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Biofuels explained

Preliminary data for the United States for 2021

Fuel ethanol data

Year Million gallons Thousand barrels Thousand barrels per day
U.S. production 2021 15,015 357,502 979
U.S. imports 2021 61 1,447 4
U.S. exports 2021 1,252 29,803 82
U.S. consumption 2021 13,937 331,823 909
World production 2019 28.91 688.39 1.89
World consumption 2019 28.61 681.09 1.87

Biodiesel data

Year Million gallons Thousand barrels Thousand barrels per day
U.S. production 2021 1,639 39,019 107
U.S. imports 2021 203 4,832 13
U.S. exports 2021 182 4,342 12
U.S. consumption 2021 1,647 39,208 107
World production 2019 12.34 293.83 0.81
World consumption 2019 10.73 255.50 0.70

Renewable diesel data

Year Million gallons Thousand barrels Thousand barrels per day
U.S. production 2021 815 19,407 53
U.S. imports 2021 392 9,340 26
U.S. exports 2021 Not available Not available Not available
U.S. consumption 2021 1,163 27,681 76

Other biofuels data

Year Million gallons Thousand barrels Thousand barrels per day
U.S. production 2021 80 1,916 5
U.S. imports 2021 1 27 < 1
U.S. exports 2021 Not available Not available Not available
U.S. consumption 2021 79 1,887 5

Source: U.S. data: Monthly Energy Review, April 2022, Tables 10.3, 10.4a, 10.4b, 10.4c,
and Petroleum Supply Monthly, April 2022
World data: International Energy Statistics, as of May 9, 2022

Last updated: May 10, 2022, with most recent data available at the time of update.