Alcosuisse Quarterly Market Report - 1st Quarter 2021

During the whole last quarter of 2020, the market for pharma grade ethanol remained on the elevated high level seen since the start of the Copvid-19 crisis. Availability remained critical although it improved slightly for hydrous grades.

We expect the market situation to remain more or less unchanged until the summer, which means that the shortage will not disappear completely and prices will remain at the current, elevated level. We therefore strongly recommend that consumers for whom ethanol is an indispensable part of the production process secure their demand at least until the summer, if not for the whole of 2021.

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