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Ethanol Traders Facing Losses as Brazil Import Bet Goes Awry

Submitted by on April 11, 2017 – 5:38 pmNo Comment

by Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  Buying of cheaper U.S. fuel made from corn surged in February; Price of local supply made from sugar plunged 20% by March 31  —  A few months ago, some ethanol traders in Brazil thought they had a slam-dunk idea — import cheap supplies from the U.S. at a time when domestic prices were surging and stockpiles were shrinking. It didn’t work.

Instead of pocketing easy profits, they ended up flooding the local market. In a surprising twist for a country that is a net exporter — it produces more ethanol than anyone except the U.S. — Brazil’s imports surged eightfold in the four months through February, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the latest government data. Prices plunged more than 20 percent. READ MORE

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