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U.S. imports of fuel ethanol were low until 2004 when imports began to rise sharply. By 2006 imports of fuel ethanol reached a record high of 735.8 million gallons. As domestic supply of fuel ethanol increased to meet demand, imports of fuel ethanol began to drop after 2006. By 2010, imports declined to pre-2004 levels.

Annual U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol, 2001-2010
Bar graph showing the annual U.S. imports of fuel ethanol (in million gallons) for the years 2001 through 2010. The greatest increase came in 2006 and has declined since then. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.

Supporting Information

U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol, 2001-2010
Year Million Gallons
2001 15.3
2002 15.3
2003 15.3
2004 153.3
2005 138.0
2006 735.8
2007 444.6
2008 521.2
2009 199.3
2010 15.3

Source: Energy Information Administration, Annual Imports of U.S. Fuel Ethanol.

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