Tuesday, December 18, 2007

DDGS Exports to Japan Reach Record Levels

US Grains Council Logo CornAccording to the U.S. Grains Council in a new report, market share of U.S. imported distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Japan reached 96 percent for the month of October 2007.

DDGS are a highly nutritious, valuable co-product from the ethanol process that is returned to use as feed for animals.

With large DDGS imports in both July and August and a slight drop in September, the month of October marks the highest imports on record in Japan with 16,607 metric tons from the United States.

Cary Sifferath, U.S. Grains Council senior director in Japan, states U.S. DDGS exports to Japan have grown to more than 85,000 metric tons in the first ten months of 2007.
“DDGS imports by Japan continue to be on pace for more than 100,000 metric tons for calendar year 2007,” he said. We now see regular shipments of DDGS from the United States to Japan in both bulk vessel and container shipments.”
As ethanol production increases in the United States, dried distillers grains will be a valuable co-product that will help the US continue to feed the world.

Source: US Grains Council (The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products.)

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