USDA: March ethanol, DDGS exports up from prior month

By Erin Voegele | May 10, 2019

The USDA Foreign Agriculture Service released updated export data on May 9 reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 140 million gallons of ethanol in March, along with 956,828 tons of distillers grains.

The 140 million gallons of ethanol exported in March was up from 113.82 million gallons exported in February, but down when compared to the 215.06 million gallons exported during March 2018.

U.S. ethanol was exported to approximately three dozen countries in March. Brazil was the largest importer of U.S. ethanol in March, with 65.66 million gallons, followed by Canada with 22.66 million gallons and India with 10.34 million gallons.

The 956,828 tons of distillers grains exported in March was up when compared to the 686,005 tons exported in February, and up when compared to the 905,558 tons exported in March 2018.

The U.S. exported distillers grains to approximately 38 countries in March. Turkey was the top importer of U.S. distillers grains for the month, with 162,660 tons, followed by Mexico with 128,712 tons and South Korea with 128,333 tons.

Additional data is available on the USDA FAS website