Here is the weekly ethanol supply-and-demand data for the week ended 3/15/2019, provided by the Renewable Fuels Association.
According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production edged 1,000 b/d lower to an average of 1.004 million barrels per day (b/d), or 42.17 million gallons daily. Conversely, the four-week average ethanol production rate grew 0.2% to 1.015 million b/d—equivalent to an annualized rate of 15.56 billion gallons.
Stocks of ethanol increased 2.9% to a new record high of 24.4 million barrels, surpassing the high set 53 weeks prior.
There were no imports for the eighteenth week in a row. (Weekly export data for ethanol is not reported simultaneously; the latest export data is as of December 2018.)
Average weekly gasoline supplied to the market popped 2.9% higher to 9.409 million b/d (395.2 million gallons per day, or 144.24 billion gallons annualized). Refiner/blender net inputs of ethanol declined 1.3% to 909,000 b/d—equivalent to 13.93 billion gallons annualized. The ethanol content in gasoline supplied to the market averaged 9.66% compared to 9.82% a year ago.
Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production decreased to 10.67%.