Ethanol use continues upward climb

For the week ending May 22, ethanol production continued its upward trend to 724,000 barrels per day (bpd), a four-week high but down roughly 32 percent from this time last year. Weekly production rose each week in May. Ethanol use by blenders and refiners averaged [...]

Brazilian sugar production, exports recovering in new season

From April through mid-May, Brazil’s center south campaign saw reported crush of 103.0 MMT of cane, up an impressive 22 percent YOY and up nearly 16 percent from the five-year average. Sugar production reached 5.49 MMT, up 84 percent YOY and up 44 percent [...]

Brazil center-south sugarcane campaign nears end

Brazil’s 2019/20 center-south sugarcane crush campaign will end this month and the 2020/21 campaign will begin in April. For the current campaign, total crush bested last year’s pace at 582.9 MMT of cane through mid-March, up 3 percent YOY, per UNICA. With the sugar [...]

Corn market feels pressure from uncertain demand

Harvest of the U.S. corn crop has begun. Production remains a little uncertain, with just 29 percent of this year’s crop at maturity as of Sep. 22, about two weeks behind the average pace of development. So far, it appears the weather will be [...]

U.S. ethanol production at four-year low

U.S. ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day during the week ending Aug. 16, down 2.1 percent for the week and down around 4.7 percent YOY. Since mid-July, this year’s weekly ethanol production has lagged last year’s volume by around 4 percent. Weekly [...]

Ethanol production, use, and ending stocks all dip slightly last week

Ethanol production dipped slightly to 1.08 million barrels per day during the week ending June 14, down about 1 percent from the week before and up just over 1 percent YOY. Weekly use by blenders and refiners also fell slightly from the previous week [...]

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