WASHINGTON, DC, US — US corn consumption for alcohol and other uses in July was up year-over-year and month-over-month, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Consumption for the month reached 502 million bushels, up 2% from June 2021 and up 5% from July 2020.

The July 2021 usage included 91.4% for alcohol and 8.6% for other purposes. Corn for fuel alcohol was up 2% from June and 6% from July 2020 to 449 million bushels.

Dry milling accounted for 91.3% of the corn consumption and wet milling for 8.7%.

Dry mill co-product production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was 1.97 million tons during July, up 2% from June and up 6% from July 2020. Distillers wet grains (DWG) with 65% or more moisture was 1.12 million tons in July, up 1% from June and up 22% from July 2020.