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Updated to Q3 2021
Supply is expected to continue lengthening as most producers have resumed operations for the 2021/22 season, but inventories are recovering slowly due to a greater focus on sugar output. By mid-May 244 plants resumed operations compared to 248 plants last year. Another nine ethanol plants were scheduled to come online by mid-June. Supply from corn-based producers remains a small percentage of total ethanol production.
Domestic demand in Q3 will likely continue to improve marginally but may face headwinds if lockdowns are renewed due to pandemic spread, limiting overall fuel demand. Demand is stronger from other regions and exports to the US may increase resulting from reduced production amid high corn prices. High gasoline prices improve ethanol’s competitiveness as a substitute fuel, while also providing upward pressure for ethanol prices.
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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