Argentina exports 81,402 tonnes biodiesel in Sep 2010
(ADPnews) - Oct 6, 2010 - Argentina's biodiesel exports fell to 81,402 tonnes in September 2010 from 140,122 tonnes in the same month last year, according to customs data.
The export price averaged USD 874 (EUR 634.62) per tonne, up by 1.8% from August 2010.
Last month 48.5% of the biodiesel exports were sent to Spain, while 37.1% went to the Netherlands. The remainder was shipped to Italy, 8%, and to Peru, 6.4%.
Argentina's biodiesel exports surpassed 1.1 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2010, according to customs office figures. By comparison, exports stood at 974,687 tonnes in January-September 2009 and at 867,949 tonnes in the same period in 2008.
The government has recently taken steps to increase to 7% from 5% the content of biodiesel in the local obligatory diesel fuel blend.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.726)