The production and trade of wood pellets are highly dynamic in Russia for some years now. The Russian Federation produced 1.8 million tonnes of wood pellets in 2018, 300 thousand tonnes of which (about 17%) was sold domestically.
The total capacity of all Russian wood pellet plants increased slightly in 2018, to an estimated 3.6 million tonnes of finished product. Most of the pellet enterprises are in the northwest. Siberian wood pellet producers became more active between 2016 and 2018; today, Siberia is the Russian Federation’s second-largest pellet producing region.