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Exports in May fell 28% from April to 584.47 million litres

Sao Paulo, 07/09 – The United States exported 154.4 million gallons (584.47 million liters) of ethanol in May, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) reported. RFA said the volume was the largest ever recorded for the month but represented a 28% decline compared to April. Canada was again the top destination for North American ethanol for the 38th consecutive month, with 59.7 million gallons (225.99 million liters), down 4.2% from April. The Philippines imported its highest monthly volume since October 2018, up 82% to 16 million gallons (60.57 million liters), RFA said. Exports to the European Union also rose 3% to 14.2 million gallons (53.74 million liters), with 13 million gallons (49.21 million liters) going to South Korea, up 8% and a 15-month high, along with Singapore, which rose 452% to 9.1 million gallons (34.47 million liters). RFA reported that the remaining U.S. ethanol exports went to the United Kingdom, Colombia, Brazil (for the second straight month), Mexico, Vietnam, Peru and Jamaica. Year to date, North American ethanol exports totaled 816.9 million gallons (3.091 billion liters), up 43% from the same period last year, with the U.S. importing no relevant volume of ethanol. In 2024, North American imports are expected to reach 1.4 million gallons (5.29 million liters).

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