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Bio-Ethanol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Bioethanol in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

For the First Half of 2022


The price trends of Bioethanol remained inflated in the Asian market throughout the first quarter due to the soaring costs of feedstock corn, sugarcane, and wheat. The Russian-Ukrainian war had a profound impact on food prices, making the world more vulnerable to food insecurity. The prices of feedstock corn averaged 365.23 USD/MT towards the end of the first quarter. The high feedstock prices, along with the robust demand from downstream pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and biofuel industries, stretched the prices of Bioethanol further, averaging 1175 USD/MT.

During the start of the second quarter, the prices declined momentarily owing to the zero-tolerance covid restrictions placed by the Chinese government. The market sentiment weakened with the reduced production activities and increased freight charges. However, despite the relaxed prices of feedstocks, bioethanol prices remained anchored in the Chinese domestic market, averaging 1140 USD/MT Ex-Shanghai, China.


Bioethanol prices exhibited an upward trajectory throughout the year's first half. The prices of corn reached an all-time high owing to the Russian invasion and the adverse weather conditions. The economic pressure and supply shortages amid the increasing demand from end-user industries triggered the prices of Bioethanol to inflate. The lack of valuable imports from the USA and Brazil ( bad corn harvest due to droughts and La Nina ) tightened the already constricted supply chain. The prices of Bio-Ethanol went from 1055 USD/MT (first quarter) to 1075 USD/MT FOB Hamburg towards the end of the second quarter.

North America

The US domestic market exhibited the same price trends as the global outlook. The high feedstock corn prices due to drought and surging transportation charges amid labour shortages caused the prices of Bioethanol to soar throughout the first half of the said year. The corn prices averaged 248.82 USD/MT causing the bioethanol prices to reach 775-870 USD/MT FOB Texas during the first quarter. Though the corn prices relaxed slightly in the second quarter averaging 215.35 USD/MT, Bio-Ethanol prices remained anchored due to the booming market sentiment.

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Bio-Ethanol is an alcohol created through microbial fermentation, primarily from carbohydrates found in plants that contain sugar or starch, such as corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. The most common application of ethanol is in the manufacturing of fuel. The addition of bioethanol to regular gasoline reduces greenhouse gas emissions during burning.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Bio-Ethanol
CAS Number 64-17-5
Industrial Uses Fuel production, Cosmetics industry, In manufacture of antifreeze agents, Paint industry
Chemical Formula C2H5OH
Synonyms Bioethanol solution, Denatured bioethanol
Molecular Weight 46.07 g/mol
Supplier Database Cropenergies AG, Cristal Union, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Petrobras, Tereos, Alcogroup, DowDuPont
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Ethanol from Sugar via Fermentation Process; by Pre-Treatment of Corn Stover; from Corn Stover via Fractionation; from Sugarcane via Fermentation; via Thermochemical Process

In the process of sugar fermentation, sugar is converted into bio-ethanol by a genetically modified microorganism.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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