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Record highs for American DDGS exports

US exports of distillers grains have reached record highs. According to USDA statistics, the United States exported 2.3 million tons of distillers grains in 2007, almost quadruple the amount exported in 2003.

The weakened U.S. dollar; high wheat and corn prices; the high fat content, protein value and fiber of distillers grains; high levels of customer service provided by U.S. exporters; and competitive container freight rates to Asian destinations have all been factors in the increased demand for U.S. distillers grains.

The U.S. Grains Council has been working since 2003 to increase exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to countries that were previously unfamiliar with the ethanol coproduct. Earlier this year, the council received its first order of DDGS from Tunisian importer Poulina SA. The USGC also recently sent a trial shipment of DDGS to Algeria.

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U.S. Grains Council  

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