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If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, ProcurementIQ’s Ethanol procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Ethanol, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Ethanol - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2018, the price of ethanol has been falling sharply at an estimated annualized 3.8%. Although falling prices have been beneficial for buyers, price volatility has been high, making it difficult for buyers to plan for future ethanol purchases, thereby harming buyer power.Ethanol prices tend to fluctuate in line with the price of corn because corn is the main feedstock source.

Ethanol - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for ethanol buyers is low. Although some buyers’ combustion engines may require adjustments when burning pure ethanol fuel, the vast majority of ethanol uses are approved and do not require any costly changes. The most significant hidden costs are, therefore, related to transportation and storage.Transportation costs for ethanol are either charged as a one-time shipping.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of ethanol. Also known as denatured ethyl alcohol, ethanol is commonly used as an additive in a wide range of industrial and consumer products and gasoline mixtures. Suppliers produce ethanol by fermentation, distillation and dehydration processes. Buyers include manufacturers of personal care products, cleaning products, explosives and fuels.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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