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Ethanol and Biofuel Production

SIC 2869 | NAICS 325190

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Ethanol Fuel Production  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Renewable Fuels Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

Ethanol Industry Statistics
Statistics section includes current and historical information on ethanol production, capacity, demand, prices, and imports. All information is available free online.

Ethanol Industry Outlook
Annual industry outlook analyzes current market conditions and expectations for the year ahead, and includes information on ethanol production, capacity, and demand. Current and prior reports can be viewed free online.

First Research

Biofuel Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Alternative and Advanced Fuels
Comprehensive resource guide covers various types of biofuels including biodiesel and ethanol, with topics covered including feedstocks, production, distribution, infrastructure development, tax incentives, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

National Biodiesel Board
Biodiesel Fuel Fact Sheets
Fuel fact sheets cover various aspects of the biodiesel industry, with topics covered including basics overview, production, performance and usage, health and environment, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Biofuels  Search for "biofuels"
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the biofuel industry, with topics covered including market environment and trends; historical demand and forecasts by product (ethanol, biodiesel, and other biofuels); industry structure; and company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online; complete study or individual sections or pages can be purchased online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Ethanol and Biofuel Production  Search for "32519"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing  Search for "325193"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for ethanol manufacturers. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Chemical Manufacturing Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI AssessorĀ®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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