July ethanol exports at 10-month low at just 74 million gallons

September 3, 2020 |

In Washington, the RFA says ethanol exports were 74.0 million gallons (mg) in July, a 6% decrease to the lowest volume in ten months. However, sales to Canada continued to brighten with 30.1 mg of ethanol crossing the border, rising 10% to a high for the year. Exports to India also climbed (up 3% to 13.0 mg) as did sales to the Netherlands (7.9 mg, +131%), South Korea (7.8 mg, +69%), and the Philippines (6.2 mg, up from zero). Other sizable customers of U.S. ethanol included Mexico (4.0 mg), Norway (1.8 mg), Peru (1.3 mg), and Vietnam (1.1 mg). The Brazilian market was conspicuously quiet for the second consecutive month. Global year-to-date exports of U.S. ethanol totaled 804.8 mg, implying an annualized total of 1.38 bg.

July U.S. undenatured fuel ethanol shipments more than doubled (+113%) to 26.4 mg, with India returning to the market (12.7 mg). However, total global sales in July remained 14.6 mg (36%) below year-ago volumes. The Philippines (6.2 mg, up from zero), Mexico (3.8 mg, -48%), and the Netherlands (2.2 mg, up from zero) also purchased significant volumes of American-made undenatured fuel ethanol.

Sales of U.S. denatured fuel ethanol relaxed in July, down 19% to 43.7 mg, although shipments to chief customer Canada rose 14% to 27.1 mg (accounting for 62% of global sales). Exports also surged to South Korea (up 78% to 7.7 mg) and the Netherlands (up 66% to 5.7 mg).

Exports of U.S. ethanol for non-fuel, non-beverage purposes declined 67% to 4.0 mg, the lowest volume for the year. Canada (2.6 mg), Sweden (0.6 mg), India (0.3 mg), and Mexico (0.2 mg) were our largest customers. The U.S. imported 11.1 mg of cane ethanol from Brazil. Year-to-date imports total 57.6 mg.

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