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Updated to Q2 2018
US ethanol supply was mostly steady during the second quarter, stabilising with healthy corn crops coming out of the Midwest and steady fuel ethanol plant production. US government figures showed stockpiles just over 20m bbl for the quarter, with production averaging just over 1m bbl/day. Industrial ethanol stocks fell slightly, as crop acreage dedicated to high-purity material fell slightly, according to producers.
Demand for fuel ethanol was robust as motor gasoline consumption in the US continued to hit records. Fuel ethanol represents about a 10% market share of domestic gasoline demand. Demand for industrial ethanol was robust as well, with much of the nation coming out of a heavy cold and flu season that saw heightened demand for antibacterial and cleaning agents.
We offer the following regional Ethanol analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US 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 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.
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