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Updated to Q1 2021
Ethanol supply will decrease in Q1 as inventories diminish resulting from seasonality of sugarcane harvests reducing feedstock availability for ethanol production. The new harvest is expected to being March/April 2021 and imports are typically required between harvests but depend on inventory drawdown and earlier feedstock availability in March over April. Corn-based ethanol capacity doubled from 2019 and will continue production but remains a small percentage of domestic production capacity.
Latin America ethanol demand in Q1 will likely continue marginal improvement and is expected to rise 5-10% per month. Easing of lockdowns and isolation measures will provide incrementally higher demand as consumers resume driving more. Crude oil and gasoline prices continue strengthening from May 2020 lows and support higher ethanol prices in addition to declining inventory levels.
We offer the following regional Ethanol analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Latin America Ethanol marketplace.
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There are two main types of ethanol – fermentation and synthetic. The major outlets for industrial ethanol are as a solvent and in chemical synthesis.
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.
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