USDA: Ethanol, distillers grains exports down in February

By Erin Voegele | April 18, 2019

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data on April 17, reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 113.82 million gallons of ethanol in February, down from both the previous month and February 2018.

According to the data, U.S. ethanol was exported to more than 40 countries in February. Brazil was the top destination for U.S ethanol exports, with 36.2 million gallons. Canada, India, Oman, and South Korea rounded out the top five export destinations for U.S. ethanol, with exports reaching 16.99 million gallons, 14.96 million gallons, 9.24 million gallons, and 8.38 million gallons, respectively.

February exports were down slightly from the 127.91 million gallons of exports reported for January, and down significantly when compared to the 218.65 million gallons of ethanol reported for February 2018.

Exports of distillers grains were also down.

According to USDA FAS data, the U.S. exported 686,005 tons of distillers grains in February, down from 806,615 tons in January, and down from 835,707 tons in February 2018.

Mexico was the top destination for U.S. distillers grains exports in February, with 162,032 tons, followed by South Korea with 87,077 tons, Indonesia with 75,134 tons, Vietnam with 73,377 tons, and Canada with 42,755 tons.

Additional data is available on the USDA FAS website