USDA: US ethanol exports reach 122.52 million gallons in August

By Erin Voegele | October 07, 2019

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released August export data on Oct. 4, reporting that the U.S. exported 122.52 million gallons of ethanol and 1.12 million tons of distillers grains during the month.

The 122.52 million gallons of ethanol exported in August was up when compared to the 113.35 million gallons of ethanol exported during the same month of 2018 and the 120.13 million gallons exported during July 2019.

The U.S. exported ethanol to more than three dozen countries in August. Canada was the top destination for U.S. ethanol at 31.08 million gallons, followed by India with 17.62 million gallons and Brazil with 17.12 billion gallons.

The value of U.S. ethanol exports reached $202.3 million in August, up from $175.44 million in August 2018 and $174.54 million in July.

Total ethanol exports for the first eight months of the year reached just over 1 billion gallons at a value of $1.62 billion, compared to 1.15 billion gallons at a value of $1.85 billion for the same period of 2018.

The U.S. exported 1.12 million tons of distillers grains in August, up from 834,515 tons in July, but down from 1.15 million tons in August 2018.

The U.S. exported distillers grains to more than 40 countries during the month. Mexico was the top destination with 179,873 tons, followed by South Korea at 112,338 tons and Vietnam at 111,624 tons.

Total distillers grains exports for the first eight months of 2019 reached 7.3 million tons at a value of $1.52 billion, compared to 7.88 million tons at a value of $1.63 billion during the same period of last year.

Additional data is available on the USDA FAS website