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last release: Nov 2017

Ethanol Update

  • Ethanol margins decreased in October, with lower receipts.
  • Ethanol spot and nearby futures prices fell in October, as did RBOB gasoline prices, normalizing after refineries recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Ethanol futures prices averaged 19 cents lower than gasoline.
  • Domestic maize prices decreased during the month, leaving the average maize price USD 1.12 per tonne lower in October. Lower maize costs were offset by lower receipts for Ethanol, decreasing production margins.
  • DDGs prices increased USD 5.51 per tonne.
  • Ethanol production increased in October, with an annual pace of 15.4 billion gallons.