Exports of dried distillers grains to China may have declined month-to-month, but year-to-date exports to China are 30% higher than year-ago levels.
September’s DDG exports totaled 1.109 million metric tons, up 22% from the same month a year ago, said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. The data, which is released by the Foreign Ag Service, is based on U.S. Census Bureau tallies.
China was the biggest DDG customer in September, buying 484,535 metric tons, 192% more than the same month last year. In August, China bought more than 600,000 mt of U.S. DDG.
“Yes, exports are down on the month, so ...