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November 14, 2017
Germany: Wood pellets exports crash due to German Pellets bankruptcy
German pellet manufacturers exported 367,000 tonnes of pellets in 2016, representing only about half of the amount exported in the previous year. Imports have kept their constant level of 435,000 tonnes and, thus, the foreign trade balance of the German pellet industry is negative for the first time, with a minus of 68,000 tonnes. The background to this development, according to the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association e.V. (DEPV), is the insolvency-related plant shutdowns of the former largest German pellet producer German Pellets, which was very ...
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