US wood pellet exports at 8.9 million metric tons in 2022 were up 20% over 2021

By Erin Voegele
Biomass Magazine
February 7, 2023
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: United States

U.S. wood pellet exports reached 917,175.4 metric tons in December, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The 917,175.4 metric tons of wood pellets exported in December was up from both 694,199.7 metric tons in November and 798,883.6 metric tons in December 2021. The U.S. exported wood pellets to more than a dozen countries in December. The U.K. was the top destination at 360,711.6 metric tons, followed by Japan at 220,953.7 metric tons and the Netherlands at 212,799.6 metric tons. The value of U.S. wood pellet exports reached $152.95 million in December, up from both $120.94 million the previous month and $101.07 million in December 2021. …Total U.S. wood pellet exports for 2022 reached 8.98 million metric tons at a value of $1.54 billion, compared to 7.45 million metric tons exported in 2021 at a value of $1.05 billion. 

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