How Much More DDGs Will China Take?

China's need for feed material is going beyond corn. This year the need for additional feed inputs is moving China to import DDGs (Dried Distillers Grains).

China’s demand for dried distillers’ grains and solubles, a by-product of turning corn into ethanol, may rise to more than 10 million metric tons per year in the future, an executive at Cofco Ltd. said today.

DDGs for 2010 are expected to exceed last year’s record 5.65 million tons.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects [corn] consumption to expand by 2.6 percent in China to 160 million tons in the year from Oct. 1.