Japan: Industrial Ethanol Market

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0072

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry strictly monitors the production, importation and sales of ethanol exceeding 90 percent of alcohol content by volume. The consumption of industrial ethanol (non-fuel, non-beverage) was 484 million liters in Japanese fiscal year 2019, the latest available data. This report details trade flows of industrial ethanol to Japan. The United States has a limited market share in Japan’s industrial ethanol market.

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