According to new data from the U.S. government, U.S. ethanol exports totaled 621.5 million liters in 2013 , the third highest annual volume, recorded. Canada was the largest export market , with 322 million liters , or the equivalent of 52 % of the total. Second comes the Philippines with 51.5 million liters , while Brazil was third with 43.9 million liters . The United Arab Emirates , imported 39.5 million liters of U.S. ethanol , and Mexico 23.6 million liters . Of total shipments exported , 67 % were denatured ethanol for fuel, 31 % non- denatured fuel , and 2 % denatured and undenatured for purposes other than fuel or drinks .