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Updated to Q4 2016
US fuel ethanol prices saw mixed movements during the fourth quarter of 2016, reflecting seasonal demand and feedstock prices.
Following the conclusion of the summer driving season, demand for gasoline began to decline in Q4, contributing to a fall in prices. Producers also made the switch to winter grade blends, which are cheaper to produce, placing downward pressure on prices.
Ethanol production levels remained strong during Q4, reaching levels above 1m bbl/day on multiple occasions. However, inventories trended lower during the quarter, to levels below those seen during the same period in 2015, according to data by the EIA.
Sources said that these factors suggested an abundance of supply during the quarter, as well as weakening demand.
Additionally, feedstock corn prices were pressured lower during the quarter, due to record yields from the 2016 corn harvest. However, corn prices were also responsive to weather forecasts during the period, and moved accordingly.
Meanwhile, industrial ethanol contracts were assessed lower during the fourth quarter, reflecting weaker demand and lengthening supplies.
Market participants noted that the decline in industrial ethanol prices could be attributed to a lack of extended production issues over the past quarter, allowing for a build in supplies.
The US Ethanol report offers an assessment of fuel spot prices and contract prices for the industrial ethanol market.
It provides weekly prices for gasoline, natural gases and corn as they can all affect the price of ethanol.
Weekly production and inventory data are also included.
The US ethanol report can be a great tool for companies using ethanol in the chemical application market.
ICIS is one of the few, if not the only company, providing a monthly assessment of industrial ethanol contracts in the US.
We assess spot prices of fuel ethanol with four different US regions, and that can benefit brokers and traders as it provides a concise overview of the US market from coast to coast.
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.
Our time series of pricing data enable you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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