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Ethanol
C2H5OH
anhydrous ethanol (99.5 vol % minimum purity) and hydrous ethanol (about 95 vol % minimum purity).
The main application of Ethanol is as a vehicle fuel, either alone or in gasoline blends. Anhydrous Ethanol is predominantly used in blends while Hydrous Ethanol is also used alone as a fuel. When used in gasoline blends, Ethanol increases the octane number and allows for more complete combustion.Another application of Ethanol is as an industrial solvent, being widely used since it dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds. Ethanol is also used in pharmaceuticals, inks, cosmetics, antiseptics and as a chemical intermediate.
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About Ethanol. Ethanol (a.k.a. Ethyl Alcohol, Bio-Ethanol, EtOH) is one of the simplest alcohols with the molecular formula C2H5OH. Alcohol can be found naturally in many sources, as it is the by-product of anaerobic sugar fermentation. Its use has widened and, nowadays, Ethanol is employed worldwide as a versatile chemical building block due to its unique combination of properties. Since Ethanol generates an azeotropic mixture with water at about 96 vol% of Ethanol, there are two primary bulk forms of Ethanol: hydrous grade (about 95 vol% minimum content) and anhydrous grade (99.5 vol% minimum purity). The last one is obtained after a dehydration step of the first.

Although it varies by country, globally, the major portion of Ethanol production is based on the fermentation of biological products, such as starchy grains (e.g., corn, barley, potato, rice, wheat), sugar crops (e.g., sugarcane, sugar beets), fruit crops (e.g., grapes, apples, and plums), and lignocellulosic materials (e.g., wood chips, corn stover, and grasses). A small percentage of Ethanol production, mainly related to industrial applications, is based on catalytic hydration of ethylene. Such Ethanol is usually referred to as “Chemical Ethanol” or “Synthetic Ethanol.” Ethanol trade usually occurs in the spot market, in which the commodity can be purchased for immediate delivery.

Ethanol Handling. Ethanol is transported in railroad cars, drums, usually the unlined iron type, or in smaller metal or glass containers. If more diligent quality is desired, the containers can be lined with phenolic resin. Ethanol 190 proof and above must be labelled with flammable banners.

Ethanol Uses. The main application of Ethanol is as a vehicle fuel, either alone or in gasoline blends. Anhydrous Ethanol is predominantly used in blends while Hydrous Ethanol is also used alone as a fuel. When used in gasoline blends, Ethanol increases the octane number and allows for more complete combustion. Another application of Ethanol is as an industrial solvent, being widely used since it dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds. Ethanol is also used in pharmaceuticals, inks, cosmetics, antiseptics and as a chemical intermediate.

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<p><b>About Ethanol Prices.</b> Ethanol is a biofuel that is widely used in various industrial applications as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels and as an additive to gasoline worldwide. As an industrial client, having access to reliable ethanol price data is essential for making informed decisions about pricing strategies, supply chain management, and investment opportunities.</p><p>The price of ethanol varies globally and is influenced by several factors, including the cost of feedstock, production technology, government policies and subsidies, taxes, and transportation costs. The price of feedstock, such as corn and sugarcane, is a significant factor that impacts the price of ethanol. Competition with the food industry for both the feedstock and the farmland can affect the price of ethanol.</p><p>The production technology used to produce ethanol plays a crucial role in pricing. Newer and more efficient technologies can reduce the cost of production, leading to lower ethanol prices. Government policies and subsidies also change ethanol prices. As environmental concerns increase, subsidies for biofuels are on the rise. There are mandates requiring the use of more ethanol in gasoline, which increases the demand for ethanol. Taxes on transportation fuels also impact ethanol prices.</p><p>Transportation costs can significantly influence ethanol prices, particularly in regions where ethanol must be transported over long distances to reach consumers. Ethanol is primarily produced in agricultural regions, so transportation costs to other regions can be significant.</p><p>As a renewable fuel source, the demand for ethanol continues to grow, and understanding the factors that influence ethanol prices is increasingly important for industrial clients that rely on ethanol as a fuel or feedstock. Having access to reliable ethanol price data from around the world can help businesses make informed decisions about their operations.</p>
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Data Legend. The chart shows Ethanol prices in United States, in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt), as follows:

  • Ethanol (Anhyd), dom, US (United States): Ethanol (anhydrous), domestic spot price, fca, Chicago
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), dom, BR (Brazil): Ethanol (anhydrous), domestic spot price, exw, Brazil
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, CO (Colombia): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Colombia
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, CA (Canada): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Canada
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, CL (Chile): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Chile
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, MX (Mexico): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Mexico
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, DE (Germany): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Germany
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, BE (Belgium): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, ARA
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, NL (Netherlands): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Rotterdam
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, GB (United Kingdom): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, United Kingdom
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, FI (Finland): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Finland
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, FR (France): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, France
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, NO (Norway): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Norway
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, SE (Sweden): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Sweden
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, CZ (Czech Republic): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Czech Republic
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, HU (Hungary): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Hungary
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, IT (Italy): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cfr, Italy
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, PL (Poland): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Poland
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, ES (Spain): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Spain
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, SG (Singapore): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Singapore
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, ID (Indonesia): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Indonesia
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, TH (Thailand): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Thailand
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, IN (India): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, India
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, PH (Philippines): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Philippines
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, AU (Australia): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Australia
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), dom, CN (China): Ethanol (anhydrous), domestic spot price, exw, China
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, JP (Japan): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Japan
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, RU (Russia): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, Russia
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, KR (South Korea): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, South Korea
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, TW (Taiwan): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Taiwan
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, SA (Saudi Arabia): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Saudi Arabia
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), exp, ZA (South Africa): Ethanol (anhydrous), export spot price, fob, South Africa
  • Ethanol (Anhyd), imp, TR (Turkey): Ethanol (anhydrous), import spot price, cif, Turkey

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Ethanol Price Outlook. The Ethanol price in United States increased during April 2019 to 436 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight rise of 0.7% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, Ethanol prices in United States decreased significantly by 9%. Meanwhile, in Brazil, the average price of Ethanol amounted to 644 USD per metric ton in April 2019, from 672 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the Ethanol price in Brazil is 3% lower than the price one month before.

The price of Ethanol in Colombia declined considerably throughout April 2019, reaching 431 USD per metric ton. The price in Colombia is 25% lower than the average price in the previous month and 21% lower than the average price one year before. In contrast, Ethanol prices in Canada decreased modestly during April 2019, reaching 507 USD per metric ton, which means a decline of 4% from the previous month’s price and a decline of 10% from the previous year’s price. 

In the month examined, the Ethanol prices in Chile experienced a significant rise of 115 USD per metric ton from the previous month's price, to 736 USD per metric ton. Such price movement in Chile meant a rise of 19% on a monthly basis and a rise of 9% on a yearly basis. On the other hand, in April 2019, the Ethanol price in Mexico witnessed a rise of 19 USD per metric ton when compared against the previous month's price, to 703 USD per metric ton. The April 2019 price in Mexico is 18% lower than the price one year before. 

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About Ethanol. Ethanol (a.k.a. Ethyl Alcohol, Bio-Ethanol, EtOH) is one of the simplest alcohols with the molecular formula C2H5OH. Alcohol can be found naturally in many sources, as it is the by-product of anaerobic sugar fermentation. Its use has widened and, nowadays, Ethanol is employed worldwide as a versatile chemical building block due to its unique combination of properties. Since Ethanol generates an azeotropic mixture with water at about 96 vol% of Ethanol, there are two primary bulk forms of Ethanol: hydrous grade (about 95 vol% minimum content) and anhydrous grade (99.5 vol% minimum purity). The last one is obtained after a dehydration step of the first.

Although it varies by country, globally, the major portion of Ethanol production is based on the fermentation of biological products, such as starchy grains (e.g., corn, barley, potato, rice, wheat), sugar crops (e.g., sugarcane, sugar beets), fruit crops (e.g., grapes, apples, and plums), and lignocellulosic materials (e.g., wood chips, corn stover, and grasses). A small percentage of Ethanol production, mainly related to industrial applications, is based on catalytic hydration of ethylene. Such Ethanol is usually referred to as “Chemical Ethanol” or “Synthetic Ethanol.” Ethanol trade usually occurs in the spot market, in which the commodity can be purchased for immediate delivery.

Ethanol Handling. Ethanol is transported in railroad cars, drums, usually the unlined iron type, or in smaller metal or glass containers. If more diligent quality is desired, the containers can be lined with phenolic resin. Ethanol 190 proof and above must be labelled with flammable banners.

Ethanol Uses. The main application of Ethanol is as a vehicle fuel, either alone or in gasoline blends. Anhydrous Ethanol is predominantly used in blends while Hydrous Ethanol is also used alone as a fuel. When used in gasoline blends, Ethanol increases the octane number and allows for more complete combustion. Another application of Ethanol is as an industrial solvent, being widely used since it dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds. Ethanol is also used in pharmaceuticals, inks, cosmetics, antiseptics and as a chemical intermediate.

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