Ethanol producers by country

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Annual World Ethanol Production
(Millions of gallons, all ethanol grades)
Rank Country 2004 2005 2006 Main Feedstock
1 United States 3,535 4,264 4,855 Corn4
2 Brazil 3,989 4,227 4,491 Sugarcane1
3 China 964 1,004 1,017 Corn
4 India 462 449 502 Molasses (Sugarcane)1
5 France 219 240 251 Sugar beets
6 Germany 71 114 202 Rye
7 Russia 198 198 171 Wheat
8 Canada 61 61 153 Corn/Wheat
9 Spain 79 93 122 Wheat
10 South Africa 110 103 102  ???
11 Thailand 74 79 93  ???
12 United Kingdom 106 92 74  ???
13 Ukraine 66 65 71  ???
14 Poland 53 53 66  ???
15 Saudi Arabia 79 32 52  ???
16 Indonesia 44 45 45  ???
17 Argentina 42 44 45  ???
18 Italy 40 40 43  ???
19 Australia 33 33 39  ???
20 Japan 31 30 30  ???
21 Sweden 26 29 30 Wheat
22 Pakistan 26 24 24  ???
23 The Philippines 22 22 22  ???
24 Guatemala 17 17 21 Molasses3
25 South Korea 22 17 16  ???
26 Mexico 9 12 13  ???
27 Cuba 16 12 12  ???
28 Ecuador 12 14 12  ???
29 Nicaragua 8 7 8  ???
30 Zimbabwe 6 5 7  ???
31 Kenya 3 4 5  ???
32 Swaziland 3 3 5  ???
33 Mauritius 6 3 2  ???
34+ Others 338 710 270  ???
Total 10,770 12,150 13,489  ???
Source: F.O. Licht from Renewable Fuels Associaion

Footnotes: 1UNCTAD Assessment of the Biofuels Industry in India 2*Biofuels for Transportation (2006, Worldwatch Institute) 3The Emerging Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development Implications prepared by Simonetta Zarrilli; UNCTAD, 2006, p. 20-21. 4USDA estimate

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