Ethanol Blog
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter

Wednesday 03/12/14

China's Demand for DDG Predicted to Grow

China's quest for self-sufficiency may result in less demand for U.S. corn; however, its demand for U.S.-produced dried distillers grains will continue to increase, according to Richard Brock, president of Brock Associates, an agricultural marketing firm.

In an article for AgriNews (…), Brock noted that China's purchased of the large pork producer Smithfield in 2013 will mean more demand for DDG.

Pork producers pay for protein by the pound, so DDG's high protein content still makes it a valuable feed ingredient and a good value, despite the high prices in recent years.

China is the largest market for U.S. DDG. While imports dropped dramatically for a short time after the country rejected shipments containing the MIR 162 GMO trait developed by Syngenta Ag in December, imports quickly rebounded. In fact, China's imports of U.S. DDG in January 2014 reached near record levels, totally 575,462 metric tons. This was just below the record set in September 2013 of 605,153 tons.

Also, constraints in China's grain production are believed to support the country's long-term demand and growth for grain and DDG imports.

Cheryl Anderson can be reached at


Posted at 11:43AM CDT 03/12/14 by Cheryl Anderson
Post a Blog Comment:
Your Comment:
DTN reserves the right to delete comments posted to any of our blogs and forums, for reasons including profanity, libel, irrelevant personal attacks and advertisements.
Blog Home Pages
April  2015
         1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30      
Subscribe to Ethanol Blog RSS
Recent Blog Posts
  • An Economic Case for Ethanol
  • Spot Ethanol Gains at Argo, Steady in New York Harbor
  • Grains Council Works to Open Cuban Markets
  • Ethanol Production Sliding Lower
  • Spot Ethanol Advances After Bullish Weekly Supply Report
  • D6 RINs Extend Higher; Spot Ethanol Prices Flat
  • D6 RINs Edge Higher While Spot Ethanol Prices Ease
  • Corn Prices Remain Range Bound
  • DDGS Rise to Highest Level in Five Months
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Weaken Amid Sluggish Demand
  • Gasoline Stocks Change Direction
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Mostly Flat in Lackluster Trade
  • Spring Buying in the Air
  • DDG Prices Rise Slightly in Slow Week of Trade
  • Ethanol Drawing From Strong Gasoline Demand
  • Grains Council Targets Caribbean Markets
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Mixed in Thin Trade
  • April 1st Buying Frenzy on Supply Reductions
  • Bullish EIA Supply Report Spurs Rally for Ethanol Prices
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Moved Mixed After USDA Report