The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade. Through a series of colorful charts and graphics, the report provides industry advocates, policymakers, the media, and general public with the latest information on U.S. ethanol’s important role in the global trade of renewable energy.
RFA’s new report is the go-to source for all the key facts and figures regarding U.S. ethanol trade. It provides annual and monthly data on U.S. ethanol exports, highlighting the fact that a new export record of 1.70 billion gallons was set in 2018. Top destinations for U.S. ethanol exports are also discussed in the report, along with information on the impact of trade barriers on shipments to certain markets.
The booklet also offers data on ethanol imports, showing that the U.S. continues to import very little fuel ethanol and remained a net exporter by a large margin in 2018. Maps depicting the leading ports of entry and departure for U.S. ethanol imports and exports are also offered, as are figures showing the annual economic value of U.S. ethanol exports.
The 2018 U.S. Ethanol Export and Import Statistical Summary is available here.