The Andersons sees industry consolidation continuing through era of decade-low crush margins

April 25, 2019 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports that the Andersons expects consolidation through the ethanol sector to continue in the face of the lowest crush margins seen in a decade. Analysts say crush margins are currently just above breakeven at around 15 cents per gallon at the moment compared to 25 cents at the same point last year. The Andersons said that of the many ethanol plants that are currently on the market that it’s easy to see why the economics aren’t working out in this strained market where lack of export demand from the trade war with China has weighed heavily on prices.

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