Pricing Overview

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Market Overview

Quarterly Update on Global Ethanol Market
For the Quarter Ending September 2020
The Asian Ethanol market faced marginal supply shortage as a fuel as well as an additive in beverage. With fears of resurgence of coronavirus in several parts of the region, the demand for Ethanol is expected to receive further boost as a feedstock for sanitizer and cleaning products in the coming months. Meanwhile, as traders and several downstream buyers are looking forward to pile-up feedstock to prepare for the tightened supply after the harvest season, the demand for Ethanol is anticipated to further move up. Capacity additions and expansions for Ethanol production on enhanced government support in India is likely to provide relief on the supply side in the near future.
The European Ethanol market witnessed further gains with travelling and trade activities tracing pre lockdown levels resulting in its increased demand as fuel. Manufacturers and traders remained optimistic over improved offtakes of the product as end-use industries begun stock piling ahead of the winter season to eliminate risk of supply shortage in the next quarter. However, with the fresh wave of coronavirus cases frightening the country in early September, an astonishing fear of demand uncertainty has prevailed in the near term.
North America
The demand for Ethanol in North America showcased stagnancy after a rapid spring rally in the previous quarter. In August and September, the demand as well as the production plateaued and settled below the critical levels in comparison to thick corn harvest. As per the available data, the demand is primarily a result of the falling stock in contrast to the consistent rise in production since the beginning of July. The upward trend in Ethanol demand as fuel is also in jeopardy, with U.S ending with its peak seasonal travelling months.

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Market Analysis
Company-wise installed capacity, production volume and plant operating efficiency is captured directly from manufacturers. Import and Export volume is captured from government sources and demand for Ethanol is calculated considering the production, import, export and inventory-levels on the country and regional level markets.
Pricing Analysis
Ethanol price is correlated with the price trend of its feedstock petrochemical and natural feedstock like Ethylene, sugarcane, corn etc., and with its demand from end-use industries like automotive, chemicals and alcohol and beverages.
Company Profile
Basic details and information on financial performance of leading global players in Ethanol market is presented in a visually captivating manner. Expansion plans and the company’s strategy is also captured to understand the vision and mission of the company to help understand the areas where companies need to focus more.
News & Deals
Daily updates on industry-specific and product-specific news, exclusive primary-based news capturing plant shutdowns/outages/closures, capacity expansions, operating rates, insights on demand-supply situation, awarding of technology licenses, new product launch and deals specifying mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and disinvestments, to help players capitalize on market opportunity.


ChemAnalyst gathers information through primary research surveys conducted with various Ethanol manufacturers, spread across domestic and international market, suppliers and dealers/distributors to gain insights into value-chains and demand-supply scenario to assess the market situation. Thorough study of company’s annual reports and secondary sources such as exhaustive search on credible paid databases, including our internal database is done to verify the information. All the collected information is analyzed, evaluated and presented in chronological order to depict a meaningful and clear picture of the concerned market.
Our dedicated team of industry experts comprehensively monitors and analyzes various aspects of the Global Ethanol market. The team analyzes various industrial segments, strategic viewpoints and provides an analysis of the industry’s performance in the long run. This would enable our clients in efficiently plan their future investments, mitigate risk, understand the cost dynamics and strike out a balance amidst market volatility.
Critical examination of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chains and shift in demand patterns with change in buying behavior of consumers across the globe.
Several ongoing development projects across industries are tracked, followed by the details of major projects in the development stage, which can positively or negatively influence Global Ethanol market.
Pricing is captured through exhaustive primary interviews with domestic and international manufacturers, traders and importers and customers on weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Finally, region-specific markets for Ethanol are analyzed and region-wise demand pattern is tracked.


Ethanol is a flammable and volatile organic chemical compound. It can be produced by a bio route as well as by a petrochemical route. In a petrochemical process, it is produced by hydration of Ethylene while the natural process involves the fermentation of sugar. Although, Ethanol is a major compound found in alcohol beverages but the product in its pure form is highly unfit for human consumption. Owing to its high solubility in water and ideal disinfectant properties, Ethanol can be utilized as a solvent in cleaning products, sanitizers and paints and varnishes. Ethanol is widely demanded in industries as a fuel as it efficiently supplies the required oxygen to fuel along with reducing excess emissions. It also enhances the octane number in fuel resulting in a longer life of engine. Ethanol is also widely utilized as an intoxicating ingredient in alcohol and thus constitutes vivid demand from the alcohol and beverages industry.