Ethanol – The Fastest Growing US Agricultural Export

A recent analysis conducted by the U.S. Grains Council shows that non-beverage ethanol is the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export by a significant margin.  Within the last decade, the U.S. went from being the world’s largest ethanol importer to the world’s largest exporter. The volume of ethanol exported has increased by 18 percent annually over the past 5 years. In 2018, 6.5 billion liters of ethanol (1.72 billion gallons  = 609 million bushels of corn equivalent) were exported valued at $2.7 billion, according to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Ethanol primarily used for fuel blending is increasingly used for industrial applications. Ethanolproducer