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last release: Sep 2017

Ethanol Update

  • Ethanol margins increased in August.
  • Ethanol spot and nearby futures prices increased in August, along with RBOB gasoline prices. Ethanol futures prices averaged 9 cents lower than gasoline.
  • Domestic maize prices decreased during the month, leaving the average maize price 17 cents per bushel lower in August. Other production costs were unchanged. Increased ethanol and DDGs receipts increased margins as feedstock prices decreased.
  • Receipts from DDGs increased 2 cents per gallon and remained at a significant discount to domestic maize prices.
  • Ethanol production increased in August, with an annual pace of 16.1 billion gallons.