The United States exported 29,252 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and above in March, according to data released by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service May 4. Biodiesel imports for the month reached 105,175.1 metric tons.
The 29,252 metric tons of biodiesel exported in March was up from 15,689 metric tons exported the previous month, but down from 37,605.6 metric tons exported in March 2021.
The United States exported biodiesel to about nine countries in March. Canada was the top destination with 20,691.1 metric tons, followed by the Netherlands with 8,162.5 metric tons and Germany with 330.9 metric tons.
The value of U.S. biodiesel exports was $46.86 million in March, down from $17.68 million in February and $30.69 million in March 2021.
Total biodiesel exports for the first quarter of 2022 reached 71,324.6 metric tons worth $108.15 million, compared to 76,253.1 metric tons exported during the same period last year for worth $63.52 million.
The United States imported 105,175.1 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and above in March, compared to 17,992 metric tons in February and 47,641.1 metric tons in March 2021.
The United States imported biodiesel from about eight countries in March. Germany was the largest supplier of biodiesel to the United States during the month with 40,890.3 metric tons, followed by Spain with 28,543.1 metric tons and Canada with 24,633.3 metric tons.
The value of U.S. biodiesel imports reached $162.63 million in March, down from $29.92 million the previous month and $54.81 million in March 2021.
Total biodiesel imports for the first quarter of 2022 reached 183,878.9 metric tons worth $275.23 million, compared to 115,422.7 metric tons imported during the same period last year for worth $127.59 million.
Additional data is available on the USDA FAS website.