13 October 2009 09:11 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China's ethanol exports fell 34% month on month in August due to limited availability as a result of government-imposed land-use restrictions, according to industry sources on Tuesday.
"The government discourages the use of arable land for ethanol production for trade exports, and mandates it [land] should be used for food," a trader said.
China exported 5,089 tonnes of ethanol in August, down 59% year on year, according to Chinese customs statistics.
The figures relate to ethanol grade with 80% ethanol content.
Ethanol producers in China include Shandong Hong Da and Taixing Jin Jiang.
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