For the month of January, corn used for fuel alcohol totaled just over 469.46 million bushels, down just 2 percent from December but up almost 6 percent from January 2019.

At this rate, corn use for ethanol production is on track to meet the 2019/20 USDA forecast of 5.425 billion bushels despite a slow start to the marketing year.

Corn consumed for beverage alcohol totaled nearly 2.70 million bushels, down almost 17 percent from December and down about 6 percent YOY.

Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) production was over 1.95 million tons, up roughly 2 percent from the month prior and up nearly 7 percent YOY.

Production of distillers wet grains (DWG) with 65 percent or more moisture was just under 1.39 million tons, about the same month over month and up just 2 percent YOY.

Corn used for ethanol production, by season

Source: USDA
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