South America: ethanol share in gasoline 2020, by country

As of 2020, the mandated ethanol blend for gasoline in Brazil amounted to 27 percent. This rate was established in the country in 2015. Paraguay followed, with a rate of 25 percent.
Argentina, Colombia and Peru have significantly smaller mandated blend rates, at 12, 10 and 7.8 percent respectively.

Ethanol blend mandates for gasoline in selected countries in South America as of 2020

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Release date

April 2020


Central and South America

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Supplementary notes

This statistic was compiled by Statista using different sources:
Figure for Brazil (as of April 2020) was retrived from
Figure for Paraguay (as of June 2019) retrieved from Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles.
Figure for Colombia (as of March 2019) was retrieved from Fedebiocombustibles.
Figure for Argentina (as of January 2020) was retrieved from Revista Nuevas Energias.
Figure for Peru (as of March 2018) was retrieved from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Biofuels Annual report. No changes in the blend mandate have been reported.

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