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Updated to Q3 2020
Q3 supply is expected to be lower over previous years but sufficient to meet lower demand. Increased coronavirus cases raise the uncertainty for a return to normal. Local market participants say ethanol production may increase relative to sugar towards the year-end during the inter-harvest season when mitigation efforts are expected to have eased and transportation fuel demand returns. This will likely not be another record-setting year for ethanol production.
Q3 demand for ethanol will likely continue to be lower over last year but is expected to exceed Q2 levels, which were dramatically affected by pandemic mitigation measures. The easing of lockdowns and isolation measures will provide incremental demand as consumers return to more typical driving patterns. Crude oil and gasoline prices recovered from recent lows, also supporting higher ethanol fuel prices.
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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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