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Updated to Q4 2016
Brazil ethanol spot prices recovered over the course of the fourth quarter and dipped in November and December as the sugarcane harvest in the key centre-south region concluded.
Demand increased until fuel ethanol prices were no longer competitive with gasoline, as drivers normally switch to gasoline from ethanol when that happens. Hydrous ethanol is used as a standalone fuel in flexible-fuel vehicles (FFV), competing directly with gasoline, while anhydrous ethanol is blended in gasoline at a mandated 27%. But FFV drivers in Brazil usually choose gasoline over ethanol even when the two fuels cost about the same, causing demand for the biofuel to weaken. Hydrous ethanol becomes more competitive when its price is at or below 70% of the price of gasoline. At this level, drivers tend to switch from gasoline to ethanol.
The Latin American ethanol report offers an assessment of spot prices for anhydrous and hydrous ethanol basis free on board (FOB) San Paulo.
We have prices for anhydrous ethanol, which is used in flexible fuel vehicles, and hydrous ethanol which is the grade that is blended in gasoline.
Prices are also converted in US gallons, which makes it simple to compare the market in Brazil, with the market in the US.
Brazil has led the world in ethanol exports in recent years. On this basis, the Ethanol Latin America report can benefit anyone that is looking into importing the product from Brazil in the future.
The report also offers a summary of Brazilian industry news, which is useful to the English speaking market, and is of great value to our subscribers.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethanol. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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