CHICAGO, May 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. export of corn-based ethanol to China grew 57 percent for the 2017/18 marketing year, reaching 77 million gallons, according to a Wisconsin Ag Connection report on Friday.
The report said U.S. year-to-date exports of corn-based ethanol reached approximately 982 million gallons for the 2017/18 marketing year, up 16 percent from the past year. Brazil remained the top importer of U.S. ethanol while China is the fourth largest importer.
Rapidly-growing Chinese ethanol market also encouraged U.S. producers to study Chinese ethanol market and policy. In the recent Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific held in Minneapolis, U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials, as well as Industry and government officials from 17 countries joined in a session dedicated to the development of ethanol policy and use in China.