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Updated to Q1 2017
US fuel ethanol prices experienced mixed movement throughout the first quarter, before trending lower towards the end of the period amid lengthening supplies and lower feedstock prices.
The first quarter is traditionally a period of lower demand for fuel ethanol, reflecting the decline in seasonal demand for gasoline during the winter months.
According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) inventories rose throughout the period, bolstered by strong production levels, which largely remained above 1m bbl/day.
As a result, sources said that the market had become oversupplied, resulting in downward pressure on prices towards the end of the quarter.
Feedstock corn prices also moved lower throughout the period, amid some market expectations that 2017 could be another record year for the US corn harvest. The market is contending with a carryover of product from last year’s substantial harvest.
Despite these factors, exports of US ethanol continued to gain strength during the quarter, with feedback indicating that Brazil continued to be a leading destination for product.
Meanwhile, industrial ethanol contracts settled lower in the first quarter, which sources attributed to a lack of production issues, which has allowed 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.
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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.
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