Tag: US ethanol

US ethanol exports to China finding creative trade routes despite trade war

US ethanol exports to China finding creative trade routes despite trade war

November 14, 2018 |

In China, in response to the ongoing trade war with the US which has dampened imports of ethanol among other products such as soy, Platts reports that ethanol was imported from Malaysia and Indonesia, neither of which have ethanol industries of any meaningful scale. Data from the General Administration of Customs shows, in its first […]

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US ethanol exports hit record in 2016/17 at 1.4 billion gallons

US ethanol exports hit record in 2016/17 at 1.4 billion gallons

October 1, 2018 |

In Washington, partnering with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service—and with support from the Market Access Program funds and state check-off contributions—the U.S. Grains Council has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons. Calendar […]

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Additional import tariffs on US ethanol won’t impact trade with China

Additional import tariffs on US ethanol won’t impact trade with China

September 20, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that despite the higher tariffs on US undenatured ethanol imposed to counterbalance the latest round of tariffs in US President Trump’s trade war, the market doesn’t expect there to be much impact because the previous 65% tariffs had already closed any possible import window. The latest tariff increase announced this week […]

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China to increase duty for undenatured US ethanol to 65%

China to increase duty for undenatured US ethanol to 65%

August 6, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that the government announced on September 1 undenatured ethanol from the US will be subject to an additional 25% import duty on top of the existing 40% duty in retaliation to additional duties of between 15% and 25% imposed by the US on around $200 billion worth of Chinese products. In […]

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Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Colombia represents a burgeoning market for U.S. ethanol, with the Colombian government increasing the national blend mandate to E10 in March 2018. Colombia has a growing domestic ethanol industry, producing sugar-based ethanol. U.S. ethanol enters Colombia duty free per the terms of the U.S.–Colombia trade agreement, but the […]

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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 […]

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US ethanol not likely to enter Japan until 2019/20

US ethanol not likely to enter Japan until 2019/20

April 19, 2018 |

In Japan, Platts reports that the new policy shift allowing US ethanol into the market for blending into MTBE won’t have an immediate impact because new-season ethanol from Brazil had already been booked before the policy was approved. As a result, US ethanol won’t likely be imported into Japan until 2019/20 but when the market […]

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US ethanol remains 35% cheaper than Brazilian, prompting exports

US ethanol remains 35% cheaper than Brazilian, prompting exports

March 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, currently, ethanol is $1.50 per gallon at the Gulf Coast Ports in the United States, while ethanol in Brazil is $2.32 per gallon. Due to price competitiveness and strong demand, Brazil, the second largest global ethanol producer, is also the largest overseas buyer of U.S. ethanol. One contributing factor is the internal distribution […]

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US ethanol exports collapse in February as China remains conspicuously absent

US ethanol exports collapse in February as China remains conspicuously absent

March 12, 2018 |

In Texas, Platts reports USDA data showing ethanol exports fell by nearly half in February from the month before to 334.4 million liters, also 24% lower than in February 2017, on the back of China’s near absence as an import destination despite strong buying expected throughout Q1. The market had expected exports to remain steady […]

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US ethanol production passes 16 billion gallon annualized rate

US ethanol production passes 16 billion gallon annualized rate

March 8, 2018 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.057 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 44.39 million gallons daily. That is up 12,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production was unchanged at 1.046 million b/d for an annualized rate of 16.04 billion […]

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