WASHINGTON — U.S. imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil
fell by 40 percent last year, to 242 million gallons, Today in Energy reported.
Because Brazil is the largest source of ethanol imports into
the U.S., this drop led the U.S. to be a net exporter of the product for the
Export volumes of corn-based ethanol to Brazil declined, but
were more than offset by higher export volumes to Canada and a number of other
Although the net level has varied from month to month, since
2011 the U.S. has both imported ethanol from and exported ethanol to Brazil.