more than 23% higher on month

South Korean August ethanol imports more than 23% higher on month

September 17, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that August ethanol imports rose to 27,972 metric tons, more than 23% higher than July, with Brazil supplying more than 52% of the 13,030 tons of undenatured ethanol. Pakistan supplied much of the rest of the undenatured ethanol, making it the largest origin of ethanol to South Korea this year […]

Read More

India slams door on biofuel imports as it looks to develop domestic industries

India slams door on biofuel imports as it looks to develop domestic industries

August 23, 2018 |

In India, in an effort to shore up its market for the new biofuel policy recently introduced, the government has banned the import of fuels blended with biofuels such as the 70/30 diesel/biodiesel blend that was coming into the country regularly as well as all other biofuels unless it will be used for purposes other […]

Read More

South Korean ethanol imports fall 41% from June to July

South Korean ethanol imports fall 41% from June to July

August 14, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that July ethanol imports fell more than 41% from June at 22,668 metric tons. Nearly 70% of the 10,335 tons of undenatured ethanol imported in July came from Pakistan, followed by Brazil, pushing out Australia who has been the top origin so far this year. Nearly all of the denatured […]

Read More

US ethanol industry pushing India to let in imports

US ethanol industry pushing India to let in imports

July 5, 2018 |

In India, while the country is looking for ways to ramp up its domestic production through the deregulation of feedstocks and technologies, the US is trying to wrangle the country into allowing imports for fuel ethanol until the local industry can catch up. At the recent Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, the Business Standard […]

Read More

Japanese May ethanol imports rise 12% over April but down slightly on year

Japanese May ethanol imports rise 12% over April but down slightly on year

July 3, 2018 |

In Japan, Platts reports that May ethanol imports fell nearly 2% on the year but were up 12% over April at 70,313 cu m. More than 42% of 58,384 cu m of undenatured ethanol imports came from Pakistan, while Brazilian imports accounted for more than 38%. The two origins bounce back and forth as to […]

Read More

French farmers to block oil refineries in protest of palm oil imports

French farmers to block oil refineries in protest of palm oil imports

May 31, 2018 |

In France, much in the same way Brazilian truckers brought its economy to a halt by blocking ports in protest of high oil prices, Reuters reports that French farmers have called for a protest to block oil refineries as of June 10 to show their displeasure that Total will import 75% of the feedstock required […]

Read More

South Korean March ethanol imports jump more than 52%

South Korean March ethanol imports jump more than 52%

April 12, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that ethanol imports reached 28,946 metric tons in March, more than 52% higher than March 2017 and more than 10% higher than February. With traders eyeing Brazilian B grade ethanol in hopes that growing supplies thanks to the start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crush will push down prices, in March […]

Read More

US won’t talk steel tariffs with Brazil until ethanol import tariffs is on the table

US won’t talk steel tariffs with Brazil until ethanol import tariffs is on the table

March 28, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the US won’t start talking about the recently announced import tariffs on steel until Brazil starts talking about rethinking its stance on ethanol import tariffs. Negotiations between the two countries that includes other issues such as Open Skies and supporting Brazil’s request to join the OECD are also on the […]

Read More

South Korean ethanol imports fell 32% in January

South Korean ethanol imports fell 32% in January

February 13, 2018 |

In South Korea, Customs Today reports that ethanol imports fell 32% in January to 23,018 metric tons from the month before, but even so, compared to January 2017 the volume was up 215%. Undenatured ethanol imports took a nearly 25% hit with 10,940 tons imported in January, nearly most of which came from Australia with […]

Read More

Brazilian ethanol imports fall 63% in July but still 34% higher on year

Brazilian ethanol imports fall 63% in July but still 34% higher on year

August 8, 2017 |

In Brazil, ethanol imports sank 63% in July from the month previous to 73.8 million liters but they were still 34% higher than the same period last year, nearly all of it coming from the US through northeastern ports. As mills continue to focus on sugar production over ethanol, imports are still likely needed this […]

Read More