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October 19, 2016

US to supply at least half of the EU wood pellet import demand by 2020

US to supply at least half of the EU wood pellet import demand by 2020

Despite their significant domestic production, the Scandinavian countries, mainly Denmark and Sweden, partly depend on imports from the Baltic Region and Russia. The port restrictions in Scandinavia are favoring the Baltic Sea supply, which generally ship with smaller vessels than used in the Atlantic trade.

In Denmark, one plant is located at a deep seaport and is supplied from North America. Improved flexibility in the infrastructure is expected to further increase the sourcing from North America. The market for pellets in Germany, Austria and lesser extent France and Italy is more isolated and depends mostly on the production in this region itself.

Based on a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, since 2008,

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