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Ethanol Exports Can’t Draw Down Stocks

Ethanol exports are on track to set a record in 2018 and will likely top 1.6 billion gallons, approximately 10 percent of all production. However, robust sales have not been able to hold off the building of stocks due to the pace of production. Those stocks reached 23,514 barrels for the week ending 9 November, a total that was 109.4 percent of the same week last year. For the year to date, weekly ending stocks have averaged 103 percent of the same period in 2017. As for production, the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates a daily average of 1.067 million barrels for the week ending 9 November, a pace that would equate to 16.35 billion gallons. That puts production at 101.2 percent of last year over t...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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