Mon May 5, 2014 12:41 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil to the United States fell 40% in 2013 to 242 million gallons, according to a report issued Monday, May 5, by the Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, the U.S. became a net exporter of ethanol last year.

Historically, Brazil is the largest source of ethanol imports into the U.S., with the sugarcane-derived supply used to satisfy low-carbon fuel requirements in California.

The U.S. exports corn-based ethanol to Brazil, although export volumes to the South American country declined last year. They were, however, more than offset by higher export volumes to Canada ...

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